This article is describing how you can use the Backup feature to back up and restore data on Windows Server 2003. This guide is intended for users who backup and restore their data. Also, it includes information about how to back up and restore the system configuration and local registry. In order to perform the procedures described in this article, you must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group or the Backup Operators group. So, let’s get started.
Back Up Feature in Windows Server
Users can either backup their data manually or can use the Backup Wizard, which is already included in the Backup feature. Users can back up the entire contents of the server, selected portions, or the system configuration information.
Restore Data from Windows Server 2003
- Firstly, click Start, go to All Programs > Accessories > System Tools, and then click Backup. The Backup or Restore Wizard will start.
- Then, click the Advanced Mode > Backup.
- After that, under the Job menu, click on the New button.
- Now, expand the folder that contains the items that you want to back up.
- Next, click on the checkboxes next to the files, folders, or drives that you want to back up.
- Under the Backup destination box, define the destination for the new job. For doing so, do one of the following:
- Click File, if you want to back up files and folders to a file.
- If you want to back up to tape, click on a tape device.
- Under the Backup media or file name box, perform one of the following:
- If you want to take backup to a file, specify a path and file name for the backup (.bkf) file. Else, just click Browse, specify a file name and location where you want to save the file, and then click Save.
- Click on the tape, if you want to backup to tape.
- Under the Tools, click Options. Mention any additional backup options that you want on the Options page. Click OK.
- Then, click on Start Backup.
- If you want to set advanced backup options, such as data verification or hardware compressions, click Advanced. Click OK.
- Now, review the settings on the Backup Job Information page. Mention whether you want this backup to replace the information that is already present on the destination media, or adds this backup to the existing information.
- Finally, click Start Backup.
Back-Up Data Using the Backup Wizard
Follow the below-mentioned steps to back up data by using the backup wizard:
- First of all, click Start > go to All Programs > Accessories > System Tools and then click Backup.
- Then, click on the Advanced Mode.
- Click Backup Wizard, in the Welcome tab and click Next.
- Mention what you want to back up, and then click on Next.
- If you have selected Back up selected files, drives, or network data in step 4, then expand the drive or folder that contains the items that you want to back up.
- Next, select the checkboxes next to the drive, folder, or file that you want to back up, and then click Next.
- After that, define the backup type, destination, and name then click on the Next button.
- You have to review the settings that appear on Completing the Backup Wizard page. If you want to define advanced backup options, then click Advanced, and then click OK.
- Click on the Finish button.
How to Restore Data to the Windows Server
If you encounter data loss, then you can restore your backup data manually or by using the Restore Wizard. And this is included in the Backup feature.
Restore Backed Up Data Using the Restore Wizard
- Firstly, click on Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools, and then click on Backup. Doing this will start the Backup or Restore Wizard.
- After that, click on Advanced Mode.
- Under the Welcome tab, click on Restore Wizard. Click on Next.
- Under the Items to restore box, expand the media that you want to restore.
- Select the checkboxes next to the drives, folders, or files that you want to restore, and then click on the Next button.
- Now, just review the settings that appear on the Completing the Restore Wizard page.
- If you want to determine advanced backup options, then click Advanced, and specify the options that you want, then click OK.
- Finally, click the Finish button.
Does Restore Wizard support the corrupted files?
And the answer is NO, it does not restore the corrupted backup files. Do not panic at all, as I’ve got the solution for this as well. In such a case, you must opt for the BKF Recovery Tool. The utility is equipped with advanced algorithms that can easily restore the corrupted files. Not only this but also the software has unique features like the option to rename, swift scanning, advanced preview, etc.
The blog is talking about the backup feature and you can use this backup feature to back up and restore data in Windows Server 2003. You can either back up the entire contents of the server or some portions of it. I hope it helps to solve your purpose.