Why are all six of my ntbackups unrecognizable?
Posted on 2010-01-08
I have SIX different windows ntbackup files. One each for Monday thru Friday and one from a month ago. The drives failed in the Server and when I tried to run the ntbackup to restore the files I was unsuccessful. The error was somthing along the lines of "this data or file is UNRECOGNIZABLE and can't be accessed bla bla bla". I got the data I needed from an offsite backup but I'm really bothered by the fact that ALL SIX backups failed. I mean, what the heck? Last night at 2:30 a.m. I had an epiphany. The servers failed hard drives were dynamic. The two workstations I tried restoring the backup files on were basic drives, not dynamic. IS THAT WHY ALL SIX BACKUPS FAILED? I hope so because then I won't be so scared to ever use the windows backup again. Well, well, was it, was it??? Thanks.