Trying to bare metal recovery windows server 2016 getting ERROR volume ID could not be found

Cale 20 Reputation points
2023-02-28T21:10:08.47+00:00

I was trying to bare metal recovery windows server 2016. I kept getting ERROR volume ID could not be found (0x80070495). It has converted the drives to dynamic but won't go any farther. I wasted three entire days searching the internet for the answer. I have been told to do a command line restore by a few people which is what finally seems to have worked. It can't be done though if your external backup drive still has no drive letter when you load the Server 16 Disk.

Here is what I did.

  1. Installed server 16 on another PC
  2. Connected my USB external backup HDD to it and added a drive letter so I could see the files in windows explorer.
  3. Connected original drives from the original server to the second server and cleared the dynamic volumes the GUI restore wizard created with disk manager.

4 Booted the original server with the original drives and the USB Backup HDD connected using the Server 16 Disk.

run command

wbadmin get versions -backupTarget:E:

(change "E:" to the drive that has your backups)

then run

wbadmin start sysrecovery -version:06/10/2018-12:00 -backuptarget:E: -Recreatedisks

(Change the version and backup target in this example to match the version of your backup, which you identified in step 1)

Hope this is helpful if someone gets stuck like I did.

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  1. Limitless Technology 43,996 Reputation points
    2023-03-01T16:28:40.2166667+00:00

    Hello there,

    Do you get any system log during this error ?

    1. List the backups you have

    wbadmin get versions -backupTarget:E:

    (change "E:" to the drive that has your backups)

    1. Initiate restore

    wbadmin start sysrecovery -version:06/10/2018-12:00 -backuptarget:E: -Recreateddisks

    (Change the version and backup target in this example to match the version of your backup, which you identified in step 1)

    Similar discussion here https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/1886c270-fc4c-41b5-b25f-3a8d52a4a8a7/data-loss-event-id-25-the-shadow-copies-on-volume-e-were-deleted-because-shadow-copy-storage-could?forum=windowsbackup

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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  1. Cale 20 Reputation points
    2023-03-01T21:00:44.2566667+00:00

    20230301

    Image is from the second server. I loaded server 16 connected my USB backup drive and gave it a letter before it could be seen by the command prompt. I also had to remove the volumes the GUI restore wizard added to the system drives.

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