an entire disk or disk volume has been corrupted or has failed and
needs to be replaced and recovered, Windows Server Backup can be used
to restore the disk or volume. Local disks, local folder backups,
network backups, and DVD backups can be used to restore an entire
volume using Windows Server Backup. When an entire volume needs to be
recovered, unless the volume contains system data, the volume can be
restored using the Windows Server Backup program from within a running
operating system. If the volume contains system folders, the restore
needs to be restored using the Repair Your Computer option when booting
the system using the Windows installation media.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Data Volume Recovery
When a data volume on a
Windows Server 2008 R2 system has failed and needs to be restored using
Windows Server Backup, perform the following steps:
Log on to the Windows Server 2008 R2 system with an account with administrator privileges.
Click Start, click All Programs, click Administrative Tools, and select Windows Server Backup.
In the Actions pane, select Recover to start the Recovery Wizard.
the Getting Started page, select either to restore data previously
backed up from the local computer or a different computer. For this
example, select This Server (Servername), where Servername is the name of the server Windows Server Backup is connected to, and click Next to continue.
the Select Backup Date page, select the correct date and time of the
backup you will use to restore the data, and click Next to continue.
Days with a successful backup are formatted in boldface.
On the Select Recovery Type page, select the Volumes option button, and click Next to continue.
the Select Volumes page, the window displays each of the volumes
contained in the backup that was previously chosen. Check the box next
to the desired volume that will be restored, and select the destination
volume to which you will restore the backed up volume. Figure 1
displays that the backed-up G: volume will be restored to the existing
G volume; click Next to continue after the correct selections are made.
Figure 1. Selecting the source and destination volumes for volume recovery.
clicking Next on the Select Volumes page, a window opens, requesting
confirmation that the data on the volume(s) will be lost by the
recovery process; click Yes to continue with the volume recovery
the Confirmation page, review the selections. If everything looks
correct, click the Recover button to start the volume recovery.
the Recovery Progress page, the recovery status of the volume will be
displayed. After the recovery completes, review the results and click
Close if the recovery was successful; otherwise, select the Errors tab
to review the errors.
the volume recovery was successful, the only additional step that might
be required is to reboot the system if the data on the volume is shared
or used by any applications or services. Reboot as required.