Use Backup and Restore
Applies To: Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials provides a reliable way to perform regular server backups of your home computers to storage drives on the server. When you join your home computer to Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials, you can choose to back up the computer to the server. In the event of data loss, the data from a successful backup on the server can be restored by the person who manages your server without restoring the entire computer. If necessary, a full system restore from a backup on the server can be performed by the person who manages your server.
Back up a client computer
Unexpected events, such as viruses, hardware failures, natural disasters, user error, power outages, and theft, can cause partial or total data loss. The loss of critical system or personal data, such as family pictures, can be difficult to replace.
Restore data from a backup to a client computer
If a file becomes corrupt for any reason, or if you want to restore an older version of a file, you can easily restore the file from a backup on the server. To restore a file or folder from an existing backup or to restore the full system, contact the person who manages your server.
If you replace your computer with a like computer or you replace your system drive, the person who manages your server can restore your computer to the same condition that it was at the time of the backup that is used for the restore.