Best Backup Strategy for Multiple Windows Servers in the LAN

This article shares a server backup strategy to protect multiple Windows Servers and PCs in the LAN, and manage the backup task from the central machine.


By Delia / Updated on June 28, 2024

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The necessity of an effective server backup strategy

Windows Servers are popular workstations for users who need to provide network services for others. They usually hold a lot of important data that, if lost, could affect more than one client. So in addition to backup other PCs from the server, it's also important to back up the server to attached drives or the cloud. That's why you need an effective and centralized server backup strategy.

A decent server backup solution should be able to satisfy the e following expectations:

  • Centrally manage and backup all the desktops, laptops and servers on network.
  • Customize the task with complete settings, like backup schedule or scheme.
  • Remotely monitor backup tasks for all your clients with the central control server.
  • Significantly save time, labor and administrative costs.

To carry out the server backup strategy, a centralized server backup software will be a big help.

Best server backup software for centralized data protection

AOMEI Cyber Backup provides all-around Windows Server backup solutions. It can manage all the PCs running Windows 11/10/8/7/XP and servers running Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012/2008, etc.

With ACB installed on the central machine and Agent package installed on all client PCs or servers, you can create a centralized task as you need:

✦ 6 backup options provided: System/Disk/Partition/File/SQL Server Backup/Virtual Machine Backup. You are also allowed to centrally back up data to the target path centrally.
✦ You can perform Schedule automatic backup on basis of Once, Daily, Weekly, and Monthly. Full backup, incremental or differential backup are also available.
✦ Customize backup Settings, including retention policy and email notification.

AOMEI Cyber Backup offers unlimited plan and customized plan. You may choose a plan that best fits your business needs and budget. You can try this 30-day free trial before making a decision:

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How to apply centralized server backup strategy in the LAN?


  • Install AOMEI Cyber Backup on one of the computers within LAN as the central management console.
  • Launch ACB and go to Add Windows device > Install client program, then you can choose a way and follow the wizard to install Agent program on all the client computers.

install agent

Backup process:

After all the preparations, you can create a new task to back up several Windows Servers simultaneously and develop a Server backup strategy. Here, take system backup as an example:

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

You can also choose other options as needed. For example, SQL Server Backup can help you back up SQL database on any Server within the LAN. And you can select multiple database for backup or recovery at once.

2. Click the system you want to back up and choose a destination for backup.

select a destination

3. Schedule Backup helps you back up your computer automatically and regularly. After activating this option, you can let AOMEI Cyber Backup automatically run backups without worrying about a certain day's backup not being performed.

schedule backup

4. Configure other settings for your backup task.

Backup Cleanup: Create a rule to auto delete older backups and save storage space.
Email Notification: Enable email notification to receive email notifications when the task is abnormal or successful.
☞ Archive: Add an Amazon S3 storage and archive backup to storage.

5. Confirm the operation and Start Backup. You can choose "Add the backup and start backup now" or "Add the schedule only".

This is how to backup Servers centrally. The created backup task will show in the Backup Tasks tab. Feel free to manage or edit it. You are even allowed to restore it to a new location (another client computer).


As you can see, AOMEI Cyber Backup is an effective solution to implement home server backup strategy, or even small business backup strategy.

Delia · Editor
Delia owns extensive experience in writing technology-related blog posts, and has been a part of AOMEI since 2020 to provide expertise in data security and disaster recovery. She works with Windows operating systems, SQL databases, and virtualization platforms such as VMware and Hyper-V, specializing in troubleshooting and advising on data protection and migration.