One of the little surprises that we have run across with WHS is the inability to schedule a backup of the WHS unit itself!
We plugged in a large USB hard drive to back things up with, and ended up running into a roadblock when looking through the WHS Console and all of the settings locations for a backup scheduler.
This is a bit of an odd puzzle since the unit is supposed to be a _server_ for home use! :(
So, to get a scheduled backup, we need to go to a third party tool set and configure a key stroke macro to run via the Task Scheduler.
No sense reinventing the wheel, so have a look at the following instruction set on where to get the tool and how to configure it on WHS to get a “scheduled” backup:
- MediaSmartServer.Net: Automating the Windows Home Server Shared Folder Backup
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