Bare Metal Backup Windows Server
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Bare Metal Backup Windows Server 2022

Bare metal backup Windows Server can be a highly important component of your backup and recovery plan. There are different types of solutions available. Creating a bare metal backup and recovery of Windows Server 2022 is very significant for those Windows Server users. When something unlucky happens, such as a virus attack, we can simply perform a bare metal recovery from it.

What is Bare Metal Backup?

Bare metal backup is a procedure of backing up the entire system. It isn’t just user data and settings (the full system, including applications, drivers, even the operating system itself.

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How to create bare metal backups

A bare metal backup comprehends an image of the drives required to perform a full system recovery. This guide explains to you how to create a bare metal backup with Windows Server Backup tools.

Install Windows Server Backup

Confirm the Windows Server Backup installation is done.

Create a bare metal backup using Windows Server Backup

To create a backup schedule, launch the Windows Server Backup tool.

Select Backup Schedule.

Windows Server Backup local

Backup schedule wizard, on the getting started window, click next.

Welcome to backup schedule wizard

Select the Backup configuration window, you need to select a backup configuration type. Choose Full server to create a bare metal backup and then click next.

Backup schedule wizard full

Specify the Backup Time window, and then click next.

Backup schedule wizard time

Specify a destination for storing the backup and then click next.

Bare metal backup destination type

Select a destination disk for the bare metal backup, (volumes on the server, network path, or an external HDD) attached to the server and then click next.

Bare metal backup destination disk

Windows backup disk, click ok.

Click yes, and the select disk will be formatted.

Windows Server Backup

Confirm the bare metal backup detail and then click finish.

Bare metal backup schedule confirmation

Click on close, once the backup schedule is successfully configured.

Bare metal backup schedule summary

Now you can find, Bare metal backup scheduled.

Windows server backup console

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 20 years of experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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