Hello! A fundamental task of the information technology department is to keep the system up to date. In addition, it is necessary to maintain the backup of the server. In case of failure, it can cause loss of time and money. Some of these failures can be: power cuts, hardware damage, mishandling of the configuration, virus or malware, etc. Consequently, it is highly recommended having a backup in case of emergency. For that reason, in this post we will see how to backup Windows Server 2019/2016.
How to enable the feature from Windows Server Manager
As mentioned, it is necessary to go to the Windows Server. Once there, click on Add Roles and Features.
In the following screen, click on Next.
In the type of installation, please click on role-based installation.
Then select the server from the list.
Please skip the Server Roles screen. Then under Features click on Windows Server Backup
Now, confirm the installation of the feature.
Finally, wait a few moments while installing Windows Server Backup
How to backup Windows Server 2019/2016
Once the feature is enabled, it is time to perform the first backup of the server. With this in mind, from the Windows Server, open the Tools menu and click on Windows Server Backup
Immediately the Windows Server Backup manager will be deployed. In addition, it has 3 backup options. That is, you can schedule the backup, backup once or restore a copy. This time select the Backup Once option
Then click on Next to continue.
The wizard then offers two types of support. A complete backup of the server and a customized backup of the items to be saved. For added security, select a full server backup.
Now please choose the type of backup. That is to say, local backup or in a remote folder
Now it is time to select the location where the backup will be stored.
Finally, you will see a confirmation message. Please check all parameters. Then, click on Backup to start the process.
Please note that the process may take a while, depending on the size of the backing.
Now, if there is any problem with the server, just click on the backup. Then just follow the wizard’s instructions to restore the system.
In the final analysis we have seen how to backup Windows Server 2019/2016. Please note that system stability is essential. Therefore, it is always advisable to maintain a backup in case of general failure. Okay, that’s it for now. Before I say goodbye I invite you to see our post about EDEX-UI. Bye!