Schedule A Backup In Windows Server 2008

Windows Server Backup is an optional feature included Windows Server 2008. It provides administrators with a reliable solution for backing up and recovering the operating system, files and folders.

The Windows Server Backup program included with Windows Server 2008 lets you schedule backups to run automatically at specific times. Although this is by no means a new feature to the backup program, it is certainly an important one.

The steps below describe how to schedule a backup to run in Windows Server 2008.

  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Backup.
  2. From the Actions pane, under Windows Server Backup (Local), click Backup Schedule. This launches the Backup Schedule Wizard.
  3. On the Getting Started page, click Next.
  4. On the Select backup type page, choose one of the following options:
    • Full Server to back up all volumes on the server.
    • Advanced, and then click Next. On the Select backup items — Advanced page, select the volumes that you want to back up.
  5. Click Next.
  6. On the Specify backup time page, choose one of the following options:
    • Once a day. Select the time to start running the daily backup.
    • Multiple backups every day. Under Available time, select the time that you want the backup to start. Click Add to move the time under Scheduled time. Repeat for each start time that you want to add, and then click Next.
  7. Click Next.
  8. On the Specify target disk page, select the external disk where you will be backing up to.
  9. A message appears informing you that the selected disk will be formatted and any existing data will be deleted. Click Yes.
  10. Click Next.
  11. On the Summary page, review the details, and then click Finish.
  12. On the Confirmation page, click Close.

[tags]windows server 2008, windows server[/tags]