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  • 05/10/13--05:30: Cant find hardisk
  • I TRY TO RUN BACKUP IN WINDOWS 7 AND I TRY TO CREATE A PARTITION (C: AND D:) BUT D CAN'T FIND...

    SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH..

    THANK'S pLSSS ANSWER ME ASAP...


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  • 05/10/13--11:24: Backup Sizes Make No Sense
  • I'm not understanding what Server 2012 is doing to my backups.  I created a backup report so I can keep an eye on my backups to make sure they are finishing using live data instead of event tracking which is a nightmare.  I gave myself a 3% variance between the actual used space on a server versus the backed up image.  This was fine in R2.  However now in Server 2012 the differences are not only way off but they make no sense at all....

    Active Directory VM:

    Used Space - 18.31GB

    Backup Image - 20.27GB (huh???)

    Where did the extra 2GB come from?  if I mount and open the VHD and look at the drive it's identical, 18.31 used.

    Web Server VM:

    Used -  40.90GB

    Backup Image - 39.1GB

    Oh look, magic!  If there's compression being used then my AD example above makes even less sense.

    At any rate, 2012 completely borked this report.  Has anyone come up with any ideas to compare the size of a live 2012 server with the size of its Windows Image backup?

    Thanks for any info!



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    Hello-

    We've recently installed a 2012 Standard server that we want to use as a file/profile server, and are backing up to external hard drives. Since the drives are bit-locked, we have the external drives assigned to drive letters, which are then dedicated to the backup process. 

    Backups to and recoveries from the drives work perfectly on the 2012 box. 

    Since this is the only 2012 machine in our enterprise currently, we want to make sure we can recover user files and profiles in the event of a loss. 

    I have the Bitlocker feature installed on a 2008 R2 server and am unable to unlock the drive. However, when I attempt to restore from the backup, the machine provides the following error:

    "The system global catalog is corrupted."

    I know the catalog is not corrupted, because I can immediately plug it back in to 2012 and recover from it. 

    If I plug the drive into Windows 7 Pro, the system will prompt me to unlock it with Bitlocker. However, once that's done the backup software won't recognize the disk as a backup location.

    So, the question comes down to whether there is a way to restore this backup on any other OS besides 2012? Is there a setting I need to enable on 2012 to allow a legacy OS to use the backup? A feature on 2008 that would allow restoring backups from future OSes?

    Any ideas are welcome, and my apologies if this has an easy solution. No amount of keyword searching got me to what I wanted. 

    Thank you!


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    Hi everybody! Thank you in advance for looking and attempting to help!

    Here is my scenario:

    1. I connect with a Server 2008 R2 Server to a remote iSCSI (Software) Windows Server 2012 mount.
    2. Run Windows backup to that iSCSI mount from Windows Server 2008 R2.
    3. Disconnect the iSCSI mount on 2008 box.
    4. Take the iSCSI target VHD file offline on the 2012 box.
    All works fine so far.

    Disaster testing...

    1. I download the VHD file to the d drive of the 2008 server.
    2. Boot into Windows PE
    3. Mount the vhd file with diskpart
    4. Make sure I can browse the vhd, so I know it is accessible.
    All good so far...

    (F is the VHD drive)

    5. wbadmin get versions -backuptarget:f: -machine:srv1 <--- Here is where I receive VSS error

    ERROR - A volume shadow copy service operation error has occured: (0x80042302)
    A volume shadow copy service component encountered an unexpected error.
    Check the application event log for more information.

    I have tried this on multiple boxes with the same results...ANY HELP PLEASE :)

    Thanks!


