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Is there a way to use Windows Server Backup to both schedule the backing up of a domain controller to occur on a weekly basis and to send the backup to a shared network drive?  I know I can backup to a network drive by using "Backup Once" instead of the scheduling option, but I'd like to backup automatically to this location on a weekly basis.  Thanks!
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Hello,

All the information you need is right here in this article:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc462796.aspx


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I recommend getting something besides the default windows backup tool.

You can backup to a network drive if you do a manual backup but you can't schedule backups to a share drive on your network.  Basically the tool they put in with the new server isn't really all that good.

To get around this you'd need to make a batch file to run automatically from the command line at certain times but you'll only be able to perform a full backup every time since you can't do incrementals with it.

I had to steal the command from http://blogs.bitwizards.com/Bryan_Soltis/post/2008/09/23/Windows-Server-2008-Backup-to-a-network-share.aspx

I switched to 3rd party backup software a few weeks ago since we just started using a 2008 server and never looked back.


Wbadmin start backup backupTarget:\\[Server]\[Share name] include:C: -vssFull quiet 

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Great - both helpful links.  Thanks!
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