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Trasfering back ups from old whs to new whs RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have been running whs from many years now, I got a up to date server and up to date whs software. (whs 3003 to whs 2011) How can I retrieve the back ups from the old server and put them on the new? My main goil is I have new out of the box back ups and new with my info back ups that I would like to keep.
    Friday, January 31, 2014 4:17 PM

Answers

  • No known way - the two WHS versions use completely different technologies. Certainly no Microsoft supported method exists and I have not seen any other way of doing it either.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    • Marked as answer by Andy Qi Sunday, February 9, 2014 4:41 PM
    Friday, January 31, 2014 5:49 PM

All replies

  • No known way - the two WHS versions use completely different technologies. Certainly no Microsoft supported method exists and I have not seen any other way of doing it either.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    • Marked as answer by Andy Qi Sunday, February 9, 2014 4:41 PM
    Friday, January 31, 2014 5:49 PM
  • I could restore my unit to the old back it up then restore it back again, just sounds like a pain !!
    Saturday, February 1, 2014 9:16 AM
  • Yes that would work and would be a good way to test everything is working before disaster strikes. There, as far as I am aware, is no way of just converting the database from WHS to WHS2011.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    Saturday, February 1, 2014 12:55 PM
  • It's not possible.  The backup format used in WHS v1 is not compatible with the backup format used on WHS 2011.  
    Sunday, February 2, 2014 3:25 PM