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Microsoft Online Backup Service for Windows Server 2012 -part 1

Posted by techsnapshots on June 2, 2012

The Microsoft Online Backup Service is a new feature for Windows Server 2012 that seamlessly enables off-site file and folder backups from the on-premise server.

On opting the technology an organization can have key benefits of recover data in case of disasters (server destroyed/stolen, disk crash) and data loss scenarios such as data accidentally deleted, volume deleted, and viruses. This technology leveraging the Small Business Segments to have Low-cost backup & recovery solution for single server backups. It also serves as low-cost backup alternative for departments in mid to large sized organizations. Moreover, it’s also helpful when you think for remote office backup and recovery consolidation.

let’s see how we can configure this.

Register your windows Live account on :-

Sign Up for the Microsoft Online Backup Service and Install the Microsoft Online Backup Service Agent

You will get new Microsoftonline ID and password on your live account.

login to your Windows 2012 Beta or RC server and download the Online Backup service installer from following link .

download the OBSInsatter and run it.




make sure you hve 2.5 GB of free space for cache.


MOBS agent has been success fully installed on the Windows server 2012 RC


You will find the Console and cmdlet for MOBS on Start Screen. You will find same console on Computer Management Snap-in.


After scucces installation of OBSInstaller agent. you need to register the server on Microsoft Online Backup Service with you Microsoftonline ID. 


user the microsoft online ID that is provided to you.


Configure Proxy if you have any


you can put your own passphrase also – remember this is very important key . Apply and copy to clipboard and save that on notepad and keep that on safe place.



Server is registered and ready to backup.


Thought of  the day…

Leonardo da Vinci – “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”



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