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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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Windows Server Backup

Assuming the feature is installed, the Windows Server Backup page shows a summary of the backup state of the server. This includes information about the status of backups, how much disk space the backups are using, and what the oldest and newest backups are. This allows an administrator to understand how recoverable the server is at a glance. The backup subsystem in Windows Server 2012 has fundamentally changed from a backup-to-tape job paradigm to a backup-to-disk state paradigm, requiring a different understanding of where backup stands. It is not enough to know that the latest backup job completed, but rather the span of the backups and how much space they take up.

Windows Server 2012 introduces an additional backup option ...

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