Your home computers on which you have installed the Windows Home Server Connector are automatically backed up between midnight and 6:00 AM by default.
Backup Management is also automatic. By default, the first backup of the month is kept for the last 3 months, the first backup of the week is kept for the last 3 weeks, and the first backup of the day is kept for the last 3 days.
You can change these backup parameters in Windows Home Server, and you can also manually initiate backup via the Windows Home Server Console or the quick launch icon in the Start bar.
Enter a backup description and click on "Backup Now" to manually start the backup of your home computer.
If you wish, you can monitor the progress of the backup by selecting the appropriate option from the Windows Home Server quick launch icon in the Start bar.
The backup process is unobtrusive. You can continue working without noticing that the backup is in progress.
The backup of your home computer to your home server is also relatively quick.
Network utilization by the backup also appears to be minimal.
I did not observe any slowdown in my network while backup to the Windows Home Server was in progress.
I really like how easy and painless backup is with Windows Home Server.