How to Backup a Hard Drive in Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2?

Posted by @Cherry

July 30, 2015

This article will give you the step-by-step guide to easily backup a hard drive with Windows Server 2008 (R2) hard disk imaging software.

The Advantages of Backup a Windows Server 2008 Hard Drive

As we all know that Windows Server 2008 usually used in small and medium-sized enterprises, the information is important. However, the hard drive may have an accident which can lead it broken. Once it broken, the business company may suffer a great lost, which will beyond your imagination.

Backup hard drive is the very effective way to keep the whole data safe for Windows Server 2008. It can backup every information on the disk. So that if there is any problem with the disk, you can restore it with the backup image.

How to Backup Hard Drive for Windows Server 2008?

There are many ways to backup Windows Server 2008 hard drive. Using of Windows Server Backup in Windows Server 2008 is one of the methods. But first, you need to install it manually by adding features. Click Start, click Server Manager, click Features at the left pane, and click Add Features in the right side, and you are opening the Add Features Wizard, in which you can select Windows Server Backup and install it.

Open Windows Server Backup, which provides Schedule Backup and One-time Backup. You can choose anyone according to your requirement, and go to the Select Backup Items pane, select Local Disk and move on to choose a destination place, then setup Specify Advanced Option, click Next, it will move on to the Confirmation interface, make sure and click Backup to start it.

Although Windows Server Backup can make a disk backup for Windows Server 2008, it is not acclaimed by users. Because it always takes a lot of time. Considering of that, we recommend you using AOMEI Backupper Server to do it.

Backup Hard Drive for Windows Server 2008 by AOMEI Backupper Server

AOMEI Backupper Server has great powerful features. You can use it to backup disk, system, files and folders, even file sync. Besides, it has many other features, for example, restore, clone, and other utilities. Before you do, there are some tips for you:

If you want to backup hard drive to an external hard drive, you need ensure that the external hard drive is at least the same volume as the source disk.

Backup hard drive with AOMEI Backupper Server is very simple because of the easy-to-use operating, even non-technical can operate it easily.

First, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Server, open the Backup wizard by clicking it, select Disk Backup.

Disk Backup

Second, after opening the Disk Backup wizard, you can see the window as the following screen shot. You can select the disks you want to backup at the Step1, and choose the destination place where you want to put the backup image in. Besides, you can setup more details by clicking Backup optionsand set an automatically backup with the Schedule Off. After all the settings, click Start Backup to move on to start the proceed.

Set Backup

Finally, when the proceed reaches 100%, clickFinish, and you have already backed up hard drive for Windows Server 2008.

In addition, AOMEI Backupper Server is a very simple software, it can ensure the data safe, the easy-to-use operating can save a lot of time for users. What’s more, it can support almost all Windows OS, like Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012(including R2), Windows SBS 2003, 2008, 2011 and Windows PC system. Anyway, it’s worth to try 30-day free trial.