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Windows® Home Server Bible by Jennifer Ackerman Kettell, Greg Kettell

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Chapter 20. Configuring Backups

Household chores aren't much fun. Doing the dishes, folding the laundry — these are all chores that nobody likes to do and, too often, procrastinates doing. Computer chores are the same way. Everybody knows that they should back up their computer data regularly; they just neglect to do it. Even with hard drive storage as inexpensive as it is these days, it's still a pain to have to bother with hooking up an external drive and running backup software. What you need is an automatic backup system that just works and gets out of your way.

Windows Home Server's backup feature is designed to do just that. In fact, when you add a computer to the server, it automatically configures backups for you without you having to do a thing. However, you can still tweak backup settings to your heart's content for each of your computers.

Even better, Windows Home Server backups make use of technologies that can not only speed up your backups, but also can reduce the amount of server storage needed for backups as well.

Windows Home Server backups are almost as useful as having a robot to do the dishes and the laundry.

Understanding Backups

The backup feature of Windows Home Server is designed to be as easy to use as possible in order to encourage users to back up their systems. When the Connector is installed on client computers, it is automatically scheduled for daily backups ...

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