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Windows Server Backup : Scheduled Backup
2020/09/21
 
Configure Scheduled Backup to run Backup regularly.
[1] Run PowerShell with Admin Privilege and Configure Scheduled Backup.
Windows PowerShell
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# confirm disks
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Get-WBDisk

DiskName       : QEMU HARDDISK
DiskNumber     : 0
DiskId         : 19669e83-445c-4294-81e5-686ed7a9f2d3
TotalSpace     : 85899345920
FreeSpace      : 85882569216
Volumes        : {}
ContainsBackup : False
BackupVolumeId : 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
Properties     : ValidTarget

DiskName       : QEMU HARDDISK
DiskNumber     : 1
DiskId         : 85c09990-6b13-4046-8dc3-fd2947f61f49
TotalSpace     : 85899345920
FreeSpace      : 67590418944
Volumes        : {EFI System Partition, Local disk (C:)}
ContainsBackup : False
BackupVolumeId : 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
Properties     : ContainsOemPartition, ContainsCriticalVolume

# set disks to a disk object
PS C:\Users\Administrator> $Disks = Get-WBDisk

# 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

# 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 local disk
# specify a disk from the result of [Get-WBDisk]
PS C:\Users\Administrator> $BackupLocation = New-WBBackupTarget -Disk $Disks[0]

# add backup tagret to the backup policy
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Add-WBBackupTarget -Policy $Policy -Target $BackupLocation

Label                  :
WBDisk                 : QEMU HARDDISK
WBVolume               :
Path                   :
TargetType             : Disk
InheritAcl             : False
PreserveExistingBackup : False

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

Schedule              :
BackupTargets         : {QEMU HARDDISK}
VolumesToBackup       :
FilesSpecsToBackup    : {C:*}
FilesSpecsToExclude   : {}
ComponentsToBackup    :
BMR                   : True
SystemState           : True
OverwriteOldFormatVhd : False
VssBackupOptions      : VssCopyBackup

# set schedule for backup policy
# for multiple schedule, specify times with comma separated
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Set-WBSchedule -Policy $Policy -Schedule 01:30

Friday, September 18, 2020 1:30:00 AM

# set backup policy
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Set-WBPolicy -Policy $Policy
Warning
Do you want to format the backup storage disk QEMU HARDDISK?
[Y] Yes  [A] Yes to All  [N] No  [L] No to All  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "Y"): Y

# confirm configured backup policy
PS C:\Users\Administrator> Get-WBPolicy

Schedule              : {9/18/2020 1:30:00 AM}
BackupTargets         : {rx-7 9/18/2020 1:16:11 AM Disk01}
VolumesToBackup       : {EFI System Partition, Recovery, Local disk (C:)}
FilesSpecsToBackup    : {}
FilesSpecsToExclude   : {}
ComponentsToBackup    : {}
BMR                   : True
SystemState           : True
OverwriteOldFormatVhd : False
VssBackupOptions      : VssCopyBackup
Windows Server Backup : Scheduled Backup (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 Schedule].
[4] Click [Next] button.
[5] Select Backup Configuration. It selects [Full server] on this example.
[6] Set time to run Backup and Click [Next] button.
[7] Specify Destination Type for Backup target. It selects [dedicated hard disk] on this example.
[8] Select Destination Disk if you selected [dedicated hard disk] on previous section. Click [Show All Available Disks].
[9] Select Destination Disk for Backup.
[10] Click [Next] button.
[11] Read well the popuped message and if that's OK, Click [OK] button.
[12] Read well the popuped message and if that's OK, Click [Yes] button.
[13] Click [Finish] button.
[14] Click [Close] button to finish.
[15] Scheduled Backup has been configured.
[16] After running Scheduled Backup, histories are logged like follows.
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