Solved

Access/recover sbs2008 backup

Posted on 2013-05-23
6
401 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-05
Hi all, I have a client whose sbs2008 server crashed. I have the backup files (backed up from built in ntbackup) I want to access/recover the files using a windows 7 computer so I can view the files and folders. and recover them as well. I tried using the built in backup and restore for windows 7, but not seeing the backup files. Any idea how I can view and possibly restore the files and folders?
0
Comment
Question by:xzay1967
  • 4
6 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:David Atkin
ID: 39193613
Hello,

Is the server now up and running?  If so, try accessing the files via Windows Server Backup in Administrative Tools.
0
 

Author Comment

by:xzay1967
ID: 39194027
There is no server any more, the drive it was backed up to is now connected to a w7 machine. I want to pull the files and restore them to the users. I need to figure a way to do that if it is possible. I am able to look into the folder, but I see a bunch of xml and vhd files.
0
 

Author Comment

by:xzay1967
ID: 39195213
I am able to view the files by mounting the vhd's using disk management. Once in disk management, click Action, then select the option to mount vhd.
0
Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:MidnightOne
ID: 39199268
Two methods:
Get your hands on any evaluation version of Symantec Backup Exec. The BKF files are read-write compatible between NTBackup and the Backup Exec software.
Follow this guide. It works.

Have fun. I've used both for recovery.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
xzay1967 earned 0 total points
ID: 39211151
The files are in vhd format. I used the disk management console to mount the vhd files. Open computer management, then click on the disk management module, then click Actions, then select the option to mount vhd.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:xzay1967
ID: 39221492
I found the answer myself, and applied the solution.
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to fix error ""Failed to validate the vCentre certificate. Either install or verify the certificate by using the vSphere Data Protection Configuration utility" when you are trying to connect to VDP instance from Vcenter.
Microservice architecture adoption brings many advantages, but can add intricacy. Selecting the right orchestration tool is most important for business specific needs.
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question