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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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Scheduled snapshots for windows 2008 R2 VM setup

I need help setting up scheduled snapshots for a windows 2008 R2 virtual machine running on google-compute-engine. I have found several howtos for Linux but nothing for windows virtual machines. I am ...
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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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Server Backup direct to S3

The CloudberryLabs site states that no local disc is required for a server backup direct to the cloud (S3), but my IT service reccommends backing up to a NAS, and backing up the NAS to the cloud. If I ...
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Windows Server 2012 backup: the drive cannot find the sector requested

I have recently activated my Windows Server Backup, and till now i am receiving in each full backup, one error in my C unit where i have the OS. And there is: After doing some search I discover ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2/Hyper-V - Restoring virtualized domain controllers

It appears as if there is a large amount of conflicting or old (pertaining to Server 2008) information regarding backing up and restoring domain controllers hosted in Hyper-V. I have two domain ...
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Full system backups to remote NAS on Windows Server 2008

Context: I own a Windows Server 2008 in my office, and a WD My Cloud NAS at home. Currently, I am using the WD sync software to sync up a backup folder, which contains all the files (more or less OS ...
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Windows Server Backup MMC is crashing

I'm having a problem with Windows Server Backup. When I want to do anything, I get a window that says: blbmmc.dll MMC has detected an error in a snap-in and will unload it Report this ...
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Mount iSCSI on Windows Server without formatting?

I'm trying to test some backup solutions for our fileserver running on Windows Server 2012 R2. I have recently inherited this IT-environment and it is currently running Cobian backup as a pure file ...
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Error when backuping to USB disk over iscsi (0x80042556)

I have two Windows Server. First (a) is a W2012 Essentials. Second (b) is a W2012 R2 Standard running on top of XenServer 7.0. I have attached an external USB disk to server a and created a virtual ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Server Backup to Parity Storage Space Volume

I'm currently backing up a server and the data on the shares it hosts to a single 8TB drive (its not the only backup copy). Because of the single drive dependency, running low on capacity and 8TB ...
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Can I restore SQL databases from full Windows server backup if needed

I have scheduled backup and every day copies of: bare metal recovery system state system reserved local disk C:\ Backup is stored on iscsi disk. On local disk C are databases mdf with logs. In ...
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Mount VHD as ReadOnly

So I have the following scenario - two servers, one is Web server, another is a Backup server. Both running Windows Server 2012 R2 I have a mapped drive on Web referencing Backup I have a VHD I ...
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Stop Windows Backup from making Deduplication Exclusion for backup drive

With Windows Server Backup after every backup, the server puts an exclusion in the Deduplication list for the backup folder. Is there a way to stop this behavior? If not, is there a way to get ...
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Windows Server Backup Snap-In Initializes/Moves Extremely Slowly

I have an SBS-2011 box. The WSB snap-in consistently takes 10+ minutes to move beyond 'Reading Data'. After the snap-in finally initializes I experience the same behavior when performing a recovery. ...
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What is the solution for daily backup only changed files (with log) in Windows Server [closed]

We are a small team and working on a project that has huge file sizes which shared from a Windows Server running machine. After some losing important files, corrupted files and etc... we decided to ...
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wbadmin.exe: target image is larger than source HDDs

We're creating a bare metal backup of a server with the following command: C:\Windows\System32\wbadmin.exe start backup -backupTarget:\\192.168.2.212\e\backup_Mo -include:C:,D: -user:<servername&...
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windows server backup performance

Windows server backup has various performance and configuration settings - one of these promises better backup performance but at cost of "performance on the server may be reduced by as much as 200%". ...
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How do I perform an Exchange 2010 database backup using Windows Server Backup with Hyper-V VMs collocated on the same drive?

Yeah... I'm not the one who set it up. I've been tasked with setting up backups for their Exchange data. I've read through the documentation and learned about all the caveats that come with using the ...
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Windows Server Backup: Is it possible to backup a mapped drive?

Windows Server Backup: Is it possible to add a mapped drive to a scheduled backup (to back up from) I can currently see only local drives and Virtual Machines.
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How to fix system state backup error and NTDS VSS (error: 0x800423f4) state [11]?

The SBS 2011 (Exchange is at SP1) Windows 2008 R2 suddenly stopped making backups with error Backup unsuccessful. A Volume Shadow Copy Service operation failed. Unknown error (0x800423f4). When ...
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How can I automatically unlock a Bitlocker To Go hard drive if no user is logged on?

I'm using external USB hard drives to backup my server (Windows Server Backup). These drives are encrypted by Bitlocker To Go. I configured the disks to get unlocked automatically, because they are ...
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Windows Server Backup Problems

I've got a bit of a problem here that I have inherited. Currently, I have two Windows 2012 servers running. One server is a production server with 1 Hyper-V VM on it that has SBS 2008 on the guest ...
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Windows Server 2008 incremental backup behaviour - scheduled vs. backup once

I'm relatively new to working with Server 2008 and need to know a little more about the behaviour of the built-in Windows Server Backup. I'm running a small stand-alone server which is mostly just a ...
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Exclude specific VHDX from online backup of Hyper-V guest

I'm using the built-in Windows Server Backup on my Hyper-V host (running Server 2012 R2 Standard) to back up a guest VM named SVR2012 (also running Server 2012 R2 Standard). Several VHDX files are ...
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Windows Server Backup: list backups on destination

I need to retrieve the list of backups on a system's backup volume via script. The information I am after can be found in the WSB GUI after clicking "View details" of the "Destination usage" part in ...