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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Performing Server Backups

You can back up local and remote servers. If the Windows Firewall is enabled and you are trying to work with a remote computer, you may need to make an exception to allow backup and recovery operations. As part of your planning for each server you plan to back up, you should consider which volumes you want to back up and whether backups will include system state recovery data, application data, or both.

Although you can manually back up to shared volumes and DVD media, you will need a separate, dedicated hard disk for running scheduled backups. After you configure a disk for scheduled backups, the backup utilities automatically manage the disk usage and automatically reuse the space of older backups when creating new backups. ...

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