Launching the WBADMIN.MSC utility to backup or schedule backups of Windows Server 2019
Let’s schedule a backup of Windows Server 2019.
Backup Schedule Wizard – Getting Started
Select the backup configuration of the Windows Server. The options are:
- Full server – backup all server data, applications, and system state
- Custom – You want to choose to backup custom volumes or files for backup
Select the backup configuration of the Windows Server
A note here, if you do select the Custom option, you can also specify VSS options. You can select either VSS full backup or VSS copy Backup options using the Custom option.
Advanced Settings allow specifying the VSS options
On the Specify Backup Time screen, you choose how often and when you want to run the backup.
Specify Backup Time
I don’t really like the description of the next screen of the wizard. Instead of Destination Type this should be Destination Location or something similar. On this screen, you are specifying the target for the backup files. Here, I am selecting the Back up to a shared network folder.
Specify Destination Type
A warning or notice appears when you select “Back up to a shared network folder”. The warning states that when you use a remote shared folder, each backup run will erase the previous backup, and only the latest backup will be available.
Windows Server Backup warning about network location
Specify the remote shared folder via a UNC path for storing the backup file.
Specify the remote shared folder
You will be prompted to enter credentials to schedule the backup and register the schedule in Windows Server.
Credentials to register the Windows Server Backup schedule
Confirm the Backup Schedule.
Confirming the backup schedule
On the Summary screen, click Close.
Finalizing the backup schedule on the Summary screen
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