How to Backup & Restore system image windows server 2016. You can use Windows Server Backup to back up a full server (all volumes), selected volumes, or the system state. You can recover volumes, folders, files, certain applications, and the system state. And, in case of disasters like hard disk failures, you can perform a system recovery, which will restore your complete system onto the new hard disk, by using a full server backup and the Windows Recovery Environment.
In this Tutorial, I am gonna show you how you can backup & Restore System Image in Windows server 2016, windows server 2012 & 2012 R2. Our Purpose Is to get backup system image and restore theme. At the time of necessity, if we get a problem from the windows server we can restore and get back to there own place that you have been correctly working.
Before backing-up system image in windows server 2016, you need to install “Windows Server Backup” features from the Add Roles and Features, to install windows server backup, click these link: Installing Windows Server Backup on Windows Server.
How to Backup System Image in Windows Server 2016
Step 1: To access the Windows Server Backup snap-in, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Windows Server Backup.
Step 2: In the “Windows Server Backup” console, in the left hand action, click Backup Once. The Backup Once Wizard open.
Step 3: In the Backup Option window, select Different Options, and then click Next.
Step 4: In the Select Backup Configuration page, select “Custom” and Next.
Step 5: On the Select Item for Backup page, click the Add Items button. In the Select Item dialog, select the check-box labeled Bar Metal Recovery. Doing this will automatically select all other check-boxes as well.
Step 6: Click Ok returns you to select Items for Backup page, Click Next on this page.
Step 7: On the Select Destination type page, Choose the Local Drives type, then click Next.
Step 8: On the Select Backup destination page, select a volume to store the backup image and click next.
Step 9: A backup of the items below will now be created and saved to specified destination.
Step 10: Click Backup and then close after the backup has been created successfully.
Now you can see the backup has been created successfully. It’s time to restore the backup image.
How to Restore System Image Windows Server 2016
To Restore system image windows server 2016, you need to restart or shut down your server, before click on Restart button, Press F8 taken and click Restart.
Step 10: Once you you server has restart you will face this screen, select Troubleshoot and hit enter.
Step 11: Select “System Image Recovery” and hit enter.
Step 12: Select “Administrator” and hit enter.
Step 13: You need to type your account password, and then click Continue.
Step 14: Locate the backup image you wish to restore and click Next. The most recent image is selected by default, but you may choose an older one if you wish.
Step 15: If you have no problems with the disk format or partition, you can click Next at the Choose additional restore options page.
Step 15: Click Finish and then Yes at the final Re-image your Computer confirmation. The restore process will begin and could take from a few minutes to a few hours.
The restore will begin.
After the server is successfully restored, your computer will restart automatically and you will see the changes of you windows server 2016.
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