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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?
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by:David Atkin
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Hello,

Is the server now up and running?  If so, try accessing the files via Windows Server Backup in Administrative Tools.
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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.
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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.
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by:MidnightOne
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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.
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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.
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I found the answer myself, and applied the solution.
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