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Re-associating client backup sets after rebuilding a WHS server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Follwing a rebuild of a WHS server and re-connecting client workstations there is no simple way of re-associating existing client backup sets to the newly attached clients. I found a workaround which suggested changing the client guid in the registry during the reconnect process but there were no such registry entries. The only method I found to recover data from client backups created by a previous WHS instance is to use a tool WHSDBDataDump that creates a VHD from a selected client backup set and then mounting the VHD using Disk Management, a process that is very time consuming.

    Is a tool planned for WHS that enables backups of the same physical client workstation to be merged after a WHS rebuild?

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:59 AM