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This forum supports questions for the default backup utility in Windows Vista, Server 2008 and beyond. For questions on NTBackup or Windows Server 2003/XP, please use the “File services and storage" forum.

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    Hello All,

    Thanks in advance for any and all help.

    The other day, we had a power outage that messed up something in the windows backup and recovery program.

    I have The 2012 R2 Host, With 2 servers running in Hyper-V.

    1 is Winsvr. and the other is an AD. Both in Hyper-V.

    All 3 are set to do auto backups everyday, each at different times of the day.

    They were both set to backup to an external 1TB SSHD set to A:

    The Host does it's backup as it should. But the two in Hyper-V, is where the problem lies.

    The AD Server, had gone from backing up daily to only backing up every few days.  And the WinSvr will not backup at all, says the path does not exist.

    What are my options, and how can i fix this?

    Thanks

    Rick


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    Hi all,

    pretty straightforward question here. When doing a bare metal restore of a server, do you need to restore it onto the exact same type of server (make, model, parts etc) that it was taken on? To break this down to it's most basic level, if you did a complete backup of a 2012R2 OS on an HP server, could you then use Windows Recovery to restore that image onto a Dell server (assuming the hard drive was adequately sized)? An engineer at one of our data centres has said that a full backup image can only be restored onto a server which is an exact physical copy of the original....

    Thanks


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  • 04/01/16--10:44: VSS
  • As far as I know, VSS is a way to backup your data. Why is it different from other backup options such as Microsoft Azure Backup, Server Backup? Can you give me a scenario? 






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  • 04/02/16--04:21: New Backup Strategy Thoughts
  • Hello,

    I recently picked up a client who had virtually no IT support for several years. I have spent the last few months with them slowly working out the problems they have with their current infrastructure and am in the process of getting them back on track. A few weeks ago, a user on the network opened an email that contained Cryptolocker and the virus was able to encrypt all the data on their local computer as well as some data on other user's computers through SMB shares as well as some data on one of their servers. No backup infrastructure.

    Implementing an adequate backup infrastructure was of course on my long long list of things to get to, but unfortunately I hadn't made it that far yet. Long story short, I have plan for a new backup procedure that I wanted to get some feedback on.

    As part of their infrastructure upgrades, I have installed a new Hyper-V host and have virtualized most of their physical servers which has left us with one Dell PE T320 unused. I have upgraded the array to an 8 drive RAID 50 with 5.5TB of storage for the purpose of storing backups of servers and critical data from their workstations.

    My plan is to implement a reliable backup infrastructure that is economical, contains as many historical versions as disk space allows and that would present as low an attack interface as possible to protect the backups from ransom ware, accidental deletion and other threats.

    My idea is as follows....

    1. New backup server to contain an iSCSI target VHDX for each workstation/server.

    2. Use Windows Server Backup/Windows Backup with "Backup to a hard disk that is dedicated..." option on servers/workstations using the iSCSI targets as the backup destinations.

    3. Attach a local USB drive and configure the backup server to backup the server iSCSI target VHDX files. This would be configured to run before the nightly server backups so that there is always a second, complete copy that is 1 day behind.

    4. Future implementation of an offsite cloud backup for absolutely critical data.

    It seems to me that this option would not only allow the windows built-in backup to create incremental backups so there would be a history, but since there is no drive letter assigned and no UNC path to the destination, any potential ransom ware would not be able to access the backups. Also, since there are multiple complete copies, their data would be safe short of fire, natural disaster or the building coming down on top of it. Theft is not much of a concern at their facility.

    I have already implemented the above solution for the servers and all the backups seem to be working properly.

    Any thoughts or concerns would be much appreciated.

    Thanks


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    Hello,

    We actually have an issue about backup.

    We cannot backup our server.

    Here the log from Event Viewer \ Application :

    The backup operation that started at '‎2016‎-‎03‎-‎17T15:00:34.930000000Z' has failed because the Volume Shadow Copy Service operation to create a shadow copy of the volumes being backed up failed with following error code '2147943484'. Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.

    Here the log from Even Viewer \ Applications and Services Logs \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Backup \ Operational

    The backup operation that started at '‎2016‎-‎03‎-‎17T16:33:55.132000000Z' has failed because the Volume Shadow Copy Service operation to create a shadow copy of the volumes being backed up failed with following error code '2147943484'. Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.

    We uninstalled the Windows Server Backup feature and reinstalled it with no more success.

    We rebooted the server in rescue mode and performed a reparation and we registered all VSS DLL. No more success.

    Could you please help us.


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    Hello All,

    Thanks in advance for any and all help.

    The other day, we had a power outage that messed up something in the windows backup and recovery program.

    I have The 2012 R2 Host, With 2 servers running in Hyper-V.

    1 is Winsvr. and the other is an AD. Both in Hyper-V.

    All 3 are set to do auto backups everyday, each at different times of the day.

    They were both set to backup to an external 1TB SSHD set to A:

    The Host does it's backup as it should. But the two in Hyper-V, is where the problem lies.

