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. Then you will run into failed backups because there is not enough disk space to create the backup copies.
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”