Windows Server 2019 Backup to specified folder

David Wood 1 Reputation point

Hello, I'm trying to have my windows server 2019 backup to a folder I created on a separate local drive. The wizard was directed to save back ups to the volume I desired but creates a "WindowsImageBackup" folder and shows no option to choose any folders I've already created. I was wondering if this could be fixed? I've been instructed to do the backup this way, and can't get around it.


Windows Server Backup
Windows Server Backup
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Backup: A duplicate copy of a program, a disk, or data, made either for archiving purposes or for safeguarding valuable files from loss should the active copy be damaged or destroyed.
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  1. Limitless Technology 39,471 Reputation points

    Hi @David Wood

    You should be able to specify Remote Shared Folder or Local Drive during the Backup creation wizard?

    Here's text from the guide:

    In the “Specify Destination Type” section, you will be requested where to store your backup file. Each storage option has its pros and cons, each listed in its respective item. So, consider carefully where to store your backup.

    There are three options available:

    Saving to local hard disk : by selecting this item, the backup will be carried out on a local hard disk installed on the server itself. Please note that the hard disk in question will be formatted, once selected, so remember to move any existing data to another hard disk.
    Saving to volume: by selecting this item a part of the hard disk can be used as backup storage. However, keep in mind that, when choosing this option, the read / write speed on the hard disk may slow down considerably during the backup phase. If you plan to use this method, it may be a good strategy to schedule the backup at times when your server has fewer accesses.
    Saving to a folder on the network: by selecting this item your server can be backed up to a hard disk on the network. This will allow you to store your data on a NAS or another available Cloud Server. In this case, however, as it is overwritten each time, only one backup at a time can be saved.


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