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Windows 2012 Server Backup via the WBADMIN/built in Server 2012 tool

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Hello All,

I have several 2012 servers. All  are using the built in Windows Server backup program.

When I backup using the built in server backup tool, I assume that  the backup includes open SQL databases and other open files?

Do I need BackupExec with a SQL agent?

Right now I backup bare metal recovery, system state, recovery partition, and my two hard drives on each server

 I am assuming that a VSS  backs up everything regardless if a file is locked by another program or not.

In a worse case scenario, how do I restore a server using bare metal restore. I cannot find a document telling me how to do it? Do I make a 2012 bootable DVD? I see documents on doing the backup and where is the document that tells me how to restore?

Thanks,

DT
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SQL server does install a VSS agent that will ensure the databases are in a consistent state when they are backed up. So yes, SQL will be backed up just fine. Whether you want a 3rd-party tool depends on the granularity of control you want. You won't be able to do a point-in-time restore of a single database with the built-in backup. The backup engine just doesn't have that logic built in. You'd need to run some other backup process for that.

As far as restoring, yes, bootable media is required for a bare metal restore. The process is simple. Boot the media, on the first screen choose "repair" (it is a small link on the welcome  screen), and then choose a complete recovery from backup. The backup/restore program launches and asks for the location of the backup. Point it at your media and away you go...

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Thank you. Just want to confirm, if I have to restore my sql database, I only have the previous backup to restore, I cannot restore a database during a point and time if the database goes down during the day. Only have one shot at it.
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Thank you
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

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If the question was answered, why are you requesting it be deleted?
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Because it shows as open. Please close it.
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The answer was accepted. Why does it show as open?
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