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Veritas Backup Exec Active Directory Restore difficulty

Earlier today I used Veritas Backup Exec software to restore the contents of a Windows 2000 Servers C drive, but the registry and Active Directory related files were not copied.  I examined my backup tape again and noticed that I had backed up the System State data.

I got into the Directory Services Restore Mode and attempted to restore this stuff but it did not restore.  It seems that the restoration job is scheduled and then it doesn't ever run.  Even if I select the "run now" option, it will not run.

Anyone familiar with Veritas backup Exec???  This machine is the AD Domain Controller for a small domain.  Many thanks in advance.
Gary Gordon
Gary Gordon
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Gary GordonSolution IntegratorAuthor Commented:
To clarify my post above, i have not been able to restore my system state data using the Veritas Backup Exec software.  I have what I believe to be a good backup of the system state data.

Duncan MeyersCommented:
The following articles should solve your problem:

Difference between an authoritative and non-authoritative system-state restore:
How to perform a non-authoritative system-state restore:
How to perform an authoritative restore:

And finally:

Happy reading! :-)

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