Performing a Basic Backup


Topic Last Modified: 2005-04-26

Use the procedures in this section to back up your data by using Backup. These procedures apply to a generic backup, and are not Exchange specific. For information about backing up Exchange, domain controllers, and so on, "Backing up Exchange Server 2003."

Using Backup to perform a basic backup


One subtle difference between the backup utility in Windows Server 2003 compared to the backup utility in Microsoft Windows® 2000 is the way that files that are marked for backup and restore appear in the user interface (UI). A cleared check box means that nothing in its corresponding node will be backed up or restored. A check mark that appears dimmed indicates that only a part of the files and folders in that node will be backed up or restored. To see which files will be backed up or restored, expand the node. It is possible for a check mark that appears dimmed to indicate that no files are going to be backed up if nothing in the node is scheduled for backup. For example, although the Program Files node in figure 1.8 is checked, there are no files in that node scheduled for backup.

For detailed instructions, see How to Perform a Basic Backup.