Change the time that backup is scheduled to run
Published: August 21, 2012
Updated: October 4, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012 Essentials
This topic applies to a server running Windows Server 2012 Essentials or Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, or to a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with the Windows Server Essentials Experience role installed.
The backup process should be scheduled during a time when as few people as possible are using their networked computers. This is usually during the late evening or early morning hours. The default time for backup is 6:00pm until 9:00am. The server attempts to back up client computers only during the scheduled window of time.
However, if your business is active during these traditionally off hours, you may want to change these default settings.
Open the server Dashboard, and then click Devices.
In Devices Tasks, click Customize Computer Backup and File History settings.
Note In Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, this task is renamed Client computer backup tasks.
In Client computer backup settings and tools, on the Computer Backup tab, you can change the start and end times to meet your needs.
Click Apply, and then click OK.