WIndows 2008 Server Backup

I am using Windows Server Backup on a 2008 R2 machine that holds Exchange 2010. I am backing up the full server to a share on another machine each night (been doing this for a while). If the backup fails for a day and is successful the next day do I still have a good backup? Do I have a full backup each night or am I just getting incrementals each day after the initial backup?
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
You have only first backup full. Windows Server Backup makes always one full and the rest incrementals. If after one failure the backups are running ok then you are having good incrementals.
jrobinsontxAuthor Commented:
To restore do I need the last incremental and original full? Or can I restore with the incremental?
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
You need full plus incremental. The restore wizard takes care itself about this connection between full and increment. You need simply to keep them on one place.
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jrobinsontxAuthor Commented:
From what I have reviewed when backing up using the "full server" option in Windows BackUp Server  you have a successful full backup each night; I have a good restore point. Each backup is independent and does not require any additional backup chains to be valid using a full server backup.

Also, note when using a remote unc share as a destination and the "full server" backup option the full backup is replaced each time the backup is run.

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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Yes, you are right. I missed somehow that you are doing backups to a network share and in this case Microsoft Backup feature always overwrites the previously created backup.
But if you select local drive as a storage then it will by default create first image as full and the rest incremental.
Some of system administrators need to keep 1 week or 1 month images. Thus a network share is not a solution for them. But if simply restoring server to last good point is needed then your case is good one.
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