By Jessie / Last update December 13, 2021

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Why to Backup a Server without Windows Server Backup?

Did you encounter the situations of system breakdown, data loss, virus attack, and physical disaster? Did you spend much time and money installing system and downloading many applications? Even did you become very upset because of the above circumstances? 

The answer is “yes”. At this time, what should you do? The most important thing is backing up the crucial files before those happen. At this rate, you can restore data from backup image to ensure your computer comes back to the normal state. Therefore, it's necessary to backup Windows Server 2012/2012 R2/2016/2019 to protect data.

Some users choose the Windows Server Backup tool to backup the documents, applications, and system, etc. But you may get disappointed in the following situations:

  • Windows Server Backup limitations: it only supports some basic backup functions and they are not very powerful and complete.

  • Complex operations: it is bad in flexibility and it is very difficult to restore system. Sometimes, you even have to reinstall system.

  • Slow progress: it will cost more time to backup and restore.

  • Possible errors: it is not stable and will appear many errors during backup and recovery, such as “A Volume Shadow Copy Service operation failed”.

Therefore, to ensure data security, the best way to backup a server is to use reliable and comprehensive backup software. AOMEI Backupper Server is a wise choice.

All-Around Server Backup Solution - AOMEI Backupper Server

AOMEI Backupper Server edition will help business users to make a backup for important and useful data.

  • It offers different backup types for you to create backups for files, folders, partitions or system to protect data.

  • It supports many devices as the backup destinations. You can backup a server to an internal or external device, USB, NAS, CD or DVD and so on.

  • It provides advanced backup types such as incremental or differential backup and automatic backup. It can even delete obsolete backup images automatically to release disk space.

  • It is compatible with all Windows Server operating systems – Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2011/2008/20003 (including R2) and SBS 2011/2008/2003.

The operation is easy-to-do and it owns one-key-operation function. Download it now to have a try!

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How to Backup Windows Server 2019/2016/2012 Effortlessly?

To assure computer data safety, AOMEI Backupper Server is a good assistant. Learn how to backup a server using this powerful server backup software as follows:

Step 1. Run AOMEI Backupper. Click Backup > System Backup.

System Backup

Step 2. The system data is selected by default. Choose a destination path to store the backup image.

Select Destination Path

Step 3. Confirm the operations and click Start Backup to launch the process.

Start Backup

Advanced backup settings

AOMEI Backupper enables you to set advanced settings for a backup task. For example, you can add comments for your backup image to distinguish it from others. You can also split images into many small files, encrypt for images to ensure image files’ security and so on.

Backup Settings

Fast recovery

After you backup data, if your data is lost one day, you can restore system and other server data from the backup image.



You have learned how to backup a server using specialized server backup software - AOMEI Backupper Server. Compared with Windows Server Backup, it’s easier, more convenient and saves time. To protect unlimited PCs within a company, you may turn to the Technician edition

Apart from the backup and restore feature, AOMEI Backupper is capable of cloning Windows Server 2019/2016/2012. It is surely worth trying!