Can't Access Data on my SBSE 2011 Backups


  • Today I grabbed one of my SBSE 2011 backup drives (all backups were reported as successful) to see if I could access the data. I connected the 2TB WD drive to my Windows 7 machine, navigated to the single VHD file and attached it so that I could view the files. Unfortunately it shows up as unallocated space and Windows is asking to initialize the drive before it can access it. If SBSE 2011 is reporting that the backups were successful on that drive, then where is my data and why can't I access it?

    Aaron Coulter

    Sunday, July 07, 2013 12:56 PM


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  • As it turns out, you should not check the box that says "read only" while attaching the virtual drive. If you check that box it will attach the virtual drive but it will show up as unallocated space. 

    Aaron Coulter

    Sunday, July 07, 2013 11:55 PM
  • Hi,

    I’m glad to hear that you have resolved the issue and thanks for sharing your solution in the thread. If there is anything else I can do for you, please do not hesitate to let me know. I will be very happy to help.

    Best Regards,

    Andy Qi

    Andy Qi
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, July 15, 2013 9:17 AM