To create the VHD backup set, in client application, you should run the Backup set wizard by clicking on New backup set button in My backup sets tab.
In the Backup set wizard mark Advanced copy and select System State from dropdown list. Remember to define the backup set name.
Backup VHD system image
To create the VHD backup set, you need to choose Create VHD image option in Backup type field. Then define data, which have to be added to VHD backup. To do this check specified options in Data to backup:
- Bare Metal - contains the system image necessary to restore it in case of failure
- VHD - it includes partitions specified by users.
At next step user has to choose localization to write temporary data between:
- Local discs - it is necessary to select the partition, different from the system and other partitions, which contains data for VHD backup.
- Network path - there's a possibility to write temporary data on network path defined by user. In this case it is important to give the service privilege of system Windows user. This option is available only for Windows operating systems with version higher than home and also for Windows Server systems.
If you check Delete temporary path after finished backup. option, created VHD file will be automatically deleted. Otherwise, it will stay in selected network path, what means that it can be used as local copy.
Performance of VHD backup starts with preparing data to send it in initialization process. At this moment Virtual Hard Disk is being created. In this file data to backup from users computer is being placed.
Backup set can be started manually by user or automatically, with defined schedule.