How to Backup C Drive in Windows Server 2012?

Posted by @AOMEI

August 19, 2016

C drive, as the system partition, is the key to the performance of your Windows Server 2012. So backup c drive Windows Server 2012 is a necessity and a backup software will be helpful, such as AOMEI Backupper server.

Why need backup C drive?

C drive is the system partition. When C drive is out of space, you’ll find your computer runs slowly, cannot immediately react to commands, and the boot time is becoming longer and longer, even the screen becomes gray. So a little problem of C drive will cause serious troubles of your computer, not to mention system collapse, virus attack, disk problem as well as human errors. For this reason, you should create a complete Windows Server 2012 system state backup image (C drive backup image). With the image, you can restore the system state without having to create everything from scratch so to solve the problem of system crash. Besides, you can use it to update your computer’s hard drive, for example, you can create a complete system image of your computer, then swap the drive out for a new one, and then restore the image to the new hard drive. In a word, backup C drive in Windows Server 2012 not only solve your computer problems but bring benefits for you.

What’s C drive backup in Windows Server 2012?

Backup C drive literally refers to create an image of all the data and files which located in C partition. However, directly backup all files and applications on C drive to another destination may not ensure system be bootable, or may cause data loss. In fact, if you decide to backup C drive in Windows Server 2012, we suggest choosing a professional Windows Server 2012 backup software to finish the task by creating a complete system image which includes C drive backup image and system reserved image. Here, we recommend you AOMEI Backup Server.

How to backup c drive in windows server 2012?

To backup C drive in Windows Server 2012, AOMEI Backupper Server is a fast and reliable backup software with powerful function and easy-to-operate interface. There are some instructions step by step to tell you how to do this job.

Step 1: Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Server. Go its main interface, and select “System Backup” under “Backup” tab.

System Backup

Step 2: Then name the system backup task, and decide the backup image storage destination. Here the default is to backup system reserved partition and C drive by AOMEI Backupper server. From the screenshot, you can see. In addition to the above setting, you can also set more options, such as comment, encrypt, split, compress backup image, enable email notification. Besides, if you need automatic backup, “Schedule” option can help you set. Then click “Start Backup”.

Eidt Backup Information

Step 3: It is time for system backup process. After finishing all operation, please click Finish to complete the process for system state backup Windows Server 2012.


All in all, it is a necessity to backup C drive for Windows Server 2012, and AOMEI Backup server supports all server editions of Windows.