Tell me more about the repair and recovery tools
Published: August 21, 2012
Updated: October 4, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012 Essentials
This topic applies to a server running Windows Server 2012 Essentials or Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, or to a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with the Windows Server Essentials Experience role installed.
If the database of computer backups becomes corrupt or unusable for some reason, you can attempt to repair the database by using the Repair the Backup Database wizard. The wizard analyzes the backup files to determine if there are any issues that can be repaired. The wizard then attempts to fix any issues that are found.
|If an issue cannot be fixed, the wizard may permanently delete a computer backup file.|
You can create a bootable USB flash drive to use to restore a computer from an existing backup. You must use a USB flash drive that is 1 GB or larger. After the bootable USB flash drive is created, you insert it into the computer that you want to restore, and then boot to the USB flash drive to start the full system restore process.