Windows Small Business Server SBS2008 - bare metal recovery fails with error code 0x80070490
Posted on 2011-03-08
In the beginning of 2010 I made my first bad experiences with the native backup of sbs2008, using an external 1,5tb usb drive als backup media, a single 250gb drive (1 partition ntfs) as the only drive.
both system image backup and scheduled windows backup finished without error message and wrote to the usb drive.
i had two problems with restore:
1) under running windows, a selective restore of two little test files (2 logfiles, not locked, about 2 kb) ended with
"restore of the files completed", however at details i saw:
transferred files: 0kb of 0kb
and the two files had not been created.
1) booting from sbs2008 dvd, selecting bare metal recovery, i saw the external usb disk, and the system disk (i took a new similar 250gb disk for testing),
there is a warning about formatting will destry all data on disk, ok,
and immediately afterwards came the error 80070490 element not found.
beginning 2010, i found no help contacting my supplier, hewlett packard, and microsoft.
now, 2011, i find my error 80070490 in the internet in context with bare metal recovery, but there is mentioned something about free space and partition sizes and they say, microsoft corrected this error in server 2008 r2.
does anyone know, if my error is corrected by now also in sbs2008? nobody would want an expensive upgrade to 2008 r2.
unfortunately i cannot test the restore again, as the server is in use at one of my customers.
now, after 1 year