sbs 2011 essentials client backups

Posted on 2012-09-12
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I have an sbs 2011 essentials server.
I have a small network, only 5 pc's. Theyve been joined using the connect software and backups were automatically set up.
I thought the backups would go to the usb3 drive I set the server backups to go to, but I noticed a client computer backups folder on the server, after noticing the shrinking available space on the data drive.

Can I manage where client backups are stored. It's not going to be possible to store on the data drive of my server.

Also, does anyone know if bare metal restorals can be done from the client computer backups?
Question by:bwierzbicki
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    You should be able to move the backup location by using the SBS console, | under folders and drives | highlight the current location and on the right click the move folder link.  However it is intended to be stored on an internal drive.

    As for restores yes you can do a bare metal restore of PC's (to same hardware) using the recovery CD.  Pop it in, let it boot, point to your server, and select the backup.

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    Thanks robwill. Where do I get the recovery cd? Is it the 2011 sbs essentials install cd?
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    by:Rob Williams
    Essentials should come with 2 disks one is the install and the other is the restore CD.  The trial version, if you might have that, doesn't include the restore disk.

    The following is a good video by Robert Pearman on the client restore process

    Let me know if I can help further.

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