The backup file contains unrecognized data and cannot be used in

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Dabbler, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Dabbler

    Dabbler Guest

    We have been backing up my clients pc data to a server shared folder using
    Windows XP Backup utility. When trying to restore I get the message:
    "The backup file contains unrecognized data and cannot be used"

    I have given the folder Admin, Backup Operator and users full permission but
    still get the message. I tried copying the bkf file to a local pc folder and
    restoring from there, same message. The original PC user is a server
    administrator group member.

    Please help!

    Dabbler, Jun 6, 2006
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  2. Dabbler

    Dabbler Guest

    Hi Cris

    Can't answer that question, as the PC's hard drive is completely

    Dabbler, Jun 6, 2006
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    Dabbler Guest

    Ahhh, the devil is in the details, eh? I said I copied it to a local pc
    folder. I should have said another pc's local folder e.g. PC A's hard drive
    died and I tried to restore from SBS backup file to SBS local folder and then
    copied the .bkf file to PC B's local folder and tried to restore it from

    This is getting scary. My neighbor, a physcist at Case, laughed loudly as
    his entire lab uses OS X and Linux.

    Dabbler, Jun 7, 2006
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