using Windows Backup for 3 servers
Posted on 2013-01-30
I have been using Veritas Backup Exec to backup 3 windows 2003 servers. But now I upgraded two of the 3 servers to Windows 2012 and my old Veritas Backup remote agent doesn't work. Instead of upgrading Veritas Backup Exec, I'm thinking of using Windows backup to manage backups of 3 servers to a network shared location.
I haven't looked into Windows backup yet, but before I study it and make it work, I like to get some idea of how it works and what it can do.
1. Can Windows backup backup to network shared folder?
2. Can Widnows backup on server A back up remote servers as well like it does for local data? If it doesn't, I guess I have to make a script to collect all local backups from the 3 servers and put all to a backup media.
3. Can I extract and restore individual files or folder and it's subfolders selectively?
4. Does Windows Backup have a tool to track and sort backups by date such as graphical interface showing all previous backup so that I can select easily when I restore? Is there any free Windows Backup management tool downloadable?