I'm getting an error when attempting to restore a file created with
windows backup - "The backup file contains unrecognized data and cannot
be used" .. however the file is not corrupt, because I can open and
restore from it on the machine that it was created on, just not another
The backup is created on a standalone (workgroup) server that's not
part of any domain. The backup of the system is saved locally to its
own hard drive, then a script copies it across to another server for
backup to tape. The remote server is on our main domain.
If I try to restore the file on the server that created it, it restores
fine. However if I try to restore it on the domain server, I get the
above error. I'm guessing it might have something to do with the fact
that one machine is on the domain and the other is not, but I could be
wrong. The option to only allow administrators to restore the file is
Both servers are running windows 2003, latest service packs and
Anyone have any ideas?