how to backup server, activation needed in 2 days RRS feed

  • Question

  • Ok I got the server up and running, and I will buy the software once I can find some extra money.. But for the time being, how do I backup the server so that I can bring it back online once I get a licence? I have ran the server backup from the "computers and backup" tab, and have also installed "WHS BDBB" and currently running a backup with it. Is there anything else that I need to do?

    I NEED the COMPLETE shared folders contents, should I backup the DE , Shares, or Folders.. directorys?
    Friday, January 22, 2010 2:55 PM


  • If all you need is your shares, running the server backup from the Computers and Backup tab is all you needed to do.

    But there's really no need to do anything. Shut your server down until you have the software, then once you've received it use it to perform a server recovery. You are required to do that in any case, as the evaluation software contains a time bomb which will disable it even if you enter a product key. See this FAQ for more information.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, January 22, 2010 3:39 PM