How to Create A System Image Backup for Windows Server 2012?

Posted by @AOMEI

December 7, 2016

AOMEI Backupper Server is a powerful software that can help you create a system image backup for Windows Server 2012 handily. Restoring is easy as well.

What is a system image backup?

A system image backup is an exact copy of a drive. By default, it includes the drives required for Windows to run as well as your system settings, programs and files. You can use a system image backup to restore the contents of your computer if the hard disk ever stops working so that you don’t have to face a time-consuming reinstallation again.

Choose a system image backup software for Windows Server 2012

Since there’s no built-in disk image software in Windows Server 2012, you’re forced to hire one to avoid data loss. AOMEI Backupper Server, especially designed for Windows Server systems is recommended here. It’s a professional software loaded with features that make backing up a breeze for both business and home users. Image backups can be created with just a couple of clicks. Restoring is easy as well. So following steps will tell you how to create a system image backup with AOMEI Backupper Server.

How to create a system image backup with AOMEI?

Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Server. Actually, apart from Windows Server 2012, this software also supports other systems like Windows Server 2003/2008 and Windows PC systems.

Step 1: Select “System Backup” under Backup bar.

System Backup

Step 2: Name the task for better distinction. C drive has been chosen as the default source. Thus, you just need select a destination path in “Step 2”.

3 Options

Tips: There are 3 options at the bottom. Backup Options and Schedule are capable to be set based on your demands. But pay attention that if you choose “Make an Exact Copy” in backup options, it will copy all sectors whether used or not, which takes much more time. The feature Scheme helps you automatically manage and save disk space usage as a result of having many image files.

Step 3: Click “Start Backup” to carry out then wait for a while until the operation is finished.

Only three steps to create a system image backup, quite easy, right? Generally, in case that your system crashes due to some unexpected reasons, such as virus or hacker attack, hardware or software failure, wrong operations or blue screen, etc, preparing a image backup file before hand is better, isn’t it? Plus, there's AOMEI Backupper Technician version which contains all utilities of others and you can get top priority yet lifetime free technical support as well. It supports to offer charged technical service to unlimited companies and individuals as well as supports to install on unlimited computers within one company even in multiple locations.