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backing up sbs2011 including exchange, system state and bare metal disaster recovery

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We are installing a new sbs2011 single server and are looking for the most cost effective simple solution.

We already have a Netgear NAS box and would like to deposit the backup files on this.

Can anyone advise whether the built in Microsoft Backup utility has the ability to write to a NAS box, and if so, how flexible is the recovery?

ie, in the event of a total loss situation, can we do a full recover straight from the NAS box, rather than having to install and configure the OS first, and then restoring data?

If it cannot do this, does anyone have any suggestions as to a simple, cost effective solution to provide this?

We have used Yosemite in the past, but found it to be over complex.

Any suggestions welcome.

Many thanks.
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Hello,

The built in Windows Server backup on the SBS will be able to send a backup to the NetGear NAS.  You would not be able to configure this in the SBS Console though as that will only configure the backups to external hard disks (USB).

You would be able to do a complete recovery without installing the operating system, yes.

Personally I would have suggested getting some external hard disks and doing the backups onto these.  The added advantage of this is that they can be taken off site.  If you building burns down with your NAS Box in it then your backup is also toast.

With regards to the recovery time, this totally depends on the amount of data, hardware and network speed.
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many thanks

we do have a cloud upload for our backup in place too, as I understand the problems with total loss.

if we can't configure the backup through the sbs console, how would we do it?

does this backup everything, including exchsnge?
many thanks
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You would configure the backup through Windows Server Backup directly (Start>Administrative Tools> Windows Server Backup)

You can configure what to backup.  Most companies go with Full Server.  This will do a backup of everything, it does the backup by creating disk images.

Something to note though, if you did do a backup to a network location then it would over write the existing backup.  I.e. you will only have one backup image. This is another reason why using External drives is better. You can have multiple backup images.
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that's great - many thanks.
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