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Seagate highly recommends that you backup your server at least once a day. This chapter describes how to configure a backup using the Windows Server Backup utility. You can use other third-party applications that might provide additional features.
Server Backup for WSS 2012 has been improved so that administrators can spend less time managing the backup files. For example, after a complete server backup has been performed, subsequent automated backups are incremental, saving space and server resources. To take full advantage of the Windows Server Backup utility, it is recommended that you connect a directly attached storage (DAS) device to the server as the backup destination. Using a DAS ensures that all files are efficiently backed up and gives you earlier versions of files to choose from. Choosing another server or NAS on the network as the backup destination limits your options, and you will not have a version history when searching for files in the backup.
Note: The Bare Metal Recovery option includes all files needed to recover the operating system.
Note: The first time you use a disk for backup, it is reformatted, and all previous data on it is lost. The backup disk is also not visible to users in File Explorer.
You have two ways with the Windows Server Backup tool to check whether a backup has occurred.
These instructions apply to a full backup to a DAS.
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Note: If you previously dismissed the window by checking Do not show this window at the next logon, you cannot open it through your Seagate server. You can open it by going to C:\windows\system32\oemoobe\oemoobe.exe.