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(Windows 2008 Server: Lesson 13)

{ How to Remotely Backup a Windows 2008 Server }


Section 0. Background Information
  • Overview 
    • In this lab, we will show you how to do the following:
      1. Install the Windows 2008 Server Backup and Restore Utility.
      2. Create a Remote Backup Share on Windows 7.
      3. Perform a Remote Backup from the Windows 2008 Server to the Windows 7 client Share.
    • This lab is useful, because you do not need third party tools to perform server backups..

     

  • Prerequisite

 

Section 1. Login to your W2K8 server.
  1. Edit Virtual Machine Settings
    • Instructions
      1. Click on W2K8
      2. Click on Edit virtual machine settings

     

  2. Edit Network Adapter Settings
    • Instructions
      1. Click on Network Adapter
      2. Click on Bridged: Connected directly to the physical network.
      3. Click OK.

     

  3. Start your Windows 2008 Server
    • Instructions
      1. Click on W2K8 Server
      2. Click on Play virtual machine

     

  4. CRTL + ALT + DELETE
    • Instructions
      1. Virtual Machine
      2. Send Ctrl+Alt+Del

     

  5. Login as Administrator
    • Click on the Administrator icon.

     

  6. Login
    • Command: Provide the password for the Administrator account.

 

Section 2. Obtain the W2K8 Server's IP Address
  1. Open a Command Prompt
    • Instructions:
      1. Type "cmd" in the search box.
      2. Click on "cmd" under Programs.

     

  2. Determine the IP Address for your W2K8 Server
    • Instructions:
      1. ipconfig
        • In my case, the IP Address is 192.168.1.101.
        • In your case, it will probably be different.
    • Note:
      • In a later step, this will be the IP address of the DNS server for the Windows 7 machine.

 

Section 3. Start Up W7P32B
  1. Edit Virtual Machine Settings
    • Instructions:
      1. Select W7P32B
        • For those of you not in my class, this is a Windows 7 Profession 32 Bit VM instance.
      2. Click on Edit virtual machine settings.

     

  2. Edit Network Adapter Settings
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on Network Adapter
      2. Click on Bridged: Connected directly to the physical network.
      3. Click OK.

     

  3. Booting up W7P32B
    • Instructions:
      1. Start up VMware Player
      2. Select W7P32B
      3. Play Virtual Machine
    • Note:
      • For those of you that are not part of my class, W7P32B is a Windows 7 32 Bit Operating System.
      • Any version of Windows can be used.
      • But you must have first completed the pre-requisite labs listed in the overview section

     

  4. W7P32B Authentication
    • Instructions:
      1. Login as student

 

Section 4. Get W7P32B's IP Address
  1. On W7P32B, Launch a Command Prompt
    • Instructions:
      1. In the search box, type "cmd".
      2. Click on "cmd"

     

  2. Obtain IP Address
    • Instructions:
      1. ipconfig
        • In my case, W7P32B's IP Address is 192.168.1.110.
        • In your case, it will probably be different.
        • You will use this IP Address in Section 8, Step 6.

 

Section 5. Set IP Address to DNS Server (W2K8 Server)
  1. On W7P32B, Launch Network and Sharing Center
    • Instructions:
      1. In the search box, type "network", and press enter
      2. Next click on "Network and Sharing Center"

     

  2. Change adapter settings
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on "Change adapter settings"

     

  3. Configure Local Area Connections
    • Instructions:
      1. Right Click on Local Area Connection
      2. Click on Properties

     

  4. Configure Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)
      2. Click on Properties

     

  5. Set DNS Server Address
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on "Use the following DNS server addresses:" radio button.
      2. Preferred DNS server: E.g., 192.168.1.101
        • Note: Use the W2K8 Server IP Address you obtained in Section 2, Step 2.
      3. Click OK.

     

  6. Close Local Area Connection Properties
    • Instructions:
      1. Click Close

 

Section 6. Create a Remote Backup Directory
  1. Open My Computer
    • Instructions:
      1. Start --> Computer

     

  2. Name the New Directory
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on Local Disk (C:)
      2. Click on New Folder
      3. Name the Folder "BACKUP"

     

  3. Share Directory
    • Instructions:
      1. Right Click on the BACKUP Folder
      2. Share with --> Specific people...

     

  4. Share Directory
    • Instructions:
      1. Type "SECURITY.STUDENT\administrator" in the text box
      2. Click Add Button
      3. DO NOT Click the Share Button

     

  5. Change Share Permissions
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on the down drop arrow under Permission Level for the Administrator User and select "Read/Write"
      2. Click Share

     

  6. Share Message
    • Instructions:
      1. Click Done

 

Section 7. Add Backup and Restore Feature to the W2K8 Server
  1. Open Server Manager
    • Instructions:
      1. Start --> Administrative Tools --> Server Manager

     

  2. Features
    • Instructions:
      1. In the left navigation menu, Click on Features
      2. In the right Features Window, Click on Add Features

     

  3. Select Features
    • Instructions:
      1. Select Windows Power Shell
      2. Select Window Server Backup
      3. Select Command-line Tools
      4. Select Next

     

  4. Install
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Install Button

     

  5. View Results
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Close Button

 

Section 8. Perform W2K8 Server Backup to W7P32B Server
  1. Launch Windows Server Backup
    • Instructions:
      1. Start --> Administrative Tools --> Windows Server Backup

     

  2. Perform a Backup
    • Instructions:
      1. Action --> Backup Once...

     

  3. Backup Options
    • Instructions:
      1. The Difference Option Radio Button will already be selected.
      2. Click Next

     

  4. Select backup configuration
    • Instructions:
      1. Select Full server (Recommended)

     

  5. Specify destination type
    • Instructions:
      1. Select Remote shared folder radio button

     

  6. Specify remote folder
    • Instructions:
      1. \\192.168.1.110\backups
        • In my case, W7P32B's IP Address is 192.168.1.110.
        • In your case, you should have obtained this IP in Section 4, Step 2.
      2. Select the Inherit radio button.
      3. Select Next

     

  7. Backup Once Wizard
    • Instructions:
      1. Select the VSS Full backup
      2. Select Next

     

  8. Confirmation
    • Instructions:
      1. Click Backup

     

  9. Backup progress
    • Instructions:
      1. This process will take about 45 minutes.

 

Section 9. Proof of Lab
  1. Proof of Lab Instructions
    • Instructions:
      1. Get on the W7P32B VM Instance
      2. Bring up a Command Prompt
      3. cd "C:\BACKUP\WindowsImageBackup"
      4. dir
      5. date and press <Enter> twice
      6. echo "Your Name"
        • Replace the string "Your Name" with your actual name.
        • E.g., echo "John Gray"
    • Proof of Lab Instructions:
      1. Do a PrtScn
      2. Paste into a Word Document.
      3. Upload to Moodle


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