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workaround for file level VCB on 2008 R2 and Win7

  • 1.  workaround for file level VCB on 2008 R2 and Win7

    Posted Mar 04, 2010 04:13 PM

    The following has worked for me to enable file level VCB backups of windows 2008 R2. (TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK - MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE DOING HERE)

    1. Open a command prompt

    2. type "diskpart" and hit enter, then enter the commands below

    select vol c

    shrink desired=100

    list vol (verify that volume C is still selected)

    Create Part Primary

    List vol (verify that the new 100mb volume is selected)

    Format fs=ntfs quick

    Assign letter r

    Select vol 1 (1 is typically the existing boot partition – verify this first)

    Inactive

    Select vol r

    Active

    3. in a new command prompt, run the following:

    bcdboot c:\Windows /s r:

    4. Go back to the diskpart window, and run:

    Remove letter=r

    5. Exit all command prompts

    6. Reboot and delete the old boot partition

    7. Reboot to verify.