Web Edition (x86) SP2, Web Edition (x86), Web Edition (x64) SP2, Web Edition (x64), Standard (x86-32bit) SP2, Standard (x86-32bit), Standard (x64-64bit) SP2, Standard (x64-64bit), Server Core SP2, Server Core, Enterprise (x86-32bit) SP2, Enterprise (x86-32bit), Enterprise (x64-64bit) SP2, Enterprise (x64-64bit), DataCenter (x86-32bit) SP2, DataCenter (x86-32bit), DataCenter (x64-64bit) SP2, DataCenter (x64-64bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2
WebServer (x64-64bit), Standard (x64-64bit), Server Core, Enterprise (x64-64bit), DataCenter (x64-64bit)
Pro 5.1 SP3, Pro 5.1 SP2, Pro 5.1 64 bit SP3, Pro 5.1 64 bit SP2, Home 5.1 SP3, Home 5.1 SP2
Ultimate RC2, Ultimate (x86) 6.0.6000, Ultimate (x64) 6.0.6000, Enterprise RC2, Enterprise 6.0.6000, Business RC2, Business (x86) 6.0.6000, Business (x64) 6.0.6000
Windows Small Business Server 2008
Standard Edition, Premium Edition
Windows Server 2003
Storage Server SP2, Standard Server SP2 (x64), Standard Server SP2, Enterprise SP2(x64), Enterprise SP2
Windows Small Business Server 2003
Standard Edition SP2, Standard Edition R2, Premium Edition R2
Recovery point set and Independent recovery point are the two recovery point type options that are available. Each option type is described in the table below.
Table: Recovery point type options
Recovery point set (recommended)
Schedules a base recovery point with additional recovery points that contain only incremental changes that were made to your computer since the previous recovery point.
Incremental recovery points are created faster than the base recovery point. They also use less storage space than an independent recovery point.
You can only have one recovery point set defined for each drive. The Recovery Point Set option is not available if you have already assigned a selected drive to an existing backup and specified Recovery Point Set as the recovery point type. This option also is unavailable if you select an unmounted drive that cannot be part of a recovery point set.
Independent recovery point
Creates a complete, independent copy of the drives that you select. This backup type typically requires more storage space, especially if you run the backup multiple times.