Wbadmin Start Recovery


-items:VolumesToRecover|AppsToRecover|FilesOrFoldersToRecover -itemtype:{Volume | App | File}

[-backupTarget:{VolumeHostingBackup | NetworkShareHostingBackup}] [-machine:BackupMachineName]

[-recoveryTarget:TargetVolumeForRecovery | TargetPathForRecovery] [-recursive]

[-overwrite:{Overwrite | CreateCopy | Skip}]


Runs a recovery immediately based on the options specified: -version Version identifier in MM/DD/YYYY-HH:MM format of backup to recover from, as listed by WBADMIN GET VERSIONS.

Comma-delimited list of items to recover. If itemtype is Volume, can be only a single volume. If itemtype is App, can be only a single application. If itemtype is File, can be files or directories, but should be part of the same volume and should be under the same parent. Type of items to recover. Must be Volume, App, or File. Drive letter or shared network folder path of the backup. Useful when the backup to use for recovery is different from the location where backups of this computer are usually stored.

The computer whose backup you want to use for recovery. Useful when multiple computers were backed up to the same location. Should be used when - backupTarget is specified.

Drive letter of volume to restore to. Useful if the volume to restore to is different from the volume that was backed up.


-itemtype -backupTarget



Valid only when recovering files. Recursively recovers files under the specified path. By default, only files that reside directly under the specified folders will be recovered..

Valid only when recovering files. Specifies the action to take when a file being recovered already exists in the same location. Skip causes recovery to skip the existing file and continue with recovery of the next file. CreateCopy causes recovery to create a copy of the existing file; the existing file will not be modified. Overwrite causes recovery to overwrite the existing file with the file from the backup. -notrestoreacl Valid only when recovering files. Does not restore the security ACLs of files being recovered from backup. By default, the security ACLs would be restored. Default is true. -quiet Runs the command with no user prompts.


WBADMIN START RECOVERY -version:03/31/2005-09:00 -itemType:Volume -items:d: WBADMIN START RECOVERY -version:03/31/2005-09:00 -itemType:App -items:SQL WBADMIN START RECOVERY -version:03/31/2005-09:00 -itemType:File -items:d:\folder -recursive



Remarks: To view a list of items available to recover from a specific version, use WBADMIN GET ITEMS. When the itemtype is App, you can use ADExtended to recover all the related data needed for Active Directory.

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