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    Hi folks

    on 2 different i hav shadow copy component backup failure both of them have same configuration,: MS windows 2008 R2 SP1 ver 6.1 build 7601, both physical server.

    backup application which i using is symantec netbackup.

    bcdedit output from server1

     bcdedit /enum

     
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    path                    \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {6433896e-3e6b-11e0-9e3f-e41f13d6455a}
    displayorder            {current}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 30
     
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.efi
    description             Windows Server 2008 R2
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {64338970-3e6b-11e0-9e3f-e41f13d6455a}
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {6433896e-3e6b-11e0-9e3f-e41f13d6455a}
    nx                      OptOut
     
    ==========================================================
    output from server2
    bcdedit/enum
     
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {4d265bb4-7954-11e2-8637-6cae8b27a84d}
    displayorder            {current}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 30
     
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows Server 2008 R2
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {4d265bb6-7954-11e2-8637-6cae8b27a84d}
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {4d265bb4-7954-11e2-8637-6cae8b27a84d}
    nx                      OptOut

    if u keenly look and compare output then 1 line is missing from output of server2 :

    path                    \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi

    question is why bootmgfw.efi path is missing from output of server2

     why there is difference in Windows Boot Manager configuration ?

    please help me understand this. please explain in simple terms.


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  • 05/11/13--11:44: WebSite Access
  • Windows 2008 Domain environment own web site not opening internally  :

    My domain name is example: abc.com and website name is www.abc.com , i am not able to access website from internally my web site hosted outside, i have create A record entry in DNS and assign IP address, but stiil not opening.Please Help with this issue . thanks in advance.  


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    Here is the event error:

    The backup operation that started at '‎2013‎-‎05‎-‎11T05:20:25.793000000Z' 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 '2155348249'. Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.

    Things I have looked at:

    I gave a drive letter to "System Reserved" Partition as F:

    System Reserved partition is 100% full but I can not see why.

    F:\>dir /a
     Volume in drive F is System Reserved
     Volume Serial Number is A87F-7A18

     Directory of F:\

    10/05/2013  11:12 PM    <DIR>          $RECYCLE.BIN
    05/05/2012  09:09 PM    <DIR>          Boot
    20/11/2010  06:40 AM           383,786 bootmgr
    05/05/2012  09:35 PM             8,192 BOOTSECT.BAK
    17/03/2013  10:40 PM    <DIR>          System Volume Information
                   2 File(s)        391,978 bytes
                   3 Dir(s)               0 bytes free

    F:\>

    Looking for any shadows: no shadows left after I deleted all of them.

    DISKSHADOW> list shadows all
    Querying all shadow copies on the computer ...
    No shadow copies found in system.
    DISKSHADOW> System Reserved

    WSb Sceduled backup:

    I deleted the scheduled back which was working for awhile and then recreated it the scheduled backup:

    The backup fails with the error that there is not enough disk space.

    During the recreation of the scheduled backup the process reformatted my drive L:

    Drive L shows empty with 930GB in size and 11Mb in use.  

    The full backup estimate is 327GB.

    I tried running the backup from the elevated PS:

    PS F:\> wbadmin start backup -systemstate -backuptarget:H
    wbadmin 1.0 - Backup command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2004 Microsoft Corp.

    Retrieving volume information...
    This will back up volume System Reserved(F:) (Selected Files),Data(E:) (Selected Files),Local Disk(C:) (Selected Files)
    to l.
    Do you want to start the backup operation?
    [Y] Yes [N] No y

    ERROR - The specified backup location could not be found or is not a
    supported backup storage location.
    PS F:\>

    I assigned a drive letter to the backup drive to show the space free; drive H is the backup drive.

    PS F:\> Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_LogicalDisk | Select -Property DeviceID, @{Name='FreeSpaceMB';Expression={$_.FreeSpac
    e/1MB} } | Format-Table -AutoSize

    DeviceID     FreeSpaceMB
    --------     -----------
    A:                     0
    C:         12128.4765625
    D:                     0
    E:       537155.28515625
    F:                     0
    G:         68071.9921875
    H:        952181.2109375

    PS F:\>

    Might anyone have some other ideas?

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers


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  • 05/11/13--22:29: Technical stuff level
  • Hi Sir,

    As windows server administrator , what are knowledge should want know ?


