Schedule Windows Server 2008 (R2) Backup to NAS/Network Share

August 11, 2015

Setting up a schedule to backup Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 system to NAS or Network Share is the best, safest and simplest way to protect your server from disaster.

The Advantage of Schedule Windows Server 2008 Backup to NAS

Now more and more small and medium-sized enterprises install Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 operating system for their business. If running Windows Server operating system, one thing system admin should remember is that make a backup regularly. Some of them usually backup Windows Server 2008 to local disk or external hard drive, however, this is dangerous. If the hard disk is damaged or the site is damaged because of fires, floods or earthquakes, all data will be lost. Besides, with the reducing price and safety of NAS, more and more people decide that Windows Server 2008 backup to NAS. Thus, they can share storage across computer, which is a practical change for users.

Windows Server Backup is a backup tool in Windows Server 2008. It replaces NTBackup which is installed on the previous Windows Server 2003 and has many new features, such as backup to NAS. But it has some insufficient. For example, you cannot do scheduled backup to NAS with the Windows Server 2008 backup program. Scheduled backup and backup to NAS, separate is OK, at the same time is impossible. Of course, this is only the limitation of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Backup&Restore tool. How to resolve this? You can write a script by yourself or look for some plugin.

Is there any third-party backup software enables you do scheduled Windows Server 2008 backup to NAS directly? The answer is yes. AOMEI Backupper Server Edition is a one.

Windows Server 2008 Schedule Backup to NAS with AOMEI Backupper Server

AOMEI Backupper is a complete backup and recovery software developed by AOMEI Tech. There are five editions. AOMEI Backupper Server Edition is especially designed for Windows Server OS. Steps of how to schedule Windows Server 2008 backup to NAS as follows.

1. Download AOMEI Backupper Server Edition, install and run. Click Backup to open the Backup interface. As you see, you can do system backup, disk backup, partition backup, file backup and file sync here. All you have to do is click it to move to the next step. To backup Windows Server 2008 system, click "System Backup".

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2. The program will automatically select system drive as source. To backup to NAS, you just need to click "step2" to select a NAS device as the destination path. To set up a schedule, you just need to click "Schedule" to configure.

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3. After all settings are completed, click "Start Backup".

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AOMEI Backupper is an all-in-one backup software, system backup and partition backup all can be done by AOMEI Backupper. Other features of AOMEI Backupper please visit here.