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Script to create a Windows backup using a VHD file.

Updated : 10-31-2014 => Added Version 4.0

 

This scripts can create a windows backup to a VHD file, on any location in your network.

The only thing needed is setting the correct variables in the xml file.

The script is generating a log file in the backup location, these logfiles are kept unit you reach the number of days given in the xml file.

 

STEP 1

Create a VHD file.

This can be done in Hyper-V (Available in windows 7 and Windows 8).

Be sure your VHD is large enough for your backup, and your VHD is initialized and formatted.

 

STEP 2

Set the correct variables in the XML file

 

STEP 3

Test the backup, and check the log file.

You can start the script using the Verbose optien, for testing purposes:

 

Step 4

Set your script as a daily/weekly/monthly task.

You can download the script in zip format here.

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Script:

 

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