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  • 05/12/13--05:30: Backup fail
  • Hi,

    I setup windows server backup(Windows Server 2008 R2) in a dedicated hard disk and recently i went to leave for 1 month.After came back from leave i found error in windows server backup management console showing not enough space to backed up and it is not opened. So i changed to another dedicated hard disk for taking backup and now it is working fine. Recently one user askme to retrieve data that he has deleted accedentally,but that data backup in old dedicated hard disk.So how can i retrieve the backup from the old HD.

    Regards,

    Venkata


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    What is the best way to create a full system image with Windows server 2008 R2 Std?  For instance, I would like to create a full system image of my server to a portable HD.  Lets say one day my server is stolen and I had to purchase a second server.  From that HD and Windows CD I want to be able to hit restore on this new server.   This new server works, functions, has all the programs, drivers, set up, etc like the first server.  Basically, I want to be able to create a full system image or back up that I could use to make clone of any server of the same brand.

    Would I have to purchase a specific software for that?  Is 2008 R2 capable of this?

    Responding in laymen terms would be highly appreciated since I am very new at this.



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  • 05/13/13--01:24: Backup HDD, restore to SSD
  • Hi. Now i have installed Windows 7 on HDD 1 TB. I want migrate to SSD 256 GB.

    I have create full backup (using Windows Backup) and try restory on SSD, and got error: your backup disk is more than a new drive. But backup size is 90 GB.
    I can shrink volume, but till 50 % = 500 GB. How i can fixed it and restory on SSD (maybe i need new backup) ? If it is possible with this method.

    Thanks.



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    For data, we use a combination of external hard drives and backup tapes (nightly backups on weekdays).

    Testing shows that we can recover data (restore it and access it) which is good...

    But...

    What about recovering entire servers?

    We have a couple Windows 2008 servers. I do a full server backup to external hard drive (weekly).

    What I would like to do is increase disk capacity on a server in another building of our "campus" and perform full server backups to this location.

    Running the full server backups once a week to external hard drive while I do something else in the meantime is not *that* big a hassle but I'd like to automate so it would take place at night, once a week or even each night, to the remote location. If we can ever obtain the additional disk space (budget freeze after budget freeze, seems like relatively simple things can be so difficult to obtain).

    Then someone recommended offsite backup - to another geographical location, not to another building 200 yards away, but miles away.

    (Backup sets are currently stored in fireproof safes, one set in Building 1, another in Building 2).

    The link between the two buildings is 1 Gigabit.

    Upload speed on the Internet link is 1.5 Mbps (download 12 Mbps - on paper).

    Uploading data on a link like that would be incredibly slow (full nightly backup is currently around 40 GB).

    What kind of bandwidth would you need for entire servers?!!

    Is anyone here backing up entire servers to offsite storage?


    Please mark as helpful if you find my contribution useful or as an answer if it does answer your question. That will encourage me - and others - to take time out to help you.



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  • 05/13/13--16:32: iertutil.dll
  • im haveing problems starting my pc can u help me&nbsp;

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    Hi,

    I am not sure if you can help me out with this, but if you know of some way, or some software that can do this it would be greatly appreciated. I currently have a server with Windows 2003 on it. It has a domain, but only roughly 15 users, and only really hosts a network drive. All in all there is a roughly 300GB of data. I need to keep basically a mirrored copy of this server for disaster purposes.  (office gets burnt down etc). 

    If the server got destroyed then with this mirrored server I would then be able to let my employees run off the server remotely while another mirrored server is sent down to the new location to be installed. The mirrored server needs to be updated everyday as we mainly only use one software, but it obviously uses a SQL DB that is constantly changing and thus needs to be constantly backed up.

    Does anyone know of a software that can perform this sort of function? I have three servers in total that I need this done to (I have spare servers that I may use), but the three servers only add up to around 300GB of data. 

