Personal Notes nr.2 – Removing a locked hardlink store

Do to sharing lock, a hardlink store might not delete correctly, after a restore. This will cause the  backup files to remain in the store, and make a new hardlink backup fail. So after a successful restore you might want to make sure the store is removed.



From your USMT 4.0 package/library in the folder matching your architecture (x86 or x64), run the USMTUTILS.EXE tool.


Syntax:  (when doing this from MDT/SCCM)

cmd.exe /c usmtutils /rd %OSDStateStorePath% 

This will remove the store from all driver/partitions. Be aware though, that a reboot is needed if the store is on the OS partition.

By | 2011-03-21T13:26:00+00:00 March 21st, 2011|OS Deployment, Personal|1 Comment

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