Video Guide Windows Server 2016 File Volume Restore Solution from Veeam 1

Video Guide Windows Server 2016 File Volume Restore Solution from Veeam

Veeam has an endpoint backup and restore solution for Microsoft. Veeam agent for Microsoft Windows can be used to take backups of servers, desktops, and laptops. In this post, we will see Video Guide Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam. In this post, we will see Windows Server 2016 File Volume Restore Solution from Veeam.

Following are the 3 posts which will cover the Windows endpoint backup solution from Veeam.

  1. Windows 10 backup and recovery Software from Veeam
  2. Video Guide Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam
  3. Video Guide Windows Server 2016 File & Volume Recovery Solution from Veeam

Veeam Agent for Windows restore options are explained in the video tutorial here. Once Veeam FULL Backup of Server 2016 completed? Then, open up VEEAM BACKUP BROWSER to restore. There are two restore options available from backup browser and the last one is the recovery option from Veeam recovery media.

File Restore
Volume Restore
Restore from Recovery Media

Veeam Agent – Restoring Files and Folders of Server 2016

Veeam Backup Browser or File Level Restore wizard should be used to recover or restore If some files and folders on your computer get lost or corrupted. For file-level restore, you can use backups of any type:

Volume-level backups (backups of the entire computer or specific volumes) 
File-level backups

Windows Server 2016 File Volume Restore Solution from Veeam

To launch the File Level Restore wizard, do either of the following: Start Menu, select All Programs > Veeam > File Level Restore. We can perform the following operations with restored files and folders from Veeam Backup Explorer.

Save files and folders to their initial location 
Save files and folders to a new location 
Open files in Microsoft Windows Explorer

Veeam BACKUP Browser is similar to file explorer. It gives 2 options to restore. In my scenario for this video . I selected KEEP option. This will create a copy of the restore and won’t overwrite. Restore is completed. Windows 10 ISO file got restored within 1:23 minutes as you can see in the video tutorial here.

OVERWRITE
KEEP

Windows Server 2016 File Volume Restore Solution from Veeam

Veeam Agent – Volume Restore of Windows Server 2016

When we perform a volume-level restore, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows restores the entire content of the volume. We can’t use File restore wizard to recover specific volume. It retrieves from the backup data blocks about a specific volume and copies them to the necessary location.

The volume-level restore should be done via “Volume Level restore wizard“. We need to go through and define following the wizard:-

Backup Location
Restore Point
Disk Mapping
Summary
Progress of the Volume Restore

Windows Server 2016 File Volume Restore Solution from Veeam

We can boot from the recovery image and use the Veeam Volume Level Restore wizard for volume-level restore of Server 2016. Following are the three limitations of volume level restore which is documented by Veeam.

Cannot restore the system volume to its original location. 
Cannot restore a volume to the volume on which the swap file is currently hosted. 
Cannot restore a volume to the volume where the backup file used for restore is located.

Resources :-

Video Guide Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam 2

Video Guide Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam

Veeam has a backup and restore solution for Microsoft Windows devices. Veeam agent for Microsoft Windows can be used to take backups of servers, desktops, and laptops. Previously, this solution was known as “Veeam Endpoint Backup”. In this post, we will see Video Guide Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam.

Following are the 3 posts which will cover the Windows endpoint backup solution from Veeam.

  1. Windows 10 backup and recovery Software from Veeam
  2. Video Guide Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam
  3. Video Guide Windows Server 2016 File & Volume Recovery Solution from Veeam

In this video guide, we will see:-

Installation of Veeam Agent on Microsoft Windows server 2016
Create Recovery Media
Taking Backup of Server 2016 as per schedule

Download the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows here

Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam

Install Veeam Agent for Windows on Server 2016

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is a data protection and disaster recovery solution for physical and virtual machines. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows can be used to protect different types of computers and devices: desktops, laptops, and tablets. The solution can be installed on any computer that runs the following OSes:

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or later
Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 SP1 or later

Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam

 

The installation of the Veeam Agent for Windows is straightforward. It will automatically take care of the installation of prerequisites like SQL express etc. After the installation, you would be able to see :-

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Service 
Veeam Agent Tray
SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB

How to Create Recovery Media for Server 2016

Once Veeam agent for Windows is installed then, the first step is to create a Veeam Recovery media. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows lets us create a Veeam Recovery Media. The recovery media is nothing but a recovery image of your computer.

