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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...

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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