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Modify or Stop an Automatic Backup Schedule

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Once you have created a backup schedule using Windows Server Backup, you should periodically review the schedule to confirm that it still meets the needs of your business. In addition, you should review the configuration of the scheduled backups and consider revising it when you add or remove applications, features, roles, volumes, or disks. The selections that were made when the backup schedule was created are reflected in the Backup Schedule Wizard when you run it again to make modifications.

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To update a backup schedule using the Windows Server Backup user interface

  1. Click Start , click Administrative Tools , and then click Windows Server Backup .

  2. In the Actions pane of the snap-in default page, under Windows Server Backup , click Backup Schedule . This opens the Backup Schedule Wizard.

  3. On the Modify Scheduled Backup Settings page, click Modify backup , and then click Next .

  4. On the Select Backup Configuration page, do one of the following, and then click Next :

    • Click Full server (recommended) to back up all volumes on the server. This is the recommended option.

    • Click Custom to back up just certain volumes, and then click Next .

      1. On the Select Items for Backup page, click Add Items . In Select Items , select the check boxes for the items that you want to back up. If you want to back up just certain folders or files on a disk or volume, expand the folder tree and select the items that you want to include. Click OK .

      2. On the Select Items for Backup page, click Advanced Settings , click the Exclusions tab, click Add Exclusions , and then expand the folder tree and select the items that you want to exclude.

      3. On the VSS Settings tab, select either VSS full Backup or VSS copy Backup . Click OK and then click Next .

  5. On the Specify Backup Time page, do one of the following, and then click Next :

    • Click Once a day , and then enter a new time to start running the daily backup.

    • Click More than once a day . Then, to select a start time, under Available time , click the time that you want the backup to start, and then click Add to move the time under Scheduled time . Under Scheduled time , click Remove to delete a time. Repeat for each start time that you want to add to or remove from the schedule.

  6. On the Specify Destination Type page, do one of the following and then click Next :

    • Select Back up to a hard disk that is dedicated for backups (recommended) . On the Keep or Change Backup Destinations page click one of the following, and then click Next :

      • Click Keep current backup destinations .

      • Click Add more backup destinations , and then click Next . On the Select Destination Disk page, select the check box for the disk that you want to use, and then click Next .

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        By default, the likely disk or disks are shown in the list. These disks are external disks that can be used for moving backups offsite for disaster protection. If the disk that you want to use is not listed, click Show All Available Disks . Then select the check box next to each disk that you want to use to store the automatic backups.

      • Click Remove current backup destinations , and then click Next . On the Remove Current Destinations page, select the check box for the items you want to remove, and then click Next .

    • Select Back up to a volume . On the Select Destination Volume page, click Add . In Add volumes , click the volume that you want to use, click OK , and then click Next .

    • Select Back up to a shared network folder . On the Specify Remote Shared Folder page, type the path to the folder. In this folder, a folder named WindowsImageBackup will be created. The backup that you create will be saved at: \\<RemoteServer>\<SharedFolderPath>\WindowsImageBackup\<ComputerBackedUp >. Click Next .

  7. On the Confirmation page, review the details, and then click Finish . The wizard modifies the schedule and formats any added disks.

  8. On the Summary page, click Close .

You can also use this wizard to stop running scheduled backups.

To stop running scheduled backups using the Windows Server Backup user interface

  1. Click Start , click Administrative Tools , and then click Windows Server Backup .

  2. In the Actions pane of the snap-in default page, under Windows Server Backup , click Backup Schedule . This opens the Backup Schedule Wizard.

  3. On the Modify Scheduled Backup Settings page, click Stop backup to stop running scheduled backups and release the disk or disks where you were storing the backups, and then click Next .

  4. On the Confirmation page, review the details, and then click Finish . You will see a message asking you to confirm the change. Click Yes .

  5. On the Summary page, click Close .

Additional considerations

  • To modify a backup schedule using Windows Server Backup, you must be a member of the Administrators group or Backup Operators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

  • You can also perform this task remotely for another server using the Connect To Another Computer option in the Windows Server Backup Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in. Make sure that you are a member of the Administrators or Backup Operators group on the remote server. If you are a Backup Operator, ensure that the Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) security settings on the remote computer are set to allow Backup Operators to connect to it.

    You can only use this feature if the local and remote servers are running the same version of Windows—either both running Windows Server 2008 or both running Windows Server 2008 R2. In addition, you cannot use this feature to manage a computer running any version of Windows client operating system.

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