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Wbadmin start systemstaterecovery

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Performs a system state recovery to a location and from a backup that you specify.

noteNote
This subcommand applies only to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Windows Server Backup does not back up or recover registry user hives (HKEY_CURRENT_USER) as part of system state backup or system state recovery.

To perform a system state recovery with this subcommand, you must be a member of the Backup Operators group or the Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate permissions. In addition, you must run wbadmin from an elevated command prompt. (To open an elevated command prompt, click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.)

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

Syntax for Windows Server 2008:

wbadmin start systemstaterecovery
-version:<VersionIdentifier>
-showsummary
[-backupTarget:{<BackupDestinationVolume> | <NetworkSharePath>}]
[-machine:<BackupMachineName>]
[-recoveryTarget:<TargetPathForRecovery>]
[-authsysvol]
[-quiet]

Syntax for Windows Server 2008 R2:

wbadmin start systemstaterecovery
-version:<VersionIdentifier>
-showsummary
[-backupTarget:{<BackupDestinationVolume> | <NetworkSharePath>}]
[-machine:<BackupMachineName>]
[-recoveryTarget:<TargetPathForRecovery>]
[-authsysvol]
[-autoReboot]
[-quiet]

 

Parameter Description

-version

Specifies the version identifier for the backup to recover in MM/DD/YYYY-HH:MM format. If you do not know the version identifier, type wbadmin get versions.

-showsummary

Reports the summary of the last system state recovery (after the restart required to complete the operation). This parameter cannot be accompanied by any other parameters.

-backupTarget

Specifies the storage location that contains the backup or backups you want to recover. This parameter is useful when the storage location is different from where the backups of this computer are usually stored.

-machine

Specifies the name of the computer that you want to recover. This parameter is useful when multiple computers have been backed up to the same location. Should be used when the -backupTarget parameter is specified.

-recoveryTarget

Specifies the directory to restore to. This parameter is useful if the backup is restored to an alternate location.

-authsysvol

If used, performs an authoritative restore of SYSVOL (the System Volume shared directory).

-autoReboot

In Windows Server 2008 R2, specifies to restart the system at the end of the system state recovery operation. This parameter is valid only for a recovery to the original location. We do not recommend you use this parameter if you need to perform steps after the recovery operation.

-quiet

Runs the subcommand with no prompts to the user.

  • To perform a system state recovery of the backup from 03/31/2005 at 9:00 A.M., type:

    wbadmin start systemstaterecovery -version:03/31/2005-09:00
    
  • To perform a system state recovery of the backup from 04/30/2005 at 9:00 A.M. that is stored on the shared resource \\servername\share for server01, type:

    wbadmin start systemstaterecovery -version:04/30/2005-09:00 -backupTarget:\\servername\share -machine:server01
    

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