In case you haven’t heard already, Windows Server 2019 is already released! And naturally, we need backup software for Windows Server 2019 and here it is!
Windows Server 2019 Download
For those who haven’t downloaded Windows Server 2019 yet, all you need to do is download the ISO from the Microsoft Evaluation Center. It’s a 180 day trial that you can convert to a licensed version when you buy it. If you just want to test it out, here is a tip.
“Playing” With Windows Server 2019 Without Reinstalling Windows
My suggestion is simple. As long as your computer has 2GB RAM and a USB 3.0 port do this. Instead of installing Windows Server 2019 on a hard drive, install it on a USB 3.0 stick. A very fast and low-cost USB stick for this purpose is Sandisk Ultra, either 64GB or larger. Use Rufus on a Windows 10 or Windows Server 2012 with the stick inserted and select the Windows Server 2019 ISO file. Select the option “Windows to Go” and select the USB stick. Rufus will then prepare your USB stick with Windows on it! Reboot the computer with the stick inserted and hit F12 to get to the boot menu options. Select boot from the USB and let Windows finish the installation. Now you will have a full blown Windows Server 2019 running from a USB stick, reasonably fast and without affecting your computer’s hard drive. I think that’s excellent for testing!
Backup Software for Windows Server 2019
Once you get everything up and running, and as soon as you have important data and VMs stored on your new Windows installation, you naturally need backup software. Use BackupChain to back up Windows Server 2019; it has all the backup functions, it’s customizable and has a low price tag, which leaves you more money in your budget to spend on backup storage. BackupChain also offers cloud plans that you can add on for a price lower than Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure.
Trying out Windows Server 2019 doesn’t have to be a complicated thing. You can try all features of Windows Server 2019 by running it from a USB stick as described above. BackupChain offers a competitive, complete, all-in-one solution for IT guys for Windows Server 2019 backup, with all features you need, such as virtual machine backup, disk cloning, Hyper-V backup, etc.