How the Repair the Backup Database Wizard works
Published: August 21, 2012
Updated: October 4, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012 Essentials
If Windows Server 2012 Essentials detects errors in your backup database, it sends you a health notification, and the alert status changes to red, which indicates a critical condition.
On the Dashboard, click the alert status icon to see the backup database error notification. The notification includes a Repair button, which starts the Repair the Backup Database Wizard. The wizard may take several hours to finish.
The wizard examines your backup database for the selected computer and attempts to repair the database if errors are detected. In some cases, the wizard cannot repair the entire backup database. Before you start the wizard, verify that all the external hard drives that you use on your server are connected to the server, turned on, and functioning properly. The backup database error may be fixed automatically by reconnecting a missing hard drive.
|You should back up the database before attempting to repair it. Depending on the type of errors found in the backup database, the wizard may not be able to recover some backups. Some or all backups may be permanently lost.|