Accessing old backup files

If you’ve migrated your systems to Server 2008 (R2) you may have noticed that NTBackup is no longer available and it’s been replaced with the “windows server backup” feature.

Well that’s all fine and dandy and you have a tool to use to backup your new server without having to purchase additional software but what about those old ntbackup files you have stored you cannot access the data using this new fangled backup solution.

The answer is here basically a version of NTBackup that only allows restores.

I used it yesterday to recover some data from a backup created on a now defunct server 2000 box and it worked perfectly.