    Once the servers are mirrored there will only need to be updates to a small amount of data everyday so that everyday the servers are mirrored, and ready to go.

    What are your thoughts on this? Any suggestions? Your help is greatly appreciated!

    Thank You

    Jamie G.


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    Recently started having a few problems backup up one of my Hyper-V servers. Its a server 2008 R2 box running pretty much just the hyper-v roll.

    There are 4 VM's:

    * SBS01 = Small Business Server 2011 Standard

    * APP01 = Server 2008 R2 Standard

    * W7E01/W7E02 = 2x Win 7 for testing/etc

    Backups on SBS01/APP01 run without issue. The Win 7 VM's dont backup. The problem is with the hosts (HVS01) backups, they always fail with the below error in event log.

    vssadmin list writers also shows up an error for the "Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer" (also included below).

    I've noticed that when I try to run a backup maunally, APP01 will go into a saved state, then SBS01/W7E0* will "Create VSS snapshop set" (and stay running), then APP01 will come back up. The reason I mention this as being a bit strange is because all 4 VM's have the 'Backup (Volume snapshot)' option selected under integration services. So I would expect none of them to be entering a saved state.

    On the subject on IS... I have checked the version number on the host and VM's and they are all the same (6.0.7601.17514)

    I've also tried the usual delete/recreate backups, backup to different location, etc. All with no result.

    If anyone is able to point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated.

    Thanks.

    ========== EVENT LOG ==========

    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Backup
    Date:          27/03/2012 4:09:33 AM
    Event ID:      521
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:     
    User:          SYSTEM
    Computer:      HVS01.domain.local
    Description:
    The backup operation that started at '‎2012‎-‎03‎-‎26T17:00:39.891000000Z' 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 '2155348129'. Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.
    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>521</EventID>
        <Version>0</Version>
        <Level>2</Level>
        <Task>0</Task>
        <Opcode>0</Opcode>
        <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-03-26T17:09:33.208964000Z" />
        <EventRecordID>5240</EventRecordID>
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="5992" ThreadID="5184" />
        <Channel>Application</Channel>
        <Computer>HVS01.domain.local</Computer>
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data Name="BackupTime">2012-03-26T17:00:39.891000000Z</Data>
        <Data Name="ErrorCode">2155348129</Data>
        <Data Name="ErrorMessage">%%2155348129</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    ========== VSSADMIN LIST WRITERS ==========

    vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

    Writer name: 'Task Scheduler Writer'
       Writer Id: {d61d61c8-d73a-4eee-8cdd-f6f9786b7124}
       Writer Instance Id: {1bddd48e-5052-49db-9b07-b96f96727e6b}
       State: [1] Stable
       Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'VSS Metadata Store Writer'
       Writer Id: {75dfb225-e2e4-4d39-9ac9-ffaff65ddf06}
       Writer Instance Id: {088e7a7d-09a8-4cc6-a609-ad90e75ddc93}
       State: [1] Stable
       Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Performance Counters Writer'
       Writer Id: {0bada1de-01a9-4625-8278-69e735f39dd2}
       Writer Instance Id: {f0086dda-9efc-47c5-8eb6-a944c3d09381}
       State: [1] Stable
       Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer'
       Writer Id: {66841cd4-6ded-4f4b-8f17-fd23f8ddc3de}
       Writer Instance Id: {a26a4279-edf8-40b0-8987-292f26b0e2d6}
       State: [5] Waiting for completion
       Last error: Unexpected error

