Windows Server 2012 Backup Management - Windows Server 2012

How to install and configure Backup?

This chapter explains about how to install and configure Backup which will be same from the previous versions.
Follow below steps to Install the backup feature.
Step 1 − Go to Server Manager → Manage → Add Roles and Features → Next → Check the Role-based or feature-based installation box → then check on the Select a server from the server pool box and then click Next.
After this check the Windows Backup Server box and then click on Next as shown in the following screenshot.
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Step 2 − Click Install and then wait for the process to Finish.
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Let’s go and Configure the Backup Feature it, for which we should follow the steps given below.
Step 1 − Go to Server Manager → Tools → Windows Server Backup.
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Step 2 − Click on Backup Schedule… in the left side panel or click on Action at the top of the screen as shown in the following screenshot.
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Step 3 − Click Next.
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Step 4 – Incase if you want to backup a file or a folder, you can click on custom file. Click on the first option Full server (recommended) and then click Next.
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Step 5 – To take a backup once in a day, you need to choose the first option and the appropriate time, which generally is recommended at night → Next.
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Step 6 – Never click on the Back Up to a shared network folder option because the backup should be saved somewhere out of the server that is being backed up and then click on Next.
shared network
Step 7 – Create a shared folder path and then → Next.
folder path
Step 8 − It will pop-up a credentials table asking you for the username and password of the shared folder which you should put here and then click → OK.
credentials.
Step 9 − Click the Finish button.
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Step 10 – You will get a popup message that if the backup was created successfully or not, which can be seen in the following screenshot.
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