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Appendix 10 – Windows Server 2000 & 2003 Backup

INITIAL SET-UP

Click “Start” then “Programs” in Windows Server 2000 and 2003 and you’ll find the “Backup” utility in the “Accessories / System Tools” folder. On the “Backup” tab select the folders to be backed-up then save this selection as “All data” (for example) via the “Job / Save as” menu option, as shown in the following two screens…

Use the “Tools / Options” menu option to configure your preferred settings. Set the choices for the first three tabs (i.e. General, Restore & Backup Type) as shown in the next three screens…

Still on the “Backup” tab, to set-up a scheduled backup…

  • Click the “Start Backup” button
  • On the “Backup Job Information” dialogue reset the “Backup description” and “Media label” to something like “All Data (tape media)”
  • Click the “Schedule” button
  • On the “Schedule Job Options” tab (shown below)….

  • Set the “Job name” to something like “All Data (schedule)”
  • Click the “Properties” button
  • On the “Schedule Job” tab (shown below)…

  • Set the “Schedule Task” to “Weekly” adjust the time and click the appropriate days
  • Click the “Advanced” button
  • On the advanced “Settings” screen (shown below)…

  • Reset the the time-out period from 72 hours to 8, or something sensible
  • Click “OK” and save
  • To check your schedule…

  • Go to the Control Panel
  • Double-click “Scheduled Tasks”
  • You should see a screen like that below, which hopefully will also include the scheduled maintenance of your Durell files, as illustrated (see “Backup, Compact and Copy”)
  • DAILY PROCEDURE

    Each day you should run the “Backup” utility, then…

  • Select the “Tools / Report” menu option, highlight the most recent entry and click “Print” to get a hard copy WHICH YOU SHOULD READ to see that the last back-up actually worked.
  • Then exit the “Backup” utility and replace the tape with the one for the next night.
  • Restart the “Backup” utility and check that the new tape is all “Free Media”, as follows
  • Cick the “Restore and Manage Media” tab
  • Double-click the 4mm DDS icon, which may take a minute or two to respond, but eventually you’ll either see a previous backup or confirmation that the tape is all free media
  • If there is a previous back-up on the tape then delete it by right-clicking, then selecting the option to “Mark this media as free”, as shown in the following two screens…
  • When the tape is ready for re-use it will appear like that shown below, after which you can exit the “Backup” utility (which will do the next backup automatically when scheduled)…