Set up backup for a client computer

Published: August 16, 2010

Updated: March 30, 2011

Applies To: Windows Home Server 2011

Backup is automatically set up the first time that Windows® Home Server 2011 Connector software is installed on a computer and the computer is joined to the server. If backup is later disabled, you can set up backup for the computer from the Dashboard. When you set up backup for a computer, you can choose to back up everything on the computer or select the drives and folders that you want to backup.

The computer must be online for you to set up backup.

Windows Home Server 2011 does not support backing up and restoring dynamic disks on client computers.

To set up backup for a client computer

  1. Open the Dashboard, and then click the Computers and Backup tab.

  2. Click the name of the client computer that you want to set up backup for, and then click Set up Backup for this computer in the Tasks pane.

    If backup is already set up for the client computer, Customize Backup for this computer is listed in the Task pane instead of Set up Backup for this computer.

  3. In the Set up Backup wizard, you can choose to backup all of the folders or select certain folders that you want to back up. Follow the instructions in the wizard.

  4. Click Close when backup is set up for the computer.