Using windows server to backup laptops

TomX

New Member
#1
I have been given an old server which has windows 2012R2 server installed there are 3 1tb hdd 1 with the OS and the other 2 are clean.
I would like to be able to use it to backup two windows 10 laptops one laptop is connected with ethernet one with WiFi. As I have never used a server I do not know where to start, can anyone give me some ideas of where to start.
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#2
If it's a closed network and your not worried about security you could do the following.

  • Create a Read/Write share on the server with 'Everyone' with access to it.
  • Download USMT on both computers
  • Create a simple batch file that will execute USMT
  • Direct the backup to \\server\share_name\%COMPUTERNAME% directory
  • Run the batch file as a scheduled task for the backup frequency you want

USMT can be configure to backup anything
User State Migration Tool (USMT) Overview (Windows 10)
 


TomX

New Member
#3
Neemobeer thanks for your help I will give it a go. Is possible to do a partition backup using USMT.
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#4
No USMT is to backup data only. If you want to do partition or disk images you'll need to use something like clonezilla or macrum
 


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