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Windows Server 2019 Windows Backup Issue with Hyper-V

I am running Windows Server 2019 and have configured Windows Server Backup. The backup is to a dedicated backup disk and consists of the following options: Bare Metal Recovery C: System Reserved ...
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wbadmin - Recovering a vhdx file without overwritting the host VM

I need to restore a vhdx file from backup on a Windows 2019 Hyper-V Core server using the command line. This is the command I am using: wbadmin start recovery -version:10/12/2021-05:00 -itemType:...
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Error 0x800706BA Restoring Windows Server 2012 from System Image

We've been running Windows Server 2012 in a VMware virtual machine for a few years now. The VM has the OS, apps, and user data on one virtual disk and automated system image backups on another virtual ...
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System Volume Information in too huge in Windows Server 2016

I am new in system administration. One of my Windows Server 2016 disk has issue on space which is system volume information consume huge spaces and keep growing uncontrollably. Current size is 1.6TB ...
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Windows Server Backup creating absolute backups instead of incremental to network share [duplicate]

I created a daily backup to a network share and as the backup setup specifies, it should be incremental, but it has been transfering the whole disk to the share instead of actually creating ...
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DPM 2016 System State Protection Windows Server Backup Event 19 2155413599

I am using Data Protection Manager 2016 and have configured "System State Backup" on a server. The server has the agent installed, Windows Server Backup feature enabled, and the configured ...
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Windows Server Backup - Please wait

I have an annoying issue with Windows Server Backup - Please wait... I added one RAID 5 array and reconfigured some drives and changed letters of non system drives, after which I couldn't start Server ...
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Can I use "Windows Server Backup function" or "wbadmin" to backup MariaDB?

I am making a backup strategy for MariaDB on Windows Server. To make my life easier, I was wondering if I can use the "Windows Server Backup function" or "wbadmin" as a backup tool ...
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Is it possible to backup and restore a Netbackup Master server using Windows Server Backup?

I have installed Netbackup 8.2 master server on Windows Server 2019 system. I read this document , which says you neet to re-install OS and Netbackup itself, then the catalog in order to restore ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Standard trying to backup files that doesn't exists

We have a fully patched Windows 2012 R2 standard server that is using windows backup to a usb external drive. The backup runs but we get a few WID errors that all relate to WSUS. Application Message: ...
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Returning data from old Server 2008 R2 Windows Server Backup (without Server 2008 R2)

Have just run into an issue where I need to find a file that is on an old Server 2008 R2 backup using Windows Server Backup. Is there any method of viewing that data if we don't have 2008 R2 installed ...
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Bootable one-to-one backup clone of Windows Server 2019? [closed]

The ability to make backup clones of an OS link Linux and macOS (eg, Carbon Copy Cloner, Super Duper, ChronoSync, etc.) offers wonderful peace of mind. For years I've struggled with this seeming to ...
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How to boot vhdx drives?

I recovered a bare metal backup for one hyper-v vm (2012 R2) in the form of 2 vhdx files. How can I boot the backed up vm? Should I burn into a USB/DVD or can I just use an unallocated drive space?
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Server 2012 R2 backup and restore

I do not have much experience with backup/restore to windows server images. I have a Windows server 2012r2 with sql and an accounting program. It is/was joined to a domain. I had to do a restore ...
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Windows 2019 backup: bare metal restore

I'm rehearsing a virtual machine bare metal restore. Backups are taken daily and saved on a secure external server. We are assuming a total disaster, so bad that no domain controller is available, so, ...
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How to download Azure snapshot

Azure / cloud newbie here. We have an app that we have run on Azure for a few years. Company is winding down and I have been tasked with backing up and archiving the program and ideally the server ...
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Does "wbengine" of Windows Server 2019 support incremental backups when targeting network shares?

This is a follow up to things I've written down in an answer to another question: How does Windows Image Backup decide which files to backup? Windows/NTFS manages change journals on each volume, ...
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Windows Server Backup doesn't work when "Do not allow storage of credentials" GPO enabled

I am getting a Windows Server Backup error which reads... "A specified logon session does not exist. It may already have been terminated" Whenever I try to save a backup schedule. In trying to ...
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Windows Server Backup is installed but not selectable anywhere

On a Server 2019 box Windows Server Backup is installed But it's not available for selection within the usual suspects? Any ideas how to get it to appear? Thanks
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Online backup of Ubuntu 18.04 VM on Hyper-V 2019

I have created a Generation 2 VM running Ubuntu Server 18.04 on a Windows Server 2019 Datacenter. I would like to do an online backup of this VM to another disk in the server (and eventually to a NAS)...
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Backup and Restore Active Directory Users and Computers Without Full AD Restore

Before I begin, I will be the first to admit that much of you this problem stemmed from failing to follow best practices pertaining to deployment and disaster recovery of AD servers. Much has been ...
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Windows Server 2019 Backup includes Hyper-V checkpoints

I've noticed two issues on Windows Server 2019, when creating backups with the build in Windows Server Backup feature. Apparently my virtual machines are being put into a backup or create checkpoint ...
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Does Windows Server's automatic incremental backup "work well" with multiple backup disks?

Since Windows Server 2008 R2 (up to and including Server 2019, as far as I know), Windows Server Backup performs automatic management of full and incremental backup: Automatic management of full ...
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Windows Server 2016 (Backup - opinion)

I'm looking for a simple answer. I have a server here that's identical to our primary server. I want to make this server our backup server. Can someone point me to a resource or mention the ...
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Windows Server Backup (WSB) on iSCSI Disk - space not freed after Backup deletion

I'm at a loss here and wanted to ask for your help. I take care of the IT infrastructures and backups of some external companies. This week, I've already had the same issue of no more space on the ...
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Windows Server Backup and shadow copies - how to automatically rotate?

