I have a Windows 2000 server with Exchange 2000, SQL Server 2000, Active Directory, tons of applications installed, and a shared folder for all our company data. I want to do a full-backup of everything in case of a hard drive crash.
My question is, I think I can do this by using the Win2000 Backup Utility and checking C:\ and System State. In the event I had to restore, my understanding is I would do a basic install of Windows 2000 and run the Backup Utility to restore these two items. I would then have all of my applications restored. Is this correct?
To further clarify, will my Exchange and SQL Server data be restored as well? The reason I am unsure is because I noticed
that it's possible to make separate backups of Exchange and SQL Server data.
Assuming the answer to the above question is yes, I would like to sneak in one more question. Does this sound like a good strategy:
Friday: Backup C:\ and System State to an empty backup drive
Mon-Thu: Do a full backup of Exchange and SQL Server data. Do an incremental backup of C:\Shared Company Files\