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Backup restore keeps failing


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#1 hjsabe

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:10 PM

Hi Forum, I'm using XP and attempting to restore a backup to my hard drive. After too many tries to count I'm asking for help.
The message is "Unexpected end to backup" (as if I didn't see that) and a description of the backup. This last a few seconds.
I have to admit that the backup was working the first time I tried it and I aborted it because it was backing up audios from
Itunes and I feared this would require too many bytes and abort my backup. So ironically I did myself in because that really
wasn't a threat. Since that time I can't do the backup. I aborted it by canceling it which I have done in the past without
consequences. I'm a writer and have lots of material on the backup I need so any help much desired and appreciated.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:39 PM

Here is an addendum to my earlier message at 4:10pm today. This is the "report" on the backup failure.
Restore Status
Operation: Restore

Backup of "C:", Restored to"C: "
Backup set #1 on media #1
Backup description: "Set created 5/6/2012 at 9:23 AM"

Restore started on 8/9/2012 at 5:32 PM.

Error: Unexpected end of backup set in MyDocuments50612.bkf created 5/6/2012 at 9:23 AM.
Restore completed on 8/9/2012 at 5:33 PM.
Directories: 4
Files: 0
Bytes: 64
Time: 1 second

What is curious is that it saying it was restored?


Go figure,

Hugh

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:05 PM

It would help...if we knew what program was used for the backup...and the attempted restoration.

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH4955

Appears to me that either your backup effort was unsuccessful...or was successful but stored on a hard drive section with problems.

If stored on a hard drive with problems...I might try the chkdsk /r command on the assumption that the data is stored on bad sectors.

Louis




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