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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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     For questions on NTBackup or Windows Server 2003/XP, please use the “File services and storage

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    Hi,
    I have a Windows server 2012 where I configured Windows server backup. The following items are to be backed up (full server backup):

    • system state
    • C: (60GB with about 30GB data)
    • D: (3TB with about 1,5GB dedplucated data)
    • system-reserved (about 300MB)

    The backup target is an iscsi target with 3TB. 
    The backup jobs runs fine and uses about 1,4TB on the iscsi target.
    But only one version/copy (checked with `wbadmin get versions`) is kept. 
    Does anyone have an idea why it only keeps one copy? I already tried to recreate the schedule, remove the backup and start from scratch, but I always end up with just one copy.

    Cheers,
    Nicki


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    Hi All,

    I am creating a best practice document for my backup environment.  I am currently using CommVault v10.   We have a 2 node

    cluster ( Windows 2012 Hyper-V ) in the environment with one cluster shared volume.  I had known that Windows 2012 is

    allowing parallel backups . Windows 2008 Hyper-V doesnt allow it because of the redirected IO mode.  As I am currently aware of

    Vmware limitation to the number of virtual machines to backup at the same time on the same datastore to 3 VMs.  The reason it

    is limited to 3 is to avoid overwhelming the datastore with IOs as there will be multiple Vmware snapshots created when running

    the backup.    In Hyper-V 2012 is there such a limit?  Also how many virtual machines can be backup at the same time that is sitting on one Hyper-V node in a cluster?

    If there is no answer to my question, I would appreciate if someone can point me to the right URL or pdf file as to what are the do's and don'ts that Microsoft has created so as not to have issues with backing up virtual machines.

    Any info is appreciated


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    we have a full backup of one client, and we want to restore that full backup. After restoring it, does it required to dis-join and rejoin to domain controller ?


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    Hi

    Error - The specified backup location could not be found or is not a supported backup storage location.

    we are trying to take backup on 500GB External HDD.

    Server - Windows server 2008 r2

    Backup- system state backup via command prompt.


    Arvind


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  • 02/07/14--01:36: Hardware Advice
  • Hi, I'm after some advice on backup hardware...

    I have a new HP ML310 Gen8 server, I only have 500GB to back up, do no big deal..., and I have and old HP RDX 320GB external drive that I used with our previous server...

    This idea worked fine with our old Server 2003 setup, but with Windows Sever 2012 Ess R2 things seem to be a bit more involved..

    When I hook the drive up, it appears as a external drive, as you would expect.., but when I try to set it up using the builtin Windows Server Backup it doesn't recognise the drive as a backup device, so I have to mess about creating a share and backing it up that way...

    My question is, is the RDX the way to go with this server...?, I just wonder if there is a better external hardware backup device out there, that allows me to put together a simple backup strategy that allows the users to easily take a backup off site at night...

    Cloud backup is not an option as the broadband is very slow..


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    Hi there,

    I am currently using robocopy to backup our satellite office file server across WAN to our main location. It works OK for the most part until it gets to pst files.

    If pst files are changed (which they are on a daily basis), robocopy backs up the whole file instead of the changed parts. The problem is that these PST files are big (over 2gb in size) and the WAN connection isn't great.

    Can anyone suggest perhaps another solution that backs only the changed parts INSIDE the pst files instead of the whole file. As far as i understand robocopy does not have that capability. Perhaps this is relevant to other file extensions also, not just PST.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,


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    Hello All,

    I have a HP server that I have just installed Server 2012 standard, SQL Server 2012 and Sharepoint 2013.

    When I try to take bare metal backup I get the error: "The system writer is missing", I have tried the backup as the local admin and domain admin.

    The backup will only work if I decide to back up C:, once I select "Bare Metal" or "System State" the backup fails.

    I have tried this solution: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc734021.aspx but have not had any luck yet.

    When I run the command "vssadmin list writers" I can not see "System Writer" listed.

    How can I add/turn on the System Writer?


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    Hi everybody,

    on our SBS 2008 EventViewer says Backup Succeeded, no further errors shown.
    But when I try to recover files or Volumes, data Partition "D" is not shown. Server-Manager -> Storage -> Windows-Server-Backup says "Completed with Warnings", and Details show:

    "D:The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error"

    But in WindowsImageBackup there is a vhd of the appropriate size.

    ChkDsk says no errors on both backup and destination drive. What now?

    Thanks,
    Thilo


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    Hello I'm running Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V role installed. I'm in a small business environment so windows Server Backup seems like an ideal solution.

    After installing the role on the host machine when I click on Backup Schedule it just hangs upon clicking the Backup Schedule link (please wait) I waited for a long time, then uninstalled / reinstalled / restarted the server.  I was able to schedule a backup that failed instantly with error backup failed to complete. the version does not support this version of the file format

    After that I tried to modify my local backup schedule, and it started hanging again... I've searched for hours and hours on the forums and TechNet and can't seem to find anything remotely close to my exact problem.  It's a fairly fresh install too.

    also the file format error referred back to the system reserved volume, not the .vhdx like some of the other posts seemed to suggest.



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    Hi,
    I have a Windows server 2012 where I configured Windows server backup. The following items are to be backed up (full server backup):

    • system state
    • C: (60GB with about 30GB data)
    • D: (3TB with about 1,5GB dedplucated data)
    • system-reserved (about 300MB)

    The backup target is an iscsi target with 3TB. 
    The backup jobs runs fine and uses about 1,4TB on the iscsi target.
    But only one version/copy (checked with `wbadmin get versions`) is kept. 
    Does anyone have an idea why it only keeps one copy? I already tried to recreate the schedule, remove the backup and start from scratch, but I always end up with just one copy.

