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windows 2008 DC crashed and unable to recover from volume backup on network share

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hi Experts,

2nd WK8 DC crashed and unable to boot into Windows. Had reinstalled windows on the 2nd DC. Prior to crash, did a critical volume backup of it through the Windows Server Backup command line and saved at a remote server.

On the reinstalled 2nd DC, configured the same IP and connect to network. Opened the Windows Server Backup snap-in and launched the Recovery Wizard.
Another Server > Remote shared folder > \\serverB\dcbackup

However received error which says:
The specified remote shared folder does not contain any backup

please help
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Question by:kenny_klbn
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Copy the backup onto a USB drive and try to recover it from the USB Drive instead of over the network share.
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by:kenny_klbn
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hi BCipollone,

Ive saved the backup files to an external USB harddisk at the root - files as follows -
#############################################
[Folder] Backup 2011-02-01 080713
                           |_VHD files & XML Documents
[Folder] Catalog
                           |_BackupGlobalCatalog
                           |_GlobalCatalog
MediaID
#############################################

Attached USB disk and volume letter assigned was F:

From
Windows Server Backup > Recovery Wizard > Another Server >  Local Drives > (can only select CD Drive - E: from the Backup Location drop down)

How do i get it to see F drive?

thanks in advance
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by:kenny_klbn
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hi

fyi, its Windows 2008 Standard SP1 32bit OS
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by:humbbi
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Helllo

I have the same problem.  can only select CD Drive - E: from the Backup Location drop down

Any help there

thanks to all

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