Procedure to Rebuild MediaID.bin for Restoring Backups

Posted: 10-04-2008, 04:06 AM

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Question: Did you get to rebuild MediaID.bin at Vista for correc
restoring your backup

- Yes. I got it
- No, I still have a problem
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If you get the following error when restoring your backup to it
original HD (see error code bellow
_Error_Description:

When you use the Restore Files option to restore a backup file on
Windows Vista-based computer, you may receive the following erro
message:

-The restore did not finish successfully. Error code:
The backup file could not be found. Check your hardware configuratio
or restore from a different backup (0x8100001A).

and the Mediaid.bin file is corrupted or lost, then use the followin
instructions for rebuilding it

1. Unzip the -_sdutil.zip_- file and rename it from sdutil.ex
to -_sdutil.exe_
2. Copy the -_sdutil.exe_- to the root of the driver whic
contains the backup file
3. Open the folder -_Catalogs_- located bellow the folde
-_BackSet_“aaaammdd”_“xxxxxx”_
4. Copy the file -_GlobalCatalog.wbcat_ -to the root of this H
5. Go to -Start -> Execute- and type -_CMD.exe_
-6. -At this “DOS” window type
-_sdutil_mediaid_GlobalCatalog.wbcat_[HD_letter_(as_an_example_D:\)]_
7. A new MediaID.bin is create
8. Try to restore the backup as usual using th
-_advanced_restore_option_ -and try the optio
-_restore_an_older_backup_created_in_this_machine_
9. If done: it’s over
10. If it fails: copy the -_MediaId.bin_- file to the root of a
previous mapped LAN drive
11. Copy the whole folder -_BackSet_“aaaammdd”_“xxxxxx”_- to thi
drive
12. Try to restore the backup as usual using th
-_advanced_restore_option_ -and try the optio
-_restore_backup_created_in_other_machine_
13. At the following menu, point the backup folder at your LAN an
start the restore proces
14. Now you shall have your backup proper restored at the righ
machin
15. Good Luck

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Procedure to Rebuild MediaID.bin for Restoring Backups


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Re: Procedure to Rebuild MediaID.bin for Restoring Backups
Posted: 01-04-2009, 11:24 AM

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Question: Did you get to rebuild MediaID.bin at Vista for correct
restoring your backup?

- Yes. I got it!
- No, I still have a problem!
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Attached is the error I'm getting after unzipping the zip, renaming the
"sdutil.ex_" to "sdutil.exe" and running it.

Perhaps it's corrupt? What is the original source of this file?


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Re: Procedure to Rebuild MediaID.bin for Restoring Backups
Posted: 01-04-2009, 01:35 PM

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Question: Did you get to rebuild MediaID.bin at Vista for correc
restoring your backup

- Yes. I got it
- No, I still have a problem
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I worked it out, this program will only run on Vista, not XP

However, now I'm seeing this error
> G:\>sdutil mediaid GlobalCatalog.wbcat g
> == Generating MediaId.bin file =
> Loading global catalog information...O
> Verifying media data...O
> Media information
> Drive Letter: G:
> Unique identifier: **
> Name: WDC WD50 00AAKS-00A7B
> Generating output file 'g:\Mediaid.bin'..
> An error occured
> Access is denied. (0x80070005
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Re: Procedure to Rebuild MediaID.bin for Restoring Backups
Posted: 01-04-2009, 02:32 PM

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Question: Did you get to rebuild MediaID.bin at Vista for correc
restoring your backup

- Yes. I got it
- No, I still have a problem
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I discovered that going to Properties of "sdutil.exe" and under th
compatibility tab set "Run as administrator" did the trick

"Mediaid.bin" was created

Hope this helps others

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