Wbadmin restore catalog


Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

Recovers a backup catalog for the local computer from a storage location that you specify.

To recover a backup catalog with this subcommand, you must be a member of the Backup Operators group or the Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate permissions. In addition, you must run wbadmin from an elevated command prompt. (To open an elevated command prompt right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.)

For examples of how to use this subcommand, see Examples.


wbadmin restore catalog
-backupTarget:{<BackupDestinationVolume> | <NetworkShareHostingBackup>}





Specifies the location of the backup catalog of the system as it was at the point after the backup was created.


Specifies the name of the computer that you want to recover the backup catalog for. Use when backups for multiple computers have been stored at the same location. Should be used when -backupTarget is specified.


Runs the subcommand with no prompts to the user.


If the location (disk, DVD, or remote shared folder) where you store your backups is damaged or lost and cannot be used to restore the backup catalog, use wbadmin delete catalog to delete the corrupted catalog. In this case, you should create a new backup once your backup catalog is deleted.


To restore a catalog from a backup stored on disk d:, type:

wbadmin restore catalog -backupTarget:d

To restore a catalog from a backup stored in the shared folder \\servername\share of server01, type:

wbadmin restore catalog -backupTarget:\\servername\share -machine:server01

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