Windows Home Server Remote PC Backup

Posted September 25, 2009 by Patrick Kennedy in Client Tips

How easy is it to use one PC to initiate a manual backup of another PC using Windows Home Server? Extremely. This guide will illustrate.

Here’s the video.

For those that can’t see the video, or want a quick guide here are the steps:

  1. Using the Windows Home Server Console, login to your Windows Home Server
  2. Go to the Computers and Backups Menu
  3. Select the PC that you want to start the manual backup on
  4. Either select Backup Now from the menu, or right click the PC’s icon and click Backup Now
  5. Name the manual backup
  6. Click Backup Now

That’s all there is to it!

About the Author

Patrick Kennedy

Patrick has been running ServeTheHome since 2009 and covers a wide variety of home and small business IT topics. For his day job, Patrick is a management consultant focused in the technology industry and has worked with numerous large hardware and storage vendors in the Silicon Valley. The goal of STH is simply to help users find some information about basic server building blocks. If you have any helpful information please feel free to post on the forums.


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