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Used an external USB drive for backup.  Used the built in backup from Server 2008.  When first setup the backup setup the drive to use.  Can only view files from Server backup.  Since there was a hardware crash how can I retrive the files from the external backup drive with out using server backup?

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Tim
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You should be able to do it form the command line - check out this article -

http://www.biztechmagazine.com/article/2008/07/hands-backup-and-restore-windows-server-2008

Restoring files can be done from the command line using wbadmin
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by:Darius Ghassem
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You would need to look in Windows Backup that is the only way to view the files. A backup is not a copy of the files to another device a backup is a compressed backup file.
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I only have data files on the backup.  Installing new hardware in server and doing a new install of Server 2008. I can restore the data files from the command line, correct?

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Tim
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That is correct
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Command line recovery is convoluted but here is an example I used in my lab environment:

wbadmin start recovery -version:03/27/2011-09:30 -itemtype:file -items:c:\certs -overwrite:overwrite -recursive -quiet
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I do not have the USB external drive with me now, but can I see the files on the drive just by opening the source folder/files

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Tim
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