Guide to Full System Backup and Recovery

An overview of ways to backup your Windows computer, both desktop and server

Data is the lifeblood of any organization. If it is lost or stolen, how long would it take to recreate the information about your customers, suppliers, partners, and products? These days there are more threats than ever to contend with and the ways to lose your data are multitudinous.

So you definitely need a backup strategy for your Windows servers and desktops.

This whitepaper provides an overview of ways to backup your Windows computer. It addresses both desktops and servers. We will focus on methods of system backup, on various recovery destinations, and on application-aware backup and recovery.

We discuss:

  • File-level backup and recovery
  • System state backup and recovery
  • Image-based backup and recovery
  • Bare-metal recovery
  • Application-aware backup and recovery