Someone has broken Exchange badly by installing a new application on the server. I have plenty of full backups to external hard drives and all I need to do is restore the system state. I have tried the command line string that Microsoft walks you through and every combination I can think of. The trouble is that the examples all use network shares for the backup source whereas my backups are going to the strangely create volume label that Microsot autocreates in the backup wizard. The label is this exactly pasted straight from disk management:
clbmail 2009_12_04 11:03 DISK_02
My successful backups have all run at 9:00PM every night and I'm trying to get 6-29-10. My server name is clbadmin. Has anyone ever gotten this to work using external hard drives?
I have tried these commands to restore system state:
wbadmin start systemstaterecovery -backupTarget:clbmail 2009_12_04 11:03 DISK_02
ERROR - Command syntax incorrect. Error: 2009_12_04. See usage below.
wbadmin start systemstaterecovery -version:06/29/2010-21:00 backupTarget:clbmail 2009_12_04 11:03 DISK_02
Any help would be greatly appreciated. If someone can tell me the exact command that they have gotten to work before on a system state restore, I would be very grateful.