Windows 7 Image Backup to Network Location
If you've never configured the backup software that comes with Microsoft
Windows 7 to backup the system, you can follow the steps at
Image Backup with Windows 7 Backup Program
to configure the system for backups using that application. If you've
already set it up for backups to an external device, such as a USB-attached
disk drive, but want to backup the system to a network location, instead, take
the following steps:
- Click on the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click on System and Security.
- Click on Backup and Restore.
- Click on Create a system image.
- Click on the Options button.
- Click on Change backup settings.
At the Set up backup window, click on the Save on a network
In the Network Location field in the Select a network location
window, type type the name of the network location where you wish to store
the backup, e.g. \\andy\backups, if you had a server named
andy that was sharing a folder with a share name of backups.
Or you can click on the Browse button to choose a network location.
Type a user name and password for an account on the other system that will
grant the backup program access to store data at that location. Then click
on the OK button.
Click on the network location which should appear under Backup
Destination and then click on the Next button.
At the next window, you will be asked "What do you want to back up? You can
select from "Let Windows choose (recommended)" or "Let me choose"
At the next window, you will have an opportunity to review your backup
settings. If you are satisfied with the settings, click on the
Save settings and run backup button.
When you've commenced the backup, you will be returned to the
Back up or restore your files window, which will have a progress
bar showing the progress of the backup.
You can click on the View Details button to see more details
on the progress of the backup operation, including a percentage
indication for the backup and file names as files are backed up across