The Backup File Contains unrecognized data and cannot be used.

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Techdewd49, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Techdewd49

    Techdewd49 Guest

    I’m currently in the process of testing a Disaster Recovery Plan. The plan
    consists of total loss of hardware, and restoring recent backups to different
    hardware. I have a server setup with similar volume info and the same
    version and release of server 2003 std. sp1. I receive the following error
    message while running NT Backup(Restore Wizard), The backup file contains
    unrecognized data and cannot be used. I’m trying to restore a backup from
    the Hypothetically (lost server) to the new (New Hardware) Server. I’ve run
    the backup on the current server and tried to restore to the new server, but
    keep getting the same error message. Can anyone point me in the right
    direction? Also, any reference to articles on restoring Windows Server 2003
    to different hardware would be appreciated. Also, the current server is a
    DC, and DHCP server.
    Techdewd49, Oct 2, 2007
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