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Restoring a System State Backup

When restoring a System State backup, the process is two-fold.  The first part is restoring the system state files backed up with Intronis and the second part is importing the system state files into Windows Server Backup to complete the restore.  This article will outline the process for the first part as well as tell you where to look for help with the second.



  1. Log on to the management portal and navigate to the computer account you want to restore from.

  2. Go to the Restore tab and hit the button next to System State.

  3. Choose the date of the backup you want to restore and hit Next.

  4. On the Destination page, specify the folder you want the system state files restored to and click Next.

  5. On the final page, you will be given a summary of the restore job.  If every thing looks OK, click the Restore button to start the restore.









Importing the System State Backup

After you have restored the system state files, use this article from Microsoft to import the system state files into Windows Server Backup.

Note:  Windows requires identical hardware and system configuration in order for Windows Server Backup to recognize a system state. A system state file created by one computer will not be recognized as existing by Windows Server backup. 

Microsoft states the following: "Microsoft does not support restoring a system state backup from one computer to a second computer of a different make, model, or hardware configuration. Microsoft will only provide commercially reasonable efforts to support this process. Even if the source and destination computers appear to be identical makes and models, there may be driver, hardware, or firmware differences between the source and destination computers."

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