back up windows server 2008

32 bit
windows server standard without hyper-v
service pack 2
copywrite 2007
4g ram
iis 7

godaddy.com dedicated hosting (rdp login) webserver that hosts a websites

how can I back up server in case server fails
back up server to ftp (because I do not have an external harddrive) I am using rdp and have internet access to server but not physical access to server
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rgb192Asked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
godaddy.com dedicated hosting (rdp login) webserver that hosts a websites

you led me to believe that godaddy only hosts your websites and not a vps (godaddy only supports S2K8  standard 64Bit according to https://ca.godaddy.com/hosting/vps-hosting.aspx?ci=9013

you want to backup from this vps to somewhere else? or is your server located locally?
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rgb192Author Commented:
Not vps. It is a dedicated server from years ago. I hope server does not get replaced and I would be forced to recreate server on another server.
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rgb192Author Commented:
Did I answer your question properly?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
as per the other item DONT PLAY with this server, use a virtual machine on your home or work computer.
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rgb192Author Commented:
But I need to backup this server because data is important.
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rgb192Author Commented:
use a virtual machine on your home or work computer.


The data on server  is important so I need to back up.  I want to backup real data instead of just learning how to do a backup on a similar server on a virtual machine with no data.
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
IF you have rdp access to it then surely you can FTP out of or into that server?  
If so just create a zipped backup of all the important data and FTP it off onto a local server somewhere.
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Or of course you could just use the GoDaddy managed backup service?
https://support.godaddy.com/help/article/4641/adding-managed-backups-to-your-server?locale=en
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ComputerTechieCommented:
I would go with something like cloud backup then.  https://www.ibackup.com/index.html

CT
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
Use vmware converter. That way if something does happen you can play it locally.
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Using vmware converter on a dedicated host image, that I am guessing you don't have the Windows licence for,  would be dubious.
The Windows install, unless you did it yourself onto a bare machine hosted by godaddy, will be owned by GoDaddy and you would need to be very sure of your licensing position before doing that.
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Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
I think the purpose of a backup is to restore,

I think the cost comes into the way

one of my recommendation will be storagecraft. Please check the price with them.

http://www.storagecraft.com/products/storagecraft-cloud-services
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rgb192Author Commented:
Or of course you could just use the GoDaddy managed backup service?
https://support.godaddy.com/help/article/4641/adding-managed-backups-to-your-server?locale=en

this would require a reimage because I am not using a godaddy control. panel. So I would need to back up before I do your step.

Use vmware converter. That way if something does happen you can play it locally.
How? This is not a vmware image.

Using vmware converter on a dedicated host image, that I am guessing you don't have the Windows licence for,  would be dubious.
The Windows install, unless you did it yourself onto a bare machine hosted by godaddy, will be owned by GoDaddy and you would need to be very sure of your licensing position before doing that.
Seems difficult. I do not even know how to ask goddady that question.


http://www.storagecraft.com/products/storagecraft-cloud-services

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Do i need windows license?
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Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
if you never own a windows license, the short answer is yes.

and windows license are very "subjective". It is a honesty system in such if you get audit and you don't have a licence, you will get a fine.

technically, if you use storagecraft, you won't be prompt for re-activation. but because you never own the licence (godaddy does) so you need to have at least a "floating" licence.

Usually, in large company they not to fuss about that because there are on a EA agreement.

The lowest licence you need would be a "OPen" Licence  OR FPP thats offers transfer of licence
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/licensing-options/open-license.aspx#tab=2
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
if you plan on restoring the backup to a server with a datacenter license... that covers all VMs running on one host.
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rgb192Author Commented:
if you get audit and you don't have a licence, you will get a fine.
united states irs tax audit?

if you plan on restoring the backup to a server with a datacenter license... that covers all VMs running on one host.
Is the first step creating a vmware image of windows on my local desktop
Does it have to be windows server 2008

Or is the image the actual version I see on godaddy rdp connection but it is now on my desktop.
This seems complex, I think I need a tutorial on this
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you don't own the hardware or the software that is running Godaddy is allowing you to use their software (under service provider licensing agreement) and they are responsible for backing up the server and you have a service level agreement with them. If you were to restore the software onto your hardware you would be in effect of stealing the software.  You should be talking to Godaddy and asking them about their backup / restore options and how they manage things.. They are responsible for managing this server not you.  They have probably changed the physical server that your vps sits on many times without your knowledge.  Nor should you care as long as you are getting what you paid for.
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rgb192Author Commented:
and they are responsible for backing up the server and you have a service level agreement with them.
I have a server without a control panel, so there is no agreements

You should be talking to Godaddy and asking them about their backup / restore options
ftp only

They have probably changed the physical server that your vps sits on many times without your knowledge.
not vps, it is dedicated
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rgb192Author Commented:
I will try
180 day trial versions of Windows Server
and then write another question. My expertise is too low to finish this question. Thanks for guidance.
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