Running automatic Windows Backups from Windows Server 2008 R2

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Windows Server 2008 R2
How can I run automatic Windows Backups from a Windows 2008 R2 server. Can I store the files on a mapped drive off site?

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You will need to install the Server Backup feature the the Server Manager. Once you do this you can run backups to a network share. Here is a good link to explain it better.

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  • TeachMeIT
    [...] 7. Mattcassell had the magic answer for running automatic Windows backups from Windows Server 2008 R2. [...]
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  • RRoony
    JJust as Mattcassell suggests, you can use the WSB in Windows server 2008. It can perform most of the backup functions. However, many people also know this function is buggy. Many Server users are complaining of Windows Server Backup, especially when you run schedule backup or backup data to somewhere other than the local disk. You can see those complaining at technet.microsft. Besides, the schedule backup of Windows Server Backup in advanced mode really has limited time-settings that might satisfy your needs. So measure the weakness and strength of this backup tool built in Server. Since you have one Server and two XP, i can imagine how important of you data. For the sake of data security, you'd better choose a professional backup tool. You might fear the high cost or the risk of picking an unreliable one. I personally wanna recommend you an automatic server backup tool for you. It is affordable, as far as i am concerned. You can have a look or have a try
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  • Brijesh
    Its is possible. You can able to run windows backup automatically and also you can store it on mapped drive. There are several third party tools are available in internet. Using that your requirement can be done easily. Good news is some of the backup software vendors providing at free of cost for Desktop Backup. Even you can able to store in cloud with 10 GB of free of cost.
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