By Lily / Last Updated September 30, 2020

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Why do you need server backup strategy?

Windows Servers are popular workstations for users who provide needed network services for others. They can be used to store backups from other computers on the network. They, in turn, can be backed up to attached drives or the cloud. With an effective server backup strategy, you can:

  • Centrally manage and backup all the clients to network share or NAS.

  • Remotely monitor backup tasks for all your clients with the central control server.

  • Cut down backup administration costs and save much time.

Then, what's the best centralized backup solution you can resort to? There are two things I'd like to highlight:

  • Schedule the centralized backup so that it can run automatically and the backup version is always up-to-date.

  • Make more than one backups or backup to more than one location. Thus, if one backup is damaged, you have others at hand.

To carry out the server backup strategy/solution, you need specialized server backup software to assist you.

Best server backup software for centralized server backup

AOMEI Centralized Backupper provides all-around Windows Server backup solutions that you need. It can be installed on computers running both Windows PC operating systems (Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP) and Windows Server operating systems (Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2011/2008/2003, etc).

Through the connection between AOMEI Centralized Backupper installed on the central management computer and AOMEI Backupper installed on client computers, you can create centralized backups for servers and PCs within the same LAN.

✦ There are four backup types provided: System/Disk/Partition/File Backup. You are also allowed to centrally sync folders to the target path using File Sync.
✦ You can perform automatic backup with the Schedule feature. There are four schedule modes available: Once, Daily, Weekly, and Monthly.
✦ Various backup settings are offered to you, including comments, encryption, compression, splitting, etc.

AOMEI Centralized Backupper offers unlimited plan and customized plan. You may choose a plan that best fits your business needs and budget. Learn how to backup servers in detail from the next part.

How to conduct server backup strategy with AOMEI Centralized Backupper easily?

Before you create backup tasks for Windows Servers, you should:

1. Install AOMEI Centralized Backupper on one of the computers within LAN as the central management computer.

2. Launch AOMEI Centralized Backupper and go Computers > Uncontrolled Computers > Install client program. You’ll see two options as follows:

Install Client Program

>> Manual Client Installation: click “Next” and you’ll get the client program setup file. Copy the setup file to client computers, run it as administrator and follow the wizard to install it one by one.

>> Remote Client Installation: click “Next” and you’ll have all available computers within LAN. Choose the server computers that you’d like to backup, input username and password of each computer and click “Install All”.

3. (Optional) If you have installed client program manually, client computers will be listed under Computers > Uncontrolled Computers. Tick the server computers to be backed up and click Request Control in the bottom right corner to obtain control permissions.

Request Control

There are two methods provided:

>> By entering accounts: you should enter username and password of client computers and click “Request All”.

>> By sending a message: the program will send a message to client computers. Click “Agree” on client computers to authorize access.

Note: If you have installed client program remotely, client computers will be listed under Computers > Controlled Computers. There’s no need for you to request control in this situation.

After all the preparations, you can backup several Windows Servers simultaneously in following steps:

1. Go to Tasks tab, click New Task and select System Backup.

2. In the pop-up window, click Add Computers in “Step 1” column. You can add the controlled Windows Server computers to be backed up. The system partition(s) will be added to the backup automatically, so you don’t need to select them manually.

3. Click “Step 2” column and then Add Storage. Type the network share or NAS path to add the destination location to store the backup file.

4. Confirm the operation and click Start Backup. You can choose “Only create a task” or “Create and execute tasks” here.

Create Backup Task

Summary

As you can see, AOMEI Centralized Backupper offers you the best (home) server backup strategy. You can also implement small business backup strategy with it. After you have created several backup tasks, you are allowed to manage backup tasks, such as enable incremental/differential backup, add additional computers to the backup task, etc. Get this tool right now and discover more!