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Windows 2008 R2 's Bare Metal backup / recovery

I would like to know more about Windows 2008 R2 's Bare Metal backup / recovery:

Q1:
What's the resultant image file extension?  For Acronis, it's .tib, for
Norton Ghost it's .gho (or .ghs if it's multiple image files that are created).

Q2:
Can I specify a shared drive (or a remote ftp server or sftp server) to store
this image file?

Q3:
For the purpose of bare metal restore / recovery, do I need to boot up from
a boot CD/media?  Is this boot CD created by Win 2008 R2's bare metal
backup or we can write into an .iso file & then use a burner (say Nero)
to burn it into a bootable CD?

Q4:
Can Win 2008 R2's bare metal backup take online backup or backup 'locked'
or 'open' files  ie while the server is up with applications being launched,
can a good bare metal backup be taken?  What if the server is hosting an
SQL database, can a good backup be taken & when restoring later, the SQL
DB will be restored properly?

Q5:
Is there a feature for incremental / differential bare metal backup ie backup
only files that have changed since the last 'full bare metal backup' ?
Microsoft Legacy OSWindows Server 2008Storage SoftwareAcronis

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denbosse

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Gee, thanks for the excellent responses.

In my guest OS Win 2008 Enterprise R2, I don't see this bare metal
backup feature (I followed a book step by step) : refer to the
attached screen.  I have not activated the Windows licence/keys,
is this the reason the feature is not there?

Is there any way to run bare metal backup via command line?
(without specifying from Windows GUI)
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sunhux

ASKER
Gee, thanks for the excellent responses.

In my guest OS Win 2008 Enterprise R2, I don't see this bare metal
backup feature (I followed a book step by step) : refer to the
attached screen.  I have not activated the Windows licence/keys,
is this the reason the feature is not there?

Is there any way to run bare metal backup via command line?
(without specifying from Windows GUI)
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