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Windows Server Backup : Backup Once
2020/09/21
 
Run Backup Once manually.
[1] Run PowerShell with Admin Privilege and Run Backup Once.
Windows PowerShell
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# set empty backup policy object
PS C:\Users\Administrator> $Policy = New-WBPolicy

# add current system state to the backup policy
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Add-WBSystemState -Policy $Policy

# add baremetal revovery to the backup policy
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Add-WBBareMetalRecovery -Policy $Policy

# add source files/folders/volumes to take backup to the backup policy
# example follows specifies C dirive all
PS C:\Users\Administrator> New-WBFileSpec -FileSpec "C:" | Add-WBFileSpec -Policy $Policy

# if multiple drives exist, possible to add
PS C:\Users\Administrator> New-WBFileSpec -FileSpec "D:" | Add-WBFileSpec -Policy $Policy

# set Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) option to the backup policy
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Set-WBVssBackupOptions -Policy $Policy -VssCopyBackup

# set backup tagret Path
# example below specifies remote shared folder
# -NetworkPath (remote shared folder)
# -Credential (PSCredential for shared folder)
# specify a user who can access to shared and also who has wirte privilege to it
# example follows specifies a user/password [Serverworld/P@ssw0rd01]
PS C:\Users\Administrator> $BackupLocation = New-WBBackupTarget -NetworkPath "\\10.0.0.102\Share01" `
-Credential (New-Object PSCredential("Serverworld", (ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText "P@ssw0rd01" -Force)))

# add backup tagret to the backup policy
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Add-WBBackupTarget -Policy $Policy -Target $BackupLocation
WARNING: The backed up data cannot be securely protected at this destination. Backups stored on a remote shared folder
might be accessible by other people on the network. You should only save your backups to a location where you trust the
 other users who have access to the location or on a network that has additional security precautions in place.
WARNING: Backup or recovery of individual files or application data from DVDs or other removable media is not
supported. You can only backup or recover full volumes from this media.
type.
Path                   : \\10.0.0.102\Share01
TargetType             : Network
InheritAcl             : True
PreserveExistingBackup : False

# confirm configured backup policy
PS C:\Users\Administrator> $Policy

Schedule              :
BackupTargets         : {\\10.0.0.102\Share01}
VolumesToBackup       :
FilesSpecsToBackup    : {C:*, D:*}
FilesSpecsToExclude   : {}
ComponentsToBackup    :
BMR                   : True
SystemState           : True
OverwriteOldFormatVhd : False
VssBackupOptions      : VssCopyBackup

# run backup
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Start-WBBackup -Policy $Policy
Initializing the list of items to be backed up...
Updating the backup for deleted items...
Volume 1 (0%) of 3 volume(s).
Volume 1 (100%) of 3 volume(s).
Compacting the virtual hard disk for volume \\?\Volume{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}, 0% completed.
Initializing the list of items to be backed up...
Updating the backup for deleted items...
Volume 1 (0%) of 4 volume(s).
Volume 1 (100%) of 4 volume(s).
.....
.....
Volume 3 (99%) of 4 volume(s).
Volume 4 (100%) of 4 volume(s).
The backup operation completed.

# confirm backup history
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Get-WBSummary

NextBackupTime                  : 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
NumberOfVersions                : 2
LastSuccessfulBackupTime        : 9/18/2020 9:16:58 PM
LastSuccessfulBackupTargetPath  : \\10.0.0.102\Share01
LastSuccessfulBackupTargetLabel :
LastBackupTime                  : 9/18/2020 9:16:58 PM
LastBackupTarget                : \\10.0.0.102\Share01
DetailedMessage                 :
LastBackupResultHR              : 0
LastBackupResultDetailedHR      : 0
CurrentOperationStatus          : NoOperationInProgress
Windows Server Backup : Backup Once (GUI)
 
On GUI configuration, set like follows.
[2] Run [Server Manager] and click [Tools] - [Windows Server Backup].
[3] Select [Local Backup] on the left pane and right-click to open menu, then select [Backup Once].
[4] Select Backup Options. It selects [Different options] on this example.
[5] Select Backup Configuration. It selects [Full server] on this example.
[6] Specify Destination Type for Backup target. It selects [Remote shared folder] on this example.
[7] Specify Remote folder if you selected [Remote shared folder] on previous section. After inputting shared Path, credentials for accessing to it is required.
[8] Confirm selections and Click [Backup] button to start backup.
[9] After finishing Backup, Click [Close] button.
[9] That's OK, Taking Backup manually completed.
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