Windows Server Backup has some pretty sweet changes coming in Windows Server 2008 R2 including:

  • The ability to backup System State as a separate job as well as the ability to do incremental System State backups.
  • The ability to exclude specific file types, file folders, and specific files instead of having to backup an entire volume.
  • The ability to backup to a volume or a network share instead of requiring a dedicated disk for backups.

Gordon Ryan takes us through a demonstration of these changes in a recent video on TechNet Edge

For more information on Windows Server Backup in R2, take a hop over to the Windows Server 2008 R2 Tech Center on TechNet.