I have used windows server backup to make a backup of this server. According to the console, the backups have been working correctly. The drive (single) died in the server and I went to restore. I replaced the original drive. I have the backup image on an external drive. I put in the Windows 2008 setup disk, get it running, go to repair my computer. It looks for the system image file but can't find it. I try 'retry' without any luck. If I skip and go to the network / install a driver section and I go into the dialog from finding the driver, I see the external drive with the proper designation. Why can't the restore see the image file? Is there a way that I can make it see the image file?
Due to time constraints, I was forced to just rebuild the server. Thankfully, it wasn't the domain controller but it was still a pain as it was the terminal server and all of the accounts had to be recreated.
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In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how they can get their files copied out from their unbootable system without need to use recovery services. As an example non-bootable Windows 2012R2 installation is used which has boot problems.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility.
Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner:
If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…