Recovering Backups

There’s not much point to doing regular backups unless you can recover what you need when you need it. After your first full backup and periodically thereafter, you should test that your backups can be restored.

Recovering Your Server

The backups you’ve created with Windows Server Backup can be used to recover your operating system, system state, volumes, application data, backup catalog, and local files and folders. Different tools are used to recover different objects. For example:

  • The Recovery Wizard in Windows Server Backup can recover files, folders, applications, and volumes.

  • Windows Setup disk or a separate installation of the Windows Recovery Environment can recover the operating system and the full server (all volumes). ...

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