Add-WindowsFeature Backup-Features -IncludeAllSubFeature (2008/R2)
Add-WindowsFeature Windows-Server-Backup -IncludeAllSubFeature (2012/R2)
# Save one or more of the following scripts to a batch file (e.g. C:\Scripts\RunServerBackup.bat)
# Command to perform a Bare Metal Recovery (BMR) full OS backup:
WBADMIN START BACKUP -backupTarget:D: -allCritical -systemState -quiet
# Command to backup only the System state and keep last 5 versions:
WBADMIN START SYSTEMSTATEBACKUP -backupTarget:D: -quiet
WBADMIN DELETE SYSTEMSTATEBACKUP -keepVersions:5 -backupTarget:D: -quiet
# Command to log the current backups available for restore:
WBADMIN GET VERSIONS -backupTarget:D: >D:\Backup.txt
# Create a new scheduled task to run a server backup at 5am Monday to Friday:
SCHTASKS /Create /RU "SYSTEM" /SC WEEKLY /D MON,TUE,WED,THU,FRI /TN ServerBackup /RL HIGHEST /ST 05:00 /TR "C:\Scripts\RunServerBackup.bat"
# Check the size of the VSS storage space reserved for backups:
vssadmin List ShadowStorage /On=D:
# Adjust the size of the VSS storage space reserved for backups:
vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=D: /On=D: /MaxSize=40%
# Create an AD snapshot (e.g. before making a change):
ntdsutil "Activate Instance NTDS" snapshot create quit quit
Delete old backups
List shadows ALL
Delete shadows ID <Shadow Copy ID>
Delete shadows OLDEST D:
Delete shadows ALL
Wbadmin delete catalog
Wbadmin delete systemstatebackup
Service name: wbengine
Display name: Block Level Backup Engine Service
Description: The WBENGINE service is used by Windows Backup to perform backup and recovery operations. If this service is stopped by a user, it may cause the currently running backup or recovery operation to fail. Disabling this service may disable backup and recovery operations using Windows Backup on this computer.
Path to exectuable: "C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe"
Startup type: Manual
Log on as: Local System account
Batch restart service: net stop wbengine && net start wbengine
Name: Windows Server Backup
Start in: "%windir%\system32"
Comment: Perform a backup or recovery of this server.
- Backup Version and Space Management in Windows Server Backup
- Bare Metal Restore
- Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility