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
211 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
  • 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 500 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

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

758 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now