    Cheers,
    Nicki


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    First W2K12 install, so, learning. W2K12 running in guest W2K8R2 Hyper-V. See error below. Been occuring since install, several events recorded within same 15 minute period each day, before and after joined to domain. Bing/Google searches and Event ID turned up no info. Quesrions:

    1. Why are online backups not enabled by default? (what if this were an Exchange or AD machine, for example)
    2. Where can I read up on scoped snapshots (again, searching yielded no info)
    3. In what scenarios should I leave scoped snapshots disabled? In what scenarios should I enable?

    incidentally, this particular vm will be for SQL 2012 Enterprise. Followed immediately by a SharePoint 2013 vm also running W2K12.

    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        vmicvss
    Date:          12/10/2012 11:45:02 AM
    Event ID:      13
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      <Name Removed>
    Description:
    Windows cannot perform an online backup of this system because scoped snapshots are enabled. To resolve this, disable scoped snapshots by creating the following registry value on this computer:
      PATH: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore\
      DWORD: ScopeSnapshots
      Value: 0
     Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on the computer.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="vmicvss" />
        <EventID Qualifiers="49154">13</EventID>
        <Level>2</Level>
        <Task>0</Task>
        <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-12-10T16:45:02.000000000Z" />
        <EventRecordID>442</EventRecordID>
        <Channel>Application</Channel>
        <Computer><name removed></Computer>
        <Security />
      </System>
      <EventData>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    Thanks,

    Joan


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    Hi all,

    I have connected a usb external drive as a backup to disk solution using Windows Backup feature on Windows Server 2008 R2 in a test environment to see if what the limitations are. After all my tests I've removed the test server and now I find that whenever I connect the usb drive it will not be read.
    I have tried deleting the volume, formatting the partition, nothing helps. After a lot of tests it got to a point where it would either show as RAW partition or simply as not initialized. I've worked with diskpart and with the GUI tools to try and make something of it but nothing worked.
    Most of the times I would get errors that the file specified does not exist and in event viewer I find the following errors:

    Event ID 140: The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur in VolumeId: \\?\Volume{93c8cbc2-42fb-11e3-be75-5cac4cfd0b06}, DeviceName: \Device\HarddiskVolume5.

    (A device which does not exist was specified.)

    Oddly enough Volume 5 is on the internal Hard disk of the machine I'm using right now, not on the USB disk.

    Eent ID 153: The IO operation at logical block address 5f186f for Disk 1 was retried.

    After many different attempts I managed to get it to see the volume as it was named by the backup service again but I can't browse the files, nor can I reformat.
    Any ideas?

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    Routine Back Up does not recognize disc in drive E.

    I have been unable to run a routine back up for months.  The back up comand requests a new disk named "    " and inserted.  After closing the bay with the new disk and checking OK, the system reports NO disc.  I have wasted hours trying to solve this problem.

    Please help!


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    We have two new Windows Servers 2012 R2 that I'm trying to set backups on using a script. When I used the -allCritical switch, I get the error specified in the subject. When I look at the partition information using diskpart, I see a 2048 MB partition with no drive letter labeled as System that is FAT32. I was never prompted to my recollection of what file system to format the partition with. Is it safe to assign this partition a letter, convert to NTFS, and then remove the drive letter?

    Thanks


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    Hello,

    When I try to run a system state backup with this command: wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backuptarget:<drive letter>

    I get the error

    "Failed to create the shared protection point on the source volumes.

    ERROR - Volume Shadow Copy Service operation error (0x8004230f)
    The shadow copy provider had an unexpected error while trying to process the specified operation."

    I'm not sure how to fix this. I'm logged into the machine as an Administrator.

    Windows Server Enterprise 2008 SP2 64-bit

    Any suggestions??



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    I have a backup of a physical server that I want to restore to smaller disks, but the backup won't allow this.

    How can I get around this?


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    Hi Sir,

    We have one windows 2003 server with 5 Remote Desktop connection.

    Someone hack our server and all the files (including system files) had been corrupted. 

    Kindly guide us the procedure to move it another server 2003/2008.

    So, Please tell me the procedure recover/repair corrupted files.

    The virus is something like encrypted the file and given some email to decrypt.


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    Environment:

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials running in VirtualBox in a Windows 7 host. Networking is configured and works fine.

    Background:

    My only backup needs are to copy the contents of two folders to a NAS folder every day at 2 AM.

    I configured a backup schedule in Windows Server Backup (wbadmin) to a network location which is hosted as a Samba share on a Synology NAS.

    For authentication, I created a backup user which has the same username and password as a user on the Samba share, with permission to read and write the backup folder. I added this user to the Backup Operators group.

    Problem:

    When I try to run the Backup Once operation to test my backup, I get the following error message:

    "Windows Backup cannot read the backup destination."

    What I've tried:

    I verified that the location is directly accessible in Windows by copying and pasting the address from the Windows Server Backup destination into explorer. Providing the backup user credentials opened the location and creating/reading files worked fine.

    Adding the backup user to the Administrators group did not have an effect.

    Update 2014-02-18

    I checked the backup destination and was surprised to find that the scheduled backup actually completes successfully. However, Backup Once always results in the above error message.


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    As per subject mentioned, need a software (free or trial version) to backup the Microsoft windows NT server.

    please advise the suitable software and I will be appreciated your help.


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