?
Solved

Iit cannot find the backup. how do I get it to use the backup I know is there?

Posted on 2008-06-14
7
Medium Priority
?
255 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
I did a complete pc backup to an external drive which I now want to restore.  When I open the backup facility it tellsme that a complete backup wasmade and identifies the right hard drive but when I try to use the restore function  it cannot find the backup. how do I get it to use the backup I know is there?
0
Comment
Question by:simonlloyd100
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:cybrexus
ID: 21784652
try this command in the command line:

wbadmin start recovery -version:03/05/2008-01:31 -itemtype:volume -items:c: -backuptarget: -recoverytarget:c:

NOTE you need to pull the version from the command: wbadmin get versions
0
 

Author Comment

by:simonlloyd100
ID: 21785360
Thanks

but not sure what this means
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:cybrexus
ID: 21785422
ok so you just
1. go to Start > Run > type "cmd" (without quotes)
2. then plug in your external hard drive
3. in the command line type wbadmin get versions
4. note the version of the backup it tells you (something like 03/05/2008-01:31)
5. type wbadmin start recovery followed by appropriate parameters
For example to run a recovery of the backup from March 31, 2005, taken at 9:00 A.M., from drive C: and backup to external drive D, type:
wbadmin start recovery -version:03/31/2005-09:00 -itemType:Volume -items:c: -backupTarget:d: -recoverytarget:c:

more info and all the parameters are explained here
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2008/en/library/52381316-a0fa-459f-b6a6-01e31fb216121033.mspx

hopefully you'll restore it easily that way
0
 

Author Comment

by:simonlloyd100
ID: 21785520
Does this work with Vista, as opposed to WindowsServer 2008?

My problem is that the external drive in which the backup exists is now labelled j whereas it was labelled h when I made the backup!
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
cybrexus earned 2000 total points
ID: 21787409
yes it works for vista

if your backup drive is J and local drive is C then you will have something like
wbadmin start recovery -version:03/31/2005-09:00 -itemType:Volume -items:c: -backupTarget:j: -recoverytarget:c:

0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article helps those who get the 0xc004d307 error when trying to rearm (reset the license) Office 2013 in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and/or those trying to prep the master image for Microsoft Key Management (KMS) activation. (i.e.- C…
In this post we will be converting StringData saved within a text file into a hash table. This can be further used in a PowerShell script for replacing settings that are dynamic in nature from environment to environment.
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
Suggested Courses

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question