Blogging just to remember something

2008/09/10

Windows Complete Backup over Network

I'm already around Europe with my laptop and my concern are the backup is my laptop was lost or steal.

Each time I'm back at home in Luton, I perform a complete backup of my pc on the server using my wifi network.

The standard Vista user interface doesn't allow you to perform backup to a shared network drive, instead you need to use the wbadmin.exe (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc742083.aspx) command line application.

Use the following script:

wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:\\MyServer\MyShare -allCritical -user:MyDomain\MyNetworkUser -password:MyPersonalPassword
pause

If you have the UAC on, on you must execute the script as Administrator.

For more information take a look to: http://www.techinvasion.net/2007/11/12/vista-complete-pc-backup-to-network-share/

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