Tell me more about the repair and restore

Updated: March 30, 2011

Applies To: Windows Home Server 2011

Repair backups

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.

Computer recovery tools

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 512MB 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.