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       I have a window server 2008 R2, and i have used window server backup to backup the system state from this server to a NAS, and yesterday the window server 2008 R2 the os has crashed, i need to fresh install the server 2008 R2 on this server, and just wonder can i do the system state restore on this server ? is that call authoritative restore ?

Keith
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Rezwan Islam earned 500 total points
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Hi Keith,
What is this server used for? You will do an authoritative restore if you are recovering objects from Active Directory. Is this server a domain controller? if it is a normal member server try using Wbadmin.

Please follow this link for restoring using wbadmin utility;
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1035623

Or, you can follow this gui based article for restoring from windows server backup;
http://www.trainingtech.net/system-state-recovery-on-windows-server-2008-r2/
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by:piaakit
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this server use to be a DC server, and i have reinstall the OS already, just wonder i still can restore by the system state backup ? and i have tried to use wbadmin, but nothing appear, just wonder this system state backup is not workable after i have reinstall the OS  ?
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or i need to install the window server backup feature back first ?
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by:Rezwan Islam
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Yes, you will need windows server backup feature (including subordinate items) installed.
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after i install the window server backup, i will try to run Wbadmin to see whether there is any restore point to restore the system state
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I have installed the "window backup server" from server manager for the reformatted server, and the z drive is the NAS device where I used to backup the system state, after I use command prompt to access z drive ad run the wbadmin command, I get no backup, any idea ? do I need to change the server computer name same as the previous server name ?

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Have you tried the command as per the article below to see if that works?

wbadmin get versions -backupTarget:”\\localhost\share name”

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1035623
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let me have a try tonight, Thanks !
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I,m getting this, what I have done wrong ?


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