Using the Backup Wizard
- Start Backup. From the Start menu, click Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and Backup.
- On the Welcome tab, click Backup Wizard.
- At the “Welcome to the Windows 2000 Backup and Recovery Tools” screen, click Next.
- Click Back up everything on my computer, and then click Next.
- Select a Backup media type, select Backup media or file name, and then click Next.
- Click Advanced to set advanced backup options, including backup type, data verification, hardware compression, media labels and ownership, and scheduling. Otherwise, the Backup Wizard sets the following options by default:
- Backup type: normal.
- Migrated Remote Storage data: do not back up.
- Data verification: none.
- Hardware compression: on (if backing up to tape); off (if backing up to file).
- Ownership/permissions: not set.
- Overwrite/append data to media: overwrite.
- Backup and media labels: set to time and date that Backup is performed.
- Schedule: Not set (runs Backup immediately).
- Click Finish to start the backup operation.
The advanced backup options that appear when you run the Backup Wizard are a subset of the options you can set in the Backup tool. To prepare for disaster recovery and configure other options, use the following procedure.
- Manually Using Backup
- Start Backup.
- On the Backup tab, select the volumes, files, and folders to back up. Select System State or you cannot use the backup set for disaster recovery.
- In the Backup destination list box, choose the type of media to which to back up, and then choose Backup media or file name.
- On the Tools menu, click Options to configure backup options, and then click OK.
- Click Start Backup, and then make any changes you want to the Backup Job Information dialog box.
- Click Advanced to set advanced backup options, and then click OK.
- Click Schedule to add the backup operation to the Task Scheduler so that it runs automatically at some time in the future.
- Click Start Backup to start the backup operation.
Note: You will find all of the NTbackup Command Line parameters (syntax and switches) here in our NTbackup Command Line Parameters.