    Writer name: 'System Writer'
       Writer Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
       Writer Instance Id: {82d1a0a5-a2c9-411c-9220-ee646d8c572e}
       State: [5] Waiting for completion
       Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'ASR Writer'
       Writer Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
       Writer Instance Id: {3e731784-6b46-4533-b6ec-bfc9c2632e05}
       State: [1] Stable
       Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Shadow Copy Optimization Writer'
       Writer Id: {4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f}
       Writer Instance Id: {ff42ee3f-5ee8-4123-b8d9-595f52b6eb6e}
       State: [1] Stable
       Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
       Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
       Writer Instance Id: {51bc7f59-417a-4f4d-82bf-58aa022cb964}
       State: [1] Stable
       Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
       Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
       Writer Instance Id: {c834063a-5d07-44d8-a214-d2be1c6b4f57}
       State: [1] Stable
       Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'BITS Writer'
       Writer Id: {4969d978-be47-48b0-b100-f328f07ac1e0}
       Writer Instance Id: {38bcc839-eed0-44d8-a64f-c79a32746a0b}
       State: [1] Stable
       Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
       Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
       Writer Instance Id: {143ee2f9-c44d-4f9f-83cc-34f2ab989b6a}
       State: [5] Waiting for completion
       Last error: No error

     


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  • 05/09/13--04:19: server 2012 media changer
  • Having issues with Server 2012 and a media changer in a Quantum i500, we have tested this on a instance of server 2008 R2 with no issues.  When we go to use the armtool.exe to scan the slots we get an I/O error.  We are using the generic windows driver, any assistance would be greatly appreciated, we have rebooted several times bot the library and the server 2012 instance at the same time also.  The next step will be either to install server 2008 R2 instance or contact microsoft support. 

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    I have an IBM Blade Server running 2008 6002 SP2 x64 installation that we were attempting to repair the issue of not being able to connect to and install updates from the WSUS.

    Using the following support document step by step starting with Method 1.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2509997

    Method 5 killed the server. It now begins the boot process up until the "Configuring Stage 3 of 3 Updates 0% and then reboots repeatedly in the same way.

    When I boot to the install disk " SW_DVD5_Windows_Svr_2008w_SP2_English_x64_DC_EE_SE_X15-41371" and choose repair your computer. I get the "This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair" message.  I've actually tried a few other 2008 discs but get the same error.

    Please tell me it's something simple... but I know it's not. This is a server essential to recover intact. It was the backup server amongst other things. As far as I know we have no ability to do a bare metal restore.

    From reading the forums am I correct in assuming I cannot create a recovery disc from just any other installation using the same version?

    Any insight would be appreciated.


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    Hi guys, i am wondering if it is safe to Install this Window Update KB2772930 KB2807986 KB2808735 KB2813170 KB2813347 KB2840149 and KB890830? Because from my previous experience i am having trouble when installing some window update, my server manager crash and the server can't connect to the internet and made my server manager crash. please help me! thanks

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    What is the best way to create a full system image with Windows server 2008 R2 Std?  For instance, I would like to create a full system image of my server to a portable HD.  Lets say one day my server is stolen and I had to purchase a second server.  From that HD and Windows CD I want to be able to hit restore on this new server.   This new server works, functions, has all the programs, drivers, set up, etc like the first server.  Basically, I want to be able to create a full system image or back up that I could use to make clone of any server of the same brand.

    Would I have to purchase a specific software for that?  Is 2008 R2 capable of this?

    Responding in laymen terms would be highly appreciated since I am very new at this.



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    After trying this method to correct an updating issue. My server just reboots continually reboots.

    Anyone have a suggested recovery?

    Method 5: Remove any incorrect Registry values

    Remove any incorrect values that may exist in the Registry. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, and then type regedit in the Start Search box.
    2. In the Programs list, click regedit.exe.
    3. Locate and then select the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\COMPONENTS
    4. Right-click COMPONENTS.
    5. Click Export.
    6. In the File Name box, type COMPONENTS.
    7. In the Save in box, click Desktop, click Save, and then save the file to your desktop.
    8. In the details pane, right-click PendingXmlIdentifier, and then clickDelete. If this value does not exist, go to the next step.
    9. In the details pane, right click NextQueueEntryIndex, and then clickDelete. If this value does not exist, go to the next step.
    10. In the details pane, right click AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving, and then clickDelete. If the value does not exist, go to the next step.
    11. Restart the computer.
    12. Try to install the updates again.

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