You can boot your computer/server with recovery media and to fix the OS system errors on your server 2016 or restore data from the backup. Microsoft Windows RE (Recovery Environment) automatically reboots after 72 hours of continuous use. All data that has not been saved before reboot will be lost.

Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam

You can launch the recovery media creation wizard from Veeam agent for Windows home page. The media creation is a straight forward process as you can see in the video tutorial here.

It took near about 9 minutes to create a recovery media on my server 2016. The wizard will prompt to format the USB during the media creation process. On high level following are the tasks:-

Mounting Recovery Environment Image
Copy Veeam Recovery Environment files
Adding .NET framework
Adding system drivers
Copying boot files
Unmounting Recovery Image
Preparing USB disk
Copying data to USB disk
Recovery media has been created

Take Full Backup of Server 2016 using Veeam Agent for Windows

Veeam Agent for Windows 3 types of backup modes are available. And those backup modes are “Entire computer”, “Volume-level backup”, and “File-Level backup”. Veeam agent for Windows servers supports five backup options. And those options are listed down:-

Removable storage device
Local computer drive
Network shared folder
Backup repository managed by a Veeam backup server
Cloud repository managed by a Veeam Cloud Connect service provider

Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam

“Configure backup” is the option on Veeam agent to start to configure and schedule the backup for Windows server. Back up your entire server is the recommended option in Veeam agent for Windows. This helps with fast recovery on any level.

I selected Entire Computer backup option for my server 2016. I used the external hard disk (local storage) to take the backup of server 2016. This is my Hyper-V server in my lab. More details are available in the video tutorial here Following are the tasks which I could see:-

Initializing
Preparing for backup
Creating VSS snapshot
Calculating digests
Getting list of local users
System Reserved (disk 0) (500.0 MB) 42.0 MB read at 42 MB/s
(C:)(49.0 GB)42.4 GB read at 74 MB/s
Local Disk (E:) (188.5 GB) 37.4 GB read at 84 MB/s
Saving GuestMembers.xml
Finalizing
Truncating transaction logs
Truncating SQL server transaction logs
Processing finished

Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam

Resources:-

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows – User Guide – Here

Server 2016 Domain Join Error Code 0x0000267C 3

Server 2016 Domain Join Error Code 0x0000267C

Editing host file can be dangerous, and it can be miss leading. This is the first lesson of this post. We will see how to perform domain join operation for Server 2016 and How to avoid Server 2016 Domain Join Error Code 0x0000267C. I was not able to join the server to the domain. I tried with NetBIOS name of the domain and full FQDN without any success. I was confident that DNS server is configured correctly on the newly build server. The entire troubleshooting and Domain join processes are explained in the video here.

The DC server was not reachable from newly build server because of firewall configurations on the local server. I disabled the firewall on the server, and that resolved the reachability issue.

The basic checks we need to perform before joining a server 2016 to domain are

  1. Ping DC server with IP
  2. Ping DC server with short name
  3. Ping DC server with FQDN
  4. Remove the host file entries if there is any entry with the domain name or DC server name
  5. Check the required Firewall ports are opened between the member server and DC server
  6. Check the antivirus software (Symantec/MacAfee) are NOT blocking the communication

Server 2016 Domain Join Error

I received the following is the domain join error on server 2016 machine. An Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for the domain “Intune.com” could not be contacted. Ensure that the domain name is typed correctly. If the name is correct, click details for troubleshooting information. I made sure that the domain name is correctly entered.

C:\Windows\Debug\dcdiag.txt is the log file which can provide us more details when you have any issues with domain join.I checked the DCDIAG.log file, and it gave more details about the domain join issue.

Domain Join Error Details

An error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate an Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for domain "intune.com".
The error was: "No DNS servers configured for local system." 
(error code 0x0000267C DNS_ERROR_NO_DNS_SERVERS)
The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.intune.com

Server 2016 Domain Join Error NO DNS SERVER Resolution :-

The domain name was correctly mentioned during the server 2016 domain join process. Also, the server can ping the domain and DC.But when I checked the host file of the local 2016 server, then there were some entries of domain name mapping. I deleted those entries from host file. Also, I checked the IPCONFIG information on the server and noticed that the DNS server IP was not configured. Rather DNS server IP was configured as gateway device IP. I removed the gateway IP and correctly configure the DNS server IP in the IPCONFIG utility. More details available in the video below.