    The AD Server, had gone from backing up daily to only backing up every few days.  And the WinSvr will not backup at all, says the path does not exist.

    What are my options, and how can i fix this?

    Thanks

    Rick


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    I want to automate the cleanup of backup versions. I am just backing up a folder to test with. 

    Wbadmin start backup  -backuptarget:\\testsrvr\BackupTest\bkup02 -include:E:\temp -quiet

    I can script the delete of the remote shared folders, but I also want to delete the catalog entry that references them. The -quiet just suppresses the prompts.  There is no -force option. I have tried "echo y|" but there are 2 prompts. I don't want to run this command manually. 

    I know that I can delete the entire catalog with "wbadmin delete catalog -quiet", but I want to keep the current entries. Or doesn't it matter and I should just delete the entire catalog?

    And as a side question, why can't wbadmin delete the backups in the remote shared folder? I've manually deleted the folders before I run the delete backup command and wbadmin still says that it can't delete the backups. 

    C:\>WBADMIN DELETE BACKUP -keepVersions:1 -quiet
    wbadmin 1.0 - Backup command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Enumerating backups...
    Found 2 backups,
    1 will be left after the delete operation.
    Deleting backup version 03/09/2016-19:02 (1 out of 1)...
    The operation to delete backup version 03/09/2016-19:02
    failed with error: Backups in the remote shared folder cannot be deleted. To reclaim the space,.....
    .
    The operation to delete backups completed,
    0 backups were deleted.

    C:\>WBADMIN DELETE BACKUP -keepVersions:1
    wbadmin 1.0 - Backup command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Enumerating backups...
    Found 2 backups,
    1 will be left after the delete operation.
    Do you want to delete the backups?
    [Y] Yes [N] No y

    Deleting backup version 03/09/2016-19:02 (1 out of 1)...
    The operation to delete backup version 03/09/2016-19:02
    failed with error: Backups in the remote shared folder cannot be deleted. To reclaim the space,.....
    .
    The backup cannot be deleted because the backup storage location is not
    available. Do you want to delete the entry of the backup in the catalog?
    (This option will not free space on the storage location.)
    [Y] Yes [E] Yes for all similar errors [N] No [O] No for all similar errors y

    The operation to delete backups completed,
    1 backups were deleted.


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    I'm the new IT guy here at work. Our Server O/S is Windows server 2008 R2. The old ext usb backup drives have died. I bought 4 WD passport 1TB drives. I can setup a drive to do a complete backup with no issue using windows server backup. When I put Passport 2 or Passport 3 or Passport 4 .. etc. it will not back up without me deleting the current backup job and creating one with the current weeks usb drive. My question is... how do I simply use or switch out all 4 WD 1TB Ext USB drives from week to week without deleting the current backup job. The old USB Ext drives where inter-changeable.

    Kevin


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    Hello All,
    We are having some problem with my HP Prolient DL380 G6 server, running on windows server 2008 std, 
    Problem : i can not install any update or can not open any role for this server, when ever i try to do so, the following error showing 

    1. Log Name: System
    Source: disk
    Date: 3/15/2016 7:55:34 AM
    Event ID: 11
    Task Category: None
    Level: Error
    Keywords: Classic
    User: N/A
    Computer: Sxxxxxxxxx.dom
    Description:
    The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\DR0.

    2. Log Name: System
    Source: Cissesrv
    Date: 3/15/2016 7:55:33 AM
    Event ID: 24606
    Task Category: None
    Level: Error
    Keywords: Classic
    User: N/A
    Computer: xxxxxxxx.dom
    Description:
    Logical drive 1 configured on array controller P410i [Embedded] returned a fatal error during a read/write request from/to the volume. 

    Logical block address 246264, block count 8 and command 32 were taken from the failed logical I/O request. 

    Array controller P410i [Embedded] is also reporting that the last physical drive to report a fatal error condition (associated with this logical request), is located on bus 0 and ID 0. 


    Ali SJ -MCITP 2008-



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    I have three Gen 2 VM, all running Windows Server 2012 R2 Std, performing scheduled Windows backup to NAS via iSCSI and all are reporting the following event during backup:

    Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Backup
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Backup
    Date:          2/07/2014 7:01:31 AM
    Event ID:      24
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:      
    User:          SYSTEM
    Computer:      SVR03.server.local
    Description:
    Backup started a fresh backup for volume '{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}' ('Esp') : [Reason: 'Volume size changed']. This may cause loss of older backup versions when backup completes.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Backup" Guid="{1DB28F2E-8F80-4027-8C5A-A11F7F10F62D}" />
        <EventID>24</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>4</Level>
        <Task>0</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x4000000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-07-01T21:01:31.237292800Z" />
        <EventRecordID>18</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="64584" ThreadID="59024" />
        <Channel>Microsoft-Windows-Backup</Channel>
        <Computer>SVR03.server.local</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="VolumeGUID">{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}</Data>
        <Data Name="VolumeFriendlyName">Esp</Data>
        <Data Name="VhdDeleteReason">Volume size changed</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    There has been no explicit volume size change, however these VM all use Dynamically expanding virtual hard disk (VDHX).

