Windows Server 2022

Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder – Windows Server 2022

This Windows Server 2022 Tutorial covers how to Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder. Windows Server Backup is a feature that provides backup and recovers your operating system, applications, and data. Can schedule backups, and protect the entire server or specific volumes. Recover volumes, folders, files, and the system state in case of disasters like hard disk failures.

Prerequisite Required

Demo environment

  • Computer Name: server1.test.com
  • Operating System: Windows Server 2022 Datacenter
  • IP Address: 192.168.3.3
  • File Server location: \\192.168.3.4\File Server

Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder

When you use a remote shared folder as the storage destination for scheduled backups, each backup will erase the previous backup, and only the latest backup will be available.

Steps for Schedule Windows Server Backup

  1. Open Backup Schedule Wizard
  2. Getting Started
  3. Select Backup Configuration
  4. Select Items for Backup
  5. Specify Backup Time
  6. Specify Destination Type
  7. Specify Remote Shared Folder
  8. Confirmation
  9. Summary

1. Open Backup Schedule Wizard

Open the Server Manager dashboard, click Tools, and select Windows Server Backup.

Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder

2. Select Local Backup and Click Backup Schedule.

Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder

2. Getting Started

Click Next to continue.

Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder

3. Select Backup Configuration

Select Custom and click Next. In this Tutorial, we schedule the backup of a specific folder (E:\DATA). If you need full server backup Choose Full server (recommended).

Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder

4. Select Items for Backup

Click Add Items.

Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder

Select the volume(s) to be backed up, and then click OK, In this Tutorial, we schedule the backup of a specific folder (Folder location is E:\DATA).

Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder

Click Next to continue. If you need to backup other items click add items.

Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder

5. Specify Backup Time

Configure backup time and Click Next. In this tutorial, we set once a day and set time at 7 PM.

Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder

6. Specify Destination Type

Select Back up to the shared network folder and click Next.

Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder

Click OK to continue.

Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder

7. Specify Remote Shared Folder

Enter the shared network folder location and click Next.

  • Location: \\192.168.3.4\File Server
Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder

Please enter the user name and password to use for scheduling backup. The user account should have Read and Write access to the network share.

Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder

8. Confirmation

Verify the Configuration and click Finish.

Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder

9. Summary

Click Close.

Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder

Schedule Windows Server Backup to a remote shared folder has been configured.