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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Recovering Your Server

The backups you’ve created with Windows Server Backup can be used to recover your operating system, system state, volumes, application data, backup catalog, and local files and folders. Different tools are used to recover different objects. For example:

  • The Recovery Wizard in Windows Server Backup can recover files, folders, applications, and volumes.

  • Windows Setup disc or a separate installation of the Windows Recovery Environment can recover the operating system and the full server (all volumes).

  • Wbadmin start systemstaterecovery can recover the system state.

  • The Catalog Recovery Wizard can recover the backup catalog. This wizard is available only when the backup catalog is corrupted.

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You can perform all of these recovery ...

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