How to customize Windows Server Backup Schedule?

Windows Server Backup (WSB) is the built-in backup solution for Windows Server 2008 that replaces the venerable NT Backup from Windows Server 2003 and before.  WSB protects the files and the server os/application binaries within itself as a single-server solution.  To consolidate protection across multiple servers or applications like SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint or Hyper-V, […]

Windows Server Backup (WSB) is the built-in backup solution for Windows Server 2008 that replaces the venerable NT Backup from Windows Server 2003 and before.  WSB protects the files and the server os/application binaries within itself as a single-server solution.  To consolidate protection across multiple servers or applications like SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint or Hyper-V, then Microsoft would recommend looking at System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM).

You can extend the functionality of WSB through simple scripts that uses Windows Server Backup Command Line Tool (WBADMIN) and the Windows Task Scheduler (SCHTASKS).

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