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    I had a server running SBS 2008 standard. The main drive broke and the server (whit a new drive) remained unstable. I bought a new one (HP ML110 G6 with 8gb of ram en 2 * 250GB SATA in Raid1. Installed a new installation of SBS 2008 and that worked fine.

    The problem i now have is that i cannot recover data from the backup drive from the old server. I know it's there, but the catalog function has disaperead in the backup software.

    Hoi can i recover my data???

  • #2
    Re: No recovery of catalog

    With the wbadmin tool i managed to get more of the disc.

    C:\Windows\system32>wbadmin restore catalog -backupTarget:e:
    wbadmin 1.0 - Backup command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2004 Microsoft Corp.

    The backup information on this location has details of backups taken upto
    9/13/2010 12:01 PM. You may not be able to access backups taken
    after this date once catalog recovery completes.

    Do you want to restore the catalog from the location E
    [Y] Yes [N] No y

    The catalog has been successfully restored.

    After this restore i can see the backup in the recovery wizard, but when i want to go ahead, i get an other error. (see picture).


    i think this has to do with the fact i want to restore the data on the bacup disc to a new and different server.

    i do however see the backups i made earlier.

    <a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>

    How can i restore this data????
    Last edited by jantje.vlaam; 24th September 2010, 10:37.


    • #3
      Re: No recovery of catalog

      Windows Server Backups are VHD files. You can drill down to the vhd file by going to the drive with the backup, then WindowsIimageBackup>(servername)>Backup..{.date.} In that folder are the vhd files. You can mount it as a drive letter from Server Manager>Storage>Disk Management>Actions (at the top)>Attach VHD. Once it is attached as a drive letter you can copy data off of it.


      • #4
        Re: No recovery of catalog

        Thanks for your reply, the problem is that the drive is seen but there is no partition. I cannot see the backup files on the disc.


        • #5
          Re: No recovery of catalog

          Well, I might not be completely understanding what you are saying. If you have "no partition" then none of the wbadmin commands you used would have worked at all. If you are saying you cannot see a drive and drive letter in Windows Explorer for the drive the backup is using, simply stop all scheduled backups and the drive will become visable in Windows Explorer.