Start a backup from the Launchpad

Updated: March 30, 2011

Applies To: Windows Home Server 2011

There may be times when you want to back up your files and folders before the regularly-scheduled backup time set up on your server. The Launchpad enables you to start a backup of your computer manually.

To start a backup

  1. Open the Launchpad.


    If asked, log on to the Launchpad with your user name and password.

  2. Click Backup.

  3. In the Backup Properties dialog box, in the Backup status section, click Start backup, and then click OK. The status changes to Starting backup, and then to Backup in process with a percentage complete.

  4. After backup starts, the button changes to Stop backup. If the backup is in progress and you want to stop it, click Stop backup, and then click Yes. When you stop a backup in progress, the status changes to Backup was cancelled with the date and time that the backup was started.

  5. When the backup finishes, the status changes to Backup succeeded with the date and time that the finished backup started.

  6. Click OK to close the Backup Properties dialog box.