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Windows 2000 Server – Restoring Your Data

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by Joli Ballew

Windows 2000 Server offers a utility called “Backup”
that can be used for backing up and restoring data on local and
remote systems.  Using this tool, you can successfully backup
and restore files and folders, create snapshots of system state,
schedule backups to perform automatically, create ERDs, and access
media pools and remote resources. These functions can be performed
easily using the Backup and Restore Wizards, which can be accessed
through Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Backup. A
continuation of the previous article on Backing Up
, it is assumed you have used the Backup Utility and will
restore from a previous backup.

Windows 2000 Server offers a utility called ‘Backup’
that can be used for backing up and restoring data on local and
remote systems.

When you begin the Backup Utility offered in Windows
2000 Server, the first thing you see is the Welcome to the Windows
2000 Backup and Recovery Tools screen. From this screen you can
perform all of the functions listed above. 

You can begin restoring data by either choosing the
Restore Wizard from the Welcome screen, or by clicking on the
Restore tab. The Restore Wizard will, of course, walk you through
the process, or if you prefer to restore manually, the Restore tab
is available for that purpose. You can choose to restore  all
or part of the local computer, or all or part of a remote computer.
The screenshot below shows the Restore tab and a backup created on

Once you click on the Start Restore button at the
bottom right corner of this screen, the restore process begins
automatically. During the restore process you will see a progress
screen, and when the restore is finished, a completion screen.

You can change how you want the restore process to be
configured by choosing Tools/Options from the toolbar at the top of
the Backup screen. From this menu, you can set options related to
the restore itself, including how files will be replaced during the
restore process.

The Backup Utility offers a great way to quickly back
up and restore data, and can be used to schedule consistent backups.
It is easy to use and configure, can be configured so that all or
only some of the files are backed up or restored, and is perfect for
small workgroups. 

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