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  • Restore SBS 2008 System State

    Had a SBS 2008 server die. We have re-installed SBS 2008 and would now like to restore our System State. However nothing we are doing works. We use an offsite backup service, and after conferring with them they state that we cannot restore the system state backup that they have because we did not to a Bare Metal Recovery, citing this MS KB: 249694

    Is what the are saying true? Are bare metal backups the only way to properly backup SBS 2008?

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    Re: Restore SBS 2008 System State

    Not the only way - but the best way.
    Did you use the wizard to make the backup? It makes life easier.

    Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
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      Re: Restore SBS 2008 System State

      We did not use the wizard, we were using the System State "agent" in the backup software