Automating Windows Server 2008 R2 backup

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Windows Server 2008 R2
Is it possible to automate a backup of a Windows Server 2008 R2 box with just built in software? Is there a step by step guide somewhere?
ASKED: April 28, 2011  6:33 PM
UPDATED: September 10, 2013  2:21 PM

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It is possible by using “Backup Schedule Wizard” in Windows Server 2008 R2 (as you mentioned) to schedule backups which may run automatically once / more. It is also possible to create scheduled backups using Wbadmin enable backup command.

Remember, Windows Server Backup is a disk-to-disk backup solution. And keep in mind that Windows Server Backup has 4 ways…..

  1. Backup management console / wbadmin.msc (i.e. simply a GUI feature)
  2. Command line tool / wbadmin (which I mentioned)
  3. Backup service / wbengine
  4. Cmdlets (Powershell)

See here for Wbadmin enable backup.

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  • RRoony
    As Rechil said, you can use the Wbadmin command to do schedule backup. But I am not putting much trust on it: 1. It is buggy. I have seen a lots of posts complaining it, errors happens or doesn't work 2. Wbadmin requires you to use command, not so intuitive. Not everybody are so clear about the scripts. So I would like to introduce you a backup tool I know, it works fine and affordable.
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