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The first change that many administrators notice is that NTBackup is no longer called NTBackup, but rather Windows Server Backup. The new name is far from being the most important change though.

From an administrator’s standpoint, the most important change that you need to be aware of is that Windows Server Backup is not compatible with backups that you have made using NTBackup. If you use NTBackup to back your data up to an external hard drive or to a network drive, then the data is encapsulated within a .BKF file. Although Microsoft has used the .BKF format for many years now, they have discontinued support for it in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

All is not lost though. If you have data that is backed up in .BKF format, you can restore that data to a Windows 2008 server. You just cannot do it natively. Instead, you will have to download Microsoft’s Windows NT Backup – Restore Utility. This utility will not allow you to create backups in .BKF format, but it will allow you to restore your data.

That is the good news. The bad news is that unlike its predecessors, Windows Server Backup does not offer support for tape drives. Therefore if you have been using NTBackup to write data to tape backup, then you are going to want to leave at least one Windows 2003 server on your network so that you can retrieve the data off of your backup tapes should the need arise.
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    Content was taken from: "Backup and Recovery Issues with Windows Server 2008 (Part 1) (see section "Compatibility Issues")"

    Published by Brien M. Posey on 14 May 2009

    www.windowsnetworking.com/.../Backup-Recovery-Issues-Windows-Server-2008-Part1.html

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