Windows Server 2016 Backup Explanation of Use

I'd like a nutshell explanation of windows server backup on my Windows Server 2016.

I ran it yesterday to backup to my F drive.

I ran it again today, and it seems to have overwritten my files for 2/22 and now they are all updated to 2/23 on my F drive.

So I take it there are no "previous" versions like with a system restore, where you can go back to an earlier version? It's just replaced?

what are best practices for scheduling and running the windows server backups?

I only did the 2 on demand.


Also, I did the Custom instead of Full Server, I added:
Bare metal recovery
system state
system reserved
local disk C

it transfered 33.19MB for system reserved and 110.73GB for C drive.

the other option of using Full Server instead of Custom, is backing up 277.90 GB. Is it also backing up my D drive? What's going on here?
It says server data, applications, and system state.

How does it know not to backup my backup on the F drive?

thanks!
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Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAsked:
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MaheshArchitectCommented:
how many total drives you have and what you want to achieve exactly?
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Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I have the C drive which I want to backup what's on it, so that if the C drive goes out, I can use the backup to create a new C drive with everything on it.

I don't care about the D drive.

And the F drive is where I do the backup to.
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MaheshArchitectCommented:
You must reserved F drive as backup destination in backup settings
Hence everything is backed up on F drive
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Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Yes, I have been making a backup to the F drive. That is not my question.

My concern was why my backup was so much larger than the things I was backing up.

I had 6 question marks in my initial post that I would like those questions answered by someone.
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