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Backing up the d:\folders folder? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am using crashplan to backup my files from my WHS machine to a machine at my parents house.

    I know WHS backs up my computers each night to folders inside of d:\folders.  If the d:\folders folder was replicated to my parents house, and my house burnt down, could I take the backup of "D:\folders\{6F8B59FA-07A0-46D2-B47F-034EA1F4F29AB0}" and put that in the D:\folders directory of another WHS and recover my files from that PC, or even restore that PC image to another machine?

    Sunday, November 22, 2009 9:48 PM

Answers

  • Since the folder you list is not the folder that your backups are stored in, no you would not be able to recover files/restore a backup. The folder you want is "{00008086-058D-4C89-AB57-A7F909A47AB4}".

    For more information about the backup database, including some information on backing that database up and restoring it, you may want to take a look at the Home Computer Backup and Restore technical brief.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Monday, November 23, 2009 5:33 AM
    • Marked as answer by cmay Monday, November 23, 2009 6:12 AM
    Monday, November 23, 2009 1:05 AM
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All replies

  • Since the folder you list is not the folder that your backups are stored in, no you would not be able to recover files/restore a backup. The folder you want is "{00008086-058D-4C89-AB57-A7F909A47AB4}".

    For more information about the backup database, including some information on backing that database up and restoring it, you may want to take a look at the Home Computer Backup and Restore technical brief.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Monday, November 23, 2009 5:33 AM
    • Marked as answer by cmay Monday, November 23, 2009 6:12 AM
    Monday, November 23, 2009 1:05 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks.  In that doc you linked too they basically said that you could do what I was talking about, but just the fact that it's only really 1 folder that matters in d:\folders.

    Thanks.
    Monday, November 23, 2009 6:12 AM