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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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Microsoft DPM Server slow to restore backups to external USB 3.0 Hard Drive

We currently use DPM 2016 on a 2016 Windows server handle our on premise backups. This is working fine, allowing us a 30 day restore window on our critical data. The backups are primarily Hyper-V ...
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How can I mount vss snapshots and why we have to do that to take backup in window server backup?

"Windows Server Backup cannot guarantee Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) snapshots are retained. In certain situations, after restoring to a new volume, the VSS snapshots may no longer be recognized and ...
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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 Backup failed to create the shadow copy on the storage location - after running several hours

A Server 2016 box started to throw this error intermittently a month ago. Running the backup again usually resolved it. Today it has failed with the same error three times Todays date: 2019-09-13 20:...
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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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Backup windows server with spanned / striped volumes

We are using Windows Server Backup to back up our virtual servers. The Virtual server has iSCSI virtual disks attached that are set up as striped or spanned drives in the virtual server. Does the '...
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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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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 ...