Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Backup Guide - AOMEI Backupp

Posted by @Catherine

December 25, 2014

How to backup Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2? Except for built-in Windows Server Backup tool, people can also try professional third-party backup software: AOMEI Backupper Server Edition, which works very well on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Two concepts of Windows Server 2008

First, I want to say, when we talk about Windows Server 2008, we usually talk about is Windows Server 2008 R2 edition. Why? Because most companies choose Windows Server 2008 R2 as their environment now. That is to say, Windows Server 2008 R2 is more popular than Windows Server 2008.

Compare to Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 includes new virtualization capabilities(especially Hyper-V), reduced power consumption, improved system management flexibility and information security. But it is not the updated version of Windows Server 2008. Windows Server 2008 is a server operating system based on Windows Vista, which has both 32-bit and 64-bit. However, Windows Server 2008 R2 is based on Windows 7, which is the first 64-bit-only operating system released from Microsoft. Windows Server 2008 R2 performs better than Windows Server 2008 is like Windows 7 performs better than Windows vista. Although they are two different server OSes, many basic operations are similar.

In this article, the next thing I will mention is a tool that backup Windows Server 2008 R2 are the same to backup Windows Server 2008. So, in order to write for readability, Windows Server 2008 means Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in the rest content. In other words, when I write about Windows Server 2008, it contains Windows Server 2008 R2 as well.

About Windows Server 2008 backup

As we all know, backup is a good habit when using computer, particularly computers run server OS that store a number of important data. Data are updating constantly, backup is doing continuously. I think set schedule backup will help you a lot. It will backup daily/weekly/monthly automatically. Good news is Windows Server 2008 Backup&Restore program can do this. But as many Windows built-in tool, Windows Server 2008 backup program has many shortcomings. Not professional, not flexible, etc. What’s worse, if your system was crash, you can’t run it any more without other methods.

Backup Windows Server 2008 with AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper Server Edition is designed for Window Server OS. If you create Windows PE bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive with AOMEI Backupper Server Edition before, then you can restore the Server OS through the bootable media so as to make the OS on the disc/USB work normally again.

Compared with Windows Server Backup&Restore program, AOMEI Backupper Server Edition is more professional and easier.

AOMEI Backupper Server

At first, its interface is friendly and simple. Second, besides traditional backup ways, AOMEI Backupper provides distinctive way- backup with command line prompt. It will delete the old backup images based on specified value automatically because of it as a backup disk space management. This is what’s humanity. AOMEI Backupper is not only a backup software, but also a clone software. Disk clone and partition clone are a piece of cake. When cloning, partition alignment will be executed automatically, this is for useful for SSD. About image, AOMEI Backupper can check image, merge images, explore image. Other highlights of AOMEI Backupper Server Edition such as Export/Import Tasks, Intelligent Sector, VSS, etc please click here.

AOMEI Backupper Server Edition not only works on Windows Server 2008, but also Windows Server 2003, Windows SBS 2003, 2008, 2011 and Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1. So you own AOMEI Backupper Server Edition, you can kill two birds with one stone. File system supported by AOMEI Backupper Server Edition are NTFS, FAT32, FAT16, EXT2, EXT3. There has been a tendency, a tool in hand, all file can be backupped. You can backup to SCSI, IDE and SATA Hard Drives and SSD, USB 1.1/2.0/3.0 and IEEE1394 (FireWire), NAS, CD/DVD, Hyper-V, Virtual box, and VMware virtual disk, all flash and thumb drives, all types of RAID. How great AOMEI Backupper Server Edition it is!