Windows Server Backup is a set of tools from Microsoft that provide a complete solution for your day-to-day backup and recovery needs. You can use Windows Server Backup to back up a full server (all volumes), selected volumes, the system state, or specific files or folders - and to create a backup that you can use for bare metal recovery.

Minimum Requirements

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (or newer)

  • Windows Server Backup and Windows Server Backup Command Line Tools features installed.

  • Windows PowerShell

  • User in “Backup Operators” or “Administrators” user group configured in Pulseway Manager at PowerShell impersonation.

Note: PowerShell Impersonation Setup Instructions are covered at Runtime Configuration

Installing Windows Server Backup Command Line Tools Feature

Install Windows Server Backup Command Line Tools by starting up Server Manager, right clicking on “Features” on the left side of the screen then clicking on “Add Features” button.

Locate and expand “Windows Server Backup Features” node then make sure “Command-line Tools” is checked then click on “Install” button (if necessary).

After everything is installed and configure you can test Windows Server Backup configuration by clicking on the “Validate Requirements and Settings” button.

How to enable the notifications for the Windows Backup monitoring

Windows Server Backup module can notify whenever a backup operation has failed or completed successfully.

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