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How to decompress a compressed windows server 2012 r2 disk at restore

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Hey Folks,

we have a hugh Windows Server 2012 R2 Diskdrive wich is compressed and we would like to restore the whole disk to another server but decompressing all files and folders while restoring it.

Do you know if it is possible to do that instead of restoring the whole compressed files and folders and decompress it after restore manually?

Best regards

Markus 

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Re: How to decompress a compressed windows server 2012 r2 disk at restore

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Hi @Markus Pernek,

This is not possible because Data Protector always restore security information and file characteristics.

The only option is to restore to a file system that does not support NTFS compression (this is true for any NTFS file system using 64k blocks). I hope this helps.

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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Re: How to decompress a compressed windows server 2012 r2 disk at restore

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Hello @Markus Pernek

When you talk about "compressed" disk, do you mean about a backup with Software Compression or another compression method?

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Andres Fallas Salazar
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Re: How to decompress a compressed windows server 2012 r2 disk at restore

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Hi @Markus Pernek,

This is not possible because Data Protector always restore security information and file characteristics.

The only option is to restore to a file system that does not support NTFS compression (this is true for any NTFS file system using 64k blocks). I hope this helps.

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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