Automated Windows Home Server Backup Database and Files

Nicky Murphy has created an automated method to Windows Home Server backup to a NAS box.  With Nicky’s method, you can even encrypt the backup. The manual process was:1. Run mstsc.exe to start a Remote Desktop Connection session to your home server.2. Plug in an external hard drive to your home server (do not add it […]

Nicky Murphy has created an automated method to Windows Home Server backup to a NAS box.  With Nicky’s method, you can even encrypt the backup. The manual process was:
1. Run mstsc.exe to start a Remote Desktop Connection session to your home server.
2. Plug in an external hard drive to your home server (do not add it to the Server Storage through the Windows Home Server Console).
3. Open a Command Prompt, Click Start, Run and type CMD
4. Type net stop PDL
5. Type net stop WHSBackup to stop the Windows Home Server Backup service.
6. Copy the contents of to the external hard drive: 
7. Type net start WHSBackup to restart the Windows Home Server Backup service.
8. Type net start PDL

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