Fixing problems with Server 2008 Windows Backup

If you are using Server 2008’s built-in “Windows Backup” tool to backup your server, you may run into a problem where the “auto-delete” function does not delete your older VSS copies if your backup destination is not large enough for the disk(s) that you are backing up. ┬áThen you will run into failed backups because there is not enough disk space to create the backup copies.

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This utility can be a lifesaver… NTbkup

I was trying to restore a file from my backup external drive, when I encountered and error from NTBackup: “The backup file contains unrecognized data and cannot be used.”

I was quite worried that I wouldn’t be able to recover anything from my rather large .bkf file. That is, until I found this little utility… Continue reading “This utility can be a lifesaver… NTbkup”