M7 - Lesson 3: Backing up and restoring by using Windows Server Backup…
M7 - Lesson 3: Backing up and restoring by using Windows Server Backup
Uses for Server Backup
A full server (all volumes), or just selected volumes.
Individual files and folders.
Individual virtual machines on a Hyper-V host.
Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVs)
Perform a bare-metal restore:
A bare-metal backup contains at least all critical volumes, and allows you to restore without first installing an operating system.
Restore system state:
The backup contains all information to roll back a server to a specific time. However, you need to install an operating system before you can recover the system state.
Recover individual files and folders or volumes:
The Individual files and folders option enables you to select to back up and restore specific files, folders, or volumes, or you can add specific files, folders, or volumes to the backup
Exclude selected files or file types:
For example, you can exclude temporary files from the backup.
Store backup on multiple storage locations:
You can store backups on remote shares or non-dedicated volumes.
Microsoft Azure Online Backup:
The Microsoft Azure Online Backup is a cloud-based backup solution for Windows Server 2016 that enables you to back up and recover files and folders off-site, using cloud services.
Implementing backup & restore
Backing up virtual machines:
When creating a backup solution for virtual machines, you should consider the data that is being backed up. You can install Windows Server Backup on the host and perform a host-level backup or you can install Windows Server Backup inside a virtual machine to perform an in-guest backup. In many cases, you might want to use both host and in-guest backup.
Backing up file servers and web servers:
To provide fast recovery of individual files to a specific time, an in-guest backup is adequate. Think host/guest server backup considerations.
Backing up AD DS:
Backing up the AD DS role is an important procedure that should be part of any backup and recovery process or strategy. You back up the AD DS role to restore data in different data loss scenarios, such as deleted data or a corrupted AD DS database.
Understanding online and offline backups in virtual machines
Conditions for no downtime
The virtual machine being backed up has integration services installed and enabled.
Each disk that the virtual machine uses is running NTFS file system basic disks.
The VSS is enabled on all volumes within the virtual machine, and snapshots for each volume are stored on the same volume.