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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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Scheduling a Backup Using Windows Server Backup and Allocating Disks

After Windows Server Backup has been installed, no backups will be automatically scheduled. The fastest way to get a backup configured and define any dedicated disks for backups is to run the Backup Schedule Wizard. This wizard enables administrators to not only select and exclude which backup items will be contained within a backup, it also allows the administrator to configure a recurring backup schedule and allocate dedicated disks for scheduled backups. One thing to keep in mind is that if the configuration will support backing up to multiple dedicated disks, to provide some level of backup media rotation it is recommended that all the disks be available during the initial ...

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