windows server 2012 backup utility

I did not find any windows back with the server 2012 ? most of then are suggesting us to go with the branded  product to  get the backup into tape and do the recovery ? Can't I get the backup from the windows server provided software utility  if not what are the limitation with the backup utility
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Kash2nd Line EngineerCommented:
Windows Server Backup is a proper backup software which is distributed freely with windows.

You will need to install it from the Server Manager


Once installed, you can specify the backup type and the destination.

It does a really good job for a free software  and very reliable.

There is a command line interface and a GUI.

You can however go for 3rd party solutions like BackupExec, Acronis etc if you like.

Hope this helps.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
In Windows Server Manager navigate to Features and select Add Feature.
Look this tutorial how to add and use Windows Server Backup:
As an alternative I recommend you Hard Disk Manager 15 Server Basic from Paragon:
Price effective and rich functions.
Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
I don't know if you like also this solution.....but I will share to you indeed.....

1.  Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE

2. Install into your server e follow the wizard in order to backup your physical machine.....

3. Sleep tight during night :-)

Let me know your thoughts.....
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curAuthor Commented:
is there any encryption facility
Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
is there any encryption facility
In the current state of the art, Veeam does not provide this functionality but it's coming ASAP in the next GA release.

If you want this happens right now, redirect your thoughts into Acronis Backup for Windows Server:

With Acronis you may encrypt your backups.....
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
In the Hard Disk Manager 15 I gave you link for - the encryption of backup image is available. And it costs not so much for a Server Backup tool.

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