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How to backup Windows Server 2019/2016

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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.

Adding Roles and Features
Adding Roles and Features

In the following screen, click on Next.

In the type of installation, please click on role-based installation.

Select the type of installation
Select the type of installation

Then select the server from the list.

Please select the server.
Please select the server.

Please skip the Server Roles screen. Then under Features click on Windows Server Backup

Check the box for Windows Server Backup
Check the box for Windows Server Backup

Now, confirm the installation of the feature.

Please confirm the installation
Please confirm the installation

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

Launching Windows Server Backup
Launching 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

Please select the option to back up once.
Please select the option to back up once.

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.

Please select the type of backup.
Please select the type of backup.

Now please choose the type of backup. That is to say, local backup or in a remote folder

Select the destination type

Now it is time to select the location where the backup will be stored.

Select the location where the windows server backup will be stored.

Finally, you will see a confirmation message. Please check all parameters. Then, click on Backup to start the process.

Press Backup to start the task

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!

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