best pratice on backing up a 2003 DC

I would like to know the best practice for backing up a DC.  The Global Catalogue,dns,dhcp, etc.  I have backup exec 10d.  I was looking at there intelligent disaster recovery option.  any thoughsts
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well the best would be something like Veritis...  But you can always use the one that is built into 2003 / 2000 and make a automated backup I would do a daily  and then a normal every weekend or so... How many DC's do you have and how many are GC's

MCSE 2003
Hi bpopola,

We Currently use Backup exec 9.5 ( i think) and its not bad, although as yet we havent had to to do a system state restore..... got lucky i guess

NTBackup provides you with basic backup solutions but your best using your exec suite

Veritas Disaster recovery is a way of making life a bit simpler but i dont know if its worth spending the extra money...


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You need to backup the systemstate. This can be done with NT backup or Backup exec
It will backup the registry and all of Active directory/GC (If server is a AD/GC server)

Make sure your server is a GC, it is not be default unless it was the first AD server installed.

I like to make a system state backup daily, and one weekly. This way you always have 2 backups.

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