My question is about how to manage the rotation (i.e., automatic deletion) of old backups when using Windows Server Backup. I'm using Windows Backup on a Windows Server 2016 system. I know that ...
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Set-WBPolicy: The Parameter is incorrect

When configuring a backup using Powershell in Windows 2016 Core, I am receiving an unintelligible exception. I have created a backup policy as follows: $policy = New-WBPolicy Add-...
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Best way to Sync files from Windows server 2012 R2 to another Windows server 2012 R2 with only local admin privilege

My IT dept give me 2 servers (Windows server 2012 R2), the first one have 4TB data, the 2nd one have an empty 5TB partition. I have admin privilege on both servers. I have to move all data from server-...
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Windows server backup skips itself

There is a Windows Server 2012 R2 with a scheduled windows server backup, but it does not run the backup. However, if I hit the "Run Once" backup, it runs successfully. There is no log at %windir%\...
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Where does Windows Server Backup store its "templates"?

I have a malfunctioning Windows Server Backup instance on WS2012R2, it has a weird but stable behavior - it starts up, if it succeeded last time, it fails with 0x8007007b ("Syntax error in file or dir ...
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Can I restore a SQL Server instance from file backups only?

Our windows 2016 server failed to restart after a windows update yesterday. In order to avoid the update that crashed it issue (whatever it was), I'm in the process of rebuilding it clean. So I've ...
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Cannot recover from Windows Server Backup after expanded volume

I am running a Windows Server 2012 r2 instance on Hyper-v, I set up Windows Server Backup to run every night to incrementally back up a large folder. The folder sits on the same Virtual Hard Disc as ...
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Backups failing due to access problems

We're using Veritas Backup Exec 16.0 to run backups of our servers. We've upgraded from Backup Exec 2010 and have been firefighting problems since then trying to get the schedules to run smoothly. ...
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Windows Server Backup and System State size

I am currently using Windows Server Backup (on a Windows 2016 DC server) for daily backups of System State to a local network folder - ie the network folder is shared by the very same host I am ...
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Backup Exec 2014 Setup

So I'm really rusty when it comes to configuring Backup Exec 2014 to back up to tape library. Current config Server 2012 HP 1/8 G2 AutoLoader LTO4 via SAS Card Can someone help me out. enter image ...
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Errors when backing up Windows server to NAS

I'm trying to backup several Windows servers to a Synology NAS using the 'Active Backup for Server' package available on the Synology Package Center. The specifics of the package probably aren't too ...
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Windows Server Backup Catalog corrupted

I am facing this issue multiple times on my Windows 2008R2 Server. It is showing this error when I try to backup using wbadmin. "Windows backup failed. Global Catalog Corrupted." I tried restoring ...
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Server 2016 - Backup 517 error

For the last week one server is failing backups to a NAS with The backup operation that started at '‎2017‎-‎12‎-‎17T23:37:47.558318200Z' has failed with following error code '0x807800C5' (There was a ...
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Is my Windows Server Backup in Azure safe against ransomware attacks?

I am thinking of a backup plan for fast recovery scenario for my windows Azure hosted VM's. My plan is to create a backup disk that is attached to my VM and using Windows Server Backup I create a ...
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Where does Windows Server 2012 R2 Expect to see the WindowsImageBackup folder?

Whenever I try to recover a server from the Windows Reccovery Environment, it never finds the backup image. I tried the networking option, but it never sees it. It scans the share, no error, finds ...
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Windows Server Backup - managing multiple targets

I have Windows Server Backup connected to 2x NAS devices (via iSCSI), each one is situated in a different building for resilience. I'd like to backup from WSB to both targets. WSB supports multiple ...
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Windows Server Backup Scheduling

Windows Server 2008 R2. I know it's possible to schedule a backup, but is it possible to schedule a recovery? I have already backed up my server using the 'Backup Once' feature. Now I'd like to ...
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Sync WindowsImageBackup folder

I have a server running Windows Server 2016 Essentials. (Usually try and avoid the SBS type versions although I was hoping they hadn't hobbled things in 2016, ... but yes, they have) This customers ...
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Restoring Windows Server 2008 to 2012

I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 and I am about to create a one time backup of a system drive (D: approx. 2TB - contains files and folders only), using the 'Windows Server Backup' tool. I'm planning ...
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Incorrect Credentials: Windows Server Backup

I have three windows servers I'm trying to backup to a network folder. I was able to schedule a backup of the first two with no problem, but the third one (the domain controller) throws the error "The ...
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Restore OS volume with windows server backup

I want to take a backup of my azure VM after provisioning in order to give less-privileged users the ability to do a full restore sometime down the road. However, it appears that you can't do a volume ...
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Windows Server Backup: unable to create scheduled backup job because of disc formatting error

I am trying to setup a scheduled backup in Windows Server Backup on a server 2012 R2 box. I can run through the process of creating the backup. I choose "backup to hard disk that is dedicated for ...
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Windows server backup ulitity - cannot restore data

Seems to be a common problem with Windows Server Backup Utility. This is a Server 2008 Standard box. We had a backup that was performed about a year ago that we need to restore. I was able to pull ...
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Schedule a daily system state backup to system drive while keeping the backup of the last 2 days

I want to do an automatic daily system state backup of my 2012 R2 DC. I only want to keep the backups of the last 2 days. There is one caveat: I want to backup to a network share (and via the wizard ...
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fragmentation leads to excessive vhdx backup size

The server hosts a service called MultiCash-Datenbank. For each user it keeps two cache files (SPASD32.SRC and SPASD32Z.SRC), which grow in size by ~1MB/day. There's also a bunch of small data files ...
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