    A forth VM (Gen 1) running Windows 7 Pro, also provisioned with a Dynamically expanding virtual hard disk does not exhibit this behaviour when it performs a Windows backup.

    How can I rectify this situation?

    TIA

    Troy


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    Hello.

    I use system backup windows 2008 r2. This systems allows you to backup to two discs at the same time as i think. I set it up to make it to an internal disk and to usb external disk (volumen not dedicated), but always does to one of them and shows me that there is ready a backup in progress and therefore not performed i the other.

    What happen?

    Thanks.



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    Hi all,

    During backup operations, on my Windows Server 2012 R2 (Hyper-v role installed) I find this warning in Event Log:

    Event ID 51: An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk5\DR43 during a paging operation.

    How could I solve this issue? or Could I safely ignore this message?

    Just for information, before latest OS Update Rollup installation, we also found the event below:

    Event ID 157: Disk 5 has been surprise removed.

    Thanks a lot,

    David


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    I have a 500GB vhd that holds 300GB of user roaming profiles. as an extra precaution i wish to back it up to an external HDD.

    I have a 5TB external attached but i cannot find a transfer method that works. windows backup stops after 1GB with no error ouput. Ive tried to copy, paste, resulting in it hanging endlessly.

    I have also tried macrium image to take a copy but it says "

    error 0x80070079: The semaphore timeout period has expired

    as far as i can tell its getting stuck on a large file somewhere. i have changed the vhd settings so that i am the owner, i also have full access to each of the roaming proifle folders and files.



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    Hello ,

    I have configured daily System State Backup for my AD servers using Windows Server Backup on network folder

    Today i have tried to restored system state backup from another date but its showing only current date in calendar.

    Is there any way to restore the backup which was 4 days old.


    Akshay Pate


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    I have a problem with VSS on a 2012 server, in that is appears to be completely broken!

    When I right-click on a local drive and select 'Configure Shadow Copies..' nothing happens, no window opens (in Task Manager I can see the ' configure shadow copies' process but it doesn't display the window. 

    If I run VSSadmin List Writers it displays the writers with no errors.

    If I run the following commands I just get a flashing cursor, no output displays and nothing relating to VSS is recorded in the application event log: VSSadmin List Shadows, VSSadmin List Shadowstorage, VSS Delete Shadows /All.

    I have run a chkdsk /r but hasn't helped. 

    It is a Hyper-V server running couple of VMs. This is impacting backups from running (Veeam backups fail) and Windows Backup feature hangs when installing. Windows Updates also hangs at 1% when installing. Not a healthy server!

    Any ideas?! 

    Thanks,


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    Hello,

    I'm trying to backup some of my data from Windows server 2012. I'm using Buffalo LG-250GL NAS.

    I'm using scheduled backup option, but it cannot prepare the backup image, error code is '0x807800C5' , Event id 517.

    However, if i rename my folder name, then it creates new folder and successfully backs up my data, only issue is that it says version is not compatible. So again, if i change the folder name, it's okay, but i cant do that every day manually, it needs to back up everything automatically at certain time. 

    I've tried to search for a solution, but nothing works.

    Maybe my NAS is bit too old and isn't compatible with 2012 version.

    What are my options? Should i buy new NAS or is it fixable somehow?


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    Hi,

    I have MS Backup running on my 2008 R2 Server and I wanted to try a restore ....... It runs nightly and shows 7 successful jobs from each night in the top window - but right now when I asked it to do a restore it only gives me one day previous to do that?  Any idea why? 

    It says there are 7 copies under the ALL BACKUPS column on the far right but when you click on the VIEW DETAILS  box:

    They are dated:

    4/7/2016 10:00PM

    7/18/2013 5:47PM

    8/11/2012 11:29PM

    etc ....

    So where is the successful ones from the column on the right called LAST BACKUP  that lists all the previous nights?

    4/6/2016 10:00PM

    4/5/2016 10:00PM

    4/4/2016 10:00PM

    4/3/2016 10:00PM

    4/2/2016 10:00PM

    4/1/2016 10:00PM

    Any help is appreciated!

    Cheers'

    Dave


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    Hello.

    I use system backup windows 2008 r2. This systems allows you to backup to two discs at the same time as i think. I set it up to make it to an internal disk and to usb external disk (volumen not dedicated), but always does to one of them and shows me that there is ready a backup in progress and therefore not performed i the other.

    What happen?

    Thanks.



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    Hi Sir,

    Running Windows Server 2008/2012 in my home office. I want to regular server backup in my Hard Disk. What can I do? Please share important role.

    Thanks.


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    During the configuration of the Windows Server Backup in server 2012 R2, I get the following error message when formatting my external drive.

    'One of the source volumes specified has an invalid format and cannot be protected using Windows Backup. Only volumes formatted with NTFS/ReFS can be protected.'

    Seems obvious to me. Reformat the hard drive to match that format. I reformatted under computer management and selected ReFS but I still get the same error message when I run the backup wizard again.


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