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Windows Server Backup feature (2012R2, 2016, 2019)
Windows Server Backup (WSB) is a feature that provides backup and recovery options for Windows server environments. Windows Server Backup is a feature that provides a set of wizards and other tools for you to perform basic backup and recovery tasks for the server it is installed on. Administrators can use Windows Server Backup to back up a full server, the system state, selected storage volumes or specific files or folders, as long as the data volume is less than 2 terabytes. Windows Server Backup replaced the Ntbackup feature in earlier Windows Server operating systems.
In this article we will learn to take backup of one Windows Server into another Windows Server. For this we obviously need, two windows servers. For better understing, we will call them Server1 and Server2.
Stage ONE in SERVER-1 Windows Server Backup feature
Step 1. Login to server 1
Step 2. Open Server Manager
Step 3. Click on Add roles and feartures
Install Windows Server Backup
Stage TWO in SERVER-2
Step 1. We will create a folder in server-2 and share it over network, in order to be able store the backup from server-1
Create a folder
Go to it's Properties
Go to Sharing tab, and click on "Share..."
Click on "Share..."
Copy the path of the shared folder \\server_ip\foldername
Stage THREE in SERVER-1 Windows Server Backup feature
Step 1. Click on Tools and open Windows Server Backup
Step 2. We will a create one backup for this posts' purpose. Click on 'Backup once...'
We will choose the "Custom" option to backup specific files/folder
Click on "Add Items" to select folders for backup
We will select the folder "ftpbackup"
Click on "Remote shared folder"
Input the folder path in location and click on next
Input the server credentials of SERVER-2
Click on "Backup" to initiate backup
Backup created in the shared folder.