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June 17, 2009

New Backup Features on Windows Server 2008 R2

Filed under: Windows Server 2008 R2 — Daniel Ramawidjaja @ 2:23 am
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If you have used Windows Server Backup in the first release of Windows Server 2008, may be you notice that it missed some of the features that usually available on the other backup software.

Now, Windows Server 2008 R2 comes with more features that you may need, such as:

  • Backup the system state.
  • Backup selected folders and files.
  • Backup Schedule that support network drives (shared folders)

 

The Windows Server Backup interface still look similar to the previous version in Windows Server 2008, but give you more backup features when you try the backup wizard, both for Backup Once and Backup Schedule.
Here the snapshots to give ideas what’s different for the Backup feature in Windows Server 2008 R2.

 

Backup Once

Backup Once, Select Items to Backup

You can backup only certain folders or the System State
Backup Folders or System State only

Also you may exclude certain files, folders, or files with certain extensions.

Backup can exclude files, folders, or files with certain extensions.

 

Backup Schedule

Backup Schedule, select items

Backup Schedule, select items

Backup Schedule, backup to shared folder

Backup Schedule, backup to shared folder

For more information, go here:
Windows Server Backup Overview
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772523.aspx

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