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BACKUP Utility tutorials

  • Once you install the GUI Windows Server Backup feature, you have the following 2 choices

  • for backup. To start GUI server backup model.

START – ALL PROGRAM – ADMINISTRATION TOOLS – SERVER MANAGER –

EXPAND STORAGE – WINDOWS BACKUP – from Right side Panel select “BACKUP SCHEDULE” Action.

 

1) Full server (all volumes) You can use the Windows Server Backup tool to select all volumes connected to your system from within Windows Backup.

2) Selected volumes:- This choice allows you to pick and choose which volumes to back up. If you have many volumes, you can use this option to pick only the volumes needed for a system recovery or only the volumes that include your data. You can restore volumes using the Windows Server Backup tool.

System state System state can be backed up using the Wbadmin tool. You can restore the system state data using Wbadmin Start Systemstaterecovery

 

PERFORMING A SCHEDULE BACKUP

  1. Click Start - Administrative Tools - Windows Server Backup.

  2. In the Windows Server Backup tool, Right Panel click Backup Schedule click Next.

  3. On the Backup configuration page, select FULL SERVER or CUSTOM. If you choose CUSTOME option, the volume that contain Operating System components are always included in custom backup.

  4. On the Specify Backup Time page, It ask you How often and when do you want to run backup. By default it is ONCE A DAY at 21:00:00 (9:00 pm). You can configure it to take MORE THAN ONCE A DAY. Next.

  5. On the SELECT DESTINATION DISK page, You can select the disk where backup are written. If multiple disks are selected, multiple copies of the backups are written. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ENTIRE DISK WILL BE USED. ALL EXISTING VOLUME AND DATA WILL BE ERASED AND BACKUP UTILITY WILL FORMAT THE DISK, AND HIDE THE DISK PRIOR TO WRITING THE FIRST BACKUP DATA.

  6. On the LABEL DESTINATION DISK page, give label to disk you have selected to store backup.

  7. On the Confirmation page, review your choices, and click Backup. The backup will start and show you progress. When you finish the wizard the target destination is formatted and then the first backup will occur at the schedule time. The amount of time needed for the backup depends on the amount of data being backed up.

 

PERFORMING NON-SCHEDULE BACKUP (BACKUP ONCE)

  • Click Start - Administrative Tools - Windows Server Backup.

  • In the Windows Server Backup tool, Right Panel click Backup Once.

  • On the Backup Options page, select Different Options (if it’s not already selected), and click Next.

  • On the Select Backup Configuration page, select Custom, and click Next.

  • On the Select Backup Items page, select the check box for only the volume (or volumes) needed for system recovery. Deselect the check boxes for the remaining drives (if there are any). Ensure the check box for Enable System Recovery is selected. Click Next.

  • On the Specify Destination Type page, select Local Drives, and click Next. Note that you can choose to store the date on local drives (including locally connected USB drives or remote shared folders using the UNC (Universal Naming Convention) \\serverName\shareName).

  • On the Select Backup Destination page, select your destination drive from the dropdown box. Notice that you can’t select one of the drives that are included in the system recovery as the destination. Click Next.

  • On the Specify Advanced Option page, ensure that VSS Copy Backup (recommended) is selected. Click Next.

  • On the Confirmation page, review your choices, and click Backup. The backup will start and show you progress. You can close the backup tool and continue to work while the backup tool runs in the background. The amount of time needed for the backup depends on the amount of data being backed up.

  • When the backup is complete, click Close.

 

 

OPTIMIZING BACKUP PERFORMANCE

  • You can optimize backup and server performance by choosing one of the following setting

  • To do this

  • click Start - Administrative Tools - Windows Server Backup – Configure Performance Set.

  • It gives following options:-

  • Always perform full backup. This option slows down the backup speed, but does not impact overall performance.

  • Always perform incremental backup:- This option increases the backup speed, but might decrease performance of the volume because shadow copes are left behind. Not recommended for server with hard disk intensive applications. Selecting the incremental backup option will allow you to store more scheduled backups on same media.

 

  • BACKING UP SERVER ROLES AND APPLICATIONS:-

In general, backing up a particular server role, such as DHCP or DNS roles and their associated data you can simply backup SYSTEM STATE DATA. SYSTEM STATE DATA is automatically included in backups when you perform FULL SERVER BACKUP or any type of scheduled backup. System sate data is also backed up when you perform a manual backup using Windows Server Backup and choose the ENABLE SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTION.

 

  • BACKING UP ACTIVE DIRECTORY

ACTIVE DIRECTORY (AD) is automatically backed up whenever you backup the critical volumes on a domain controller. You can also perform backup of AD when you take SYSTEM STATE BACKUP. A copy of AD database is stored on all Domain Controller within a domain. So in any case if you lost AD database you can reinstall from backup.

Although performing System State Backup does backup all AD objects, but nature of AD replication makes recovery bit difficult.

 

CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT COULD BE PROBLEM IN RESTORING AD IN BIG ORGANIZATION?

More about this later on…


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