Disable server backup
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.
You should protect your server and its data automatically by scheduling daily backups. It is recommended that you maintain a daily backup plan because most organizations cannot afford to lose the data that has been created over several days.
If you already have server backup configured, and later want to use a third-party application to back up the server, you can disable Windows Server Essentials server backup.
Log on to the Windows Server Essentials Dashboard using an administrator account and password.
Click the Devices tab, and then click the name of the server.
In the Tasks pane, click Customize Backup for the server.
Note The Customize Backup for the server task is displayed after you have configured server backup using the Set Up Server Backup Wizard. For more information about setting up server backup, see Set up or customize server backup.
The Customize Server Backup wizard appears.
On the Configuration Options page, click Disable Server Backup. Follow the instructions in the wizard.