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A small analysis on BKF file corruption

by larendaniel

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In an organization, the data grows exponentially. Every bit of it is important as you have spend your most valuable time, invested a lot of resources and money, and put in your earnest hard work. If this data gets lost, then all your efforts will go in vain. Even a temporary inaccessibility of data may cause a serious loss to your business.

Data loss can occur due to numerous reasons, such as computer viruses, software corruption, hardware malfunction etc. Backup provide data security in all the above mentioned instances of data loss. Windows operating system uses an built-in utility NTBackup to perform the backup task for its users. Using this tool, users can even schedule backup operations at regular time periods. It creates a BKF format file to store the confidential backed up data. Sometimes these BKF files become corrupt and cause the data restoration process to fail at the time of a system or hardware crash. To overcome the problem, you need to go for BKF repair through a reliable third-party utility.

For instance, when you try to restore data from a BKF file using the NTBackup tool on a Windows XP-based computer, you may come across the following error message:

“An inconsistency was encountered in the requested backup file”


The BKF file may be corrupt due to anyone of the following reasons-
Virus or malware infection
Improper system shutdown
Header corruption
Missing catalog files
Application malfunction

As a consequence, the NTBackup utility is unable to recognize the BKF file. This would prevent you from restoring your precious data from the backup. In such circumstances, follow the below given resolution steps to perform BKF repair of the corrupt file.

To resolve the issue, you should take help of an efficient BKF recovery software.  These software are comprehensible and easy-to-implement. They first search for the BKF files in the system and then scan the selected BKF files for recovery. They provide users an option to save the scan information which can be used to perform recovery at any later stage. Moreover, they can automatically install the latest software updates from the Internet.

Stellar Phoenix BKF Recovery is a powerful tool that recovers and restores damaged backup files containing your valuable data. The software can repair corrupt BKF files created using NTBackup utility or Backup Exec by Veritas Software. It is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, and 2000.

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