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Wbadmin: How to stop Windows backup job via the Windows Server Backup utility

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The wbadmin.exe utility is a command-line tool built into Windows, since Windows Vista 2008. The command is used to backup, and restore operating systems, drive volumes, files, folders, and applications from a command-line interface. Wbadmin uses a differencing engine to update the backup files. Once the original backup file is created, the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) updates the changes. Automatic backups can be scheduled on a regular basis using a wizard. Kindly refer to the following related guides. Cloud Protection Manager: How to recover backup via N2WS Veeam CPM, SEP sesam Hybrid Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution, and Advantage of using a 3rd party software for Backup (N2WS by Veeam) over AMI.

If you wish to stop a backup via the wbadmin console, please follow the steps discussed below. The wbadmin utility replaces the Microsoft Windows Backup command-line tool NTBackup which was built into Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 2000. With the wbadmin graphical user interface (GUI), it is relatively easy to create and restore a computer backup. Kindly refer to how to setup Windows server backup and create backup jobs.

Launch the wbadmin console and click on backup in order to reveal the various backup activities.
– Click on the stop you would like to stop and select backup schedule on the right pane of the window.
– Click on stop backup as shown below.

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On the confirmation page, you will see the backup path defined. All you have to do on this window is to click on “Finish“.

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Upon clicking on “Finish”, you will be prompted to confirm if you are sure you want to stop the backup.
– Click on Yes.

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Finally, on the summary window, click on close. That is all you need to do to stop a backup job via the wbadmin console.

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I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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