We have a Windows Server 2008 that belongs to a local church. It was bought with NO operating system and the OS was donated. It seems to have C:\ as the local disk (where the operating system is installed) but it also seems to have a partition (with no drive letter) called OS that came from Dell. I'm thinking that might be causing some of the problems. Here is what happens when trying to setup Windows Server Backup:
If we choose full server backup and proceed to select
the destination, etc . . . we get the following error
half way through:
"Volume OS have an unsupported file system and
cannot be backed up."
If we do a custom backup and choose "bare metal restore"
which in turn automatically selects the bare metal recovery,
system state, C:\ . . . then we can proceed to select
a destination drive and it starts to say "Formatting disk"
and then we get:
"MMC has detected an error in a snap-in and will
unload it" Then we can either report this error to MS and
shut down MMC or unload the snap-in and continue running
For the time being we are just backing up the data folders in a "custom backup" and that works fine. That really is all that is essential. The active directory only contains about 10 people. It wouldn't be the end of the world to re-create it on a new server if we had to. However, can anyone help figure out why we are getting that error?