Category Archives: Disaster Recovery

Restore After Copying the WindowsImageBackup Folder

Quick note for today. If you copy the WindowsImageBackup folder say from a network share or another computer to your local computer, and you want Windows Server Backup to recognize it so you can perform a restore, place the WindowsImageBackup … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Windows Server Backup (and where did my backup files go?)

Well, I’ve been taking a closer look at backing up and restoring Windows Server in general since I have been practicing forest restore procedures. I initially did a simulation with Windows 2003 and wanted to perform a simulation with Windows … Continue reading

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Using Dsamain to Find the Right Backup

Windows 2008 includes some new tools for working with backups of the Active Directory database. One of these is the Dsamain.exe tool which can create LDAP instances from snapshots of the Active Directory database that you can then browse with … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Restoring System State

I’ve been looking a lot at backing up and recovering domain controllers from disaster lately. It is something I haven’t had to do a whole lot of (thankfully) in the past so I wanted to do some research and a … Continue reading

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