How do I 'backup the directory partition'?? windows server 2003 - mixed 2003/2k domain
Posted on 2006-05-25
I have an active directory domain with 4 domain controllers, 1 in each of 4 remote sites. 2 of these are Win2K Servers, and 2 are Win2003 Servers. Recently, both Win2003 servers have been kicking up this error2089 in the Directory Service event log, the text of which says "This directory partition has not been backed up since at least the following number of days", and trails off from this into generic microsoft-errorspeak.
Does anyone know how to correct the condition to which this is referring?? As far as I know, replication is functioning properly between sites. I have the replication topology set up manually - I've disabled KCC, because all it ever did for us was spam the eventlog with meaningless errors. 1 Win2003 server is basically the replication 'hub', and the other 3 servers replicate from it basically as 'spokes'. Since we have a relatively small domain, manually setting up the replication topology seemed reasonable and gives me the opportunity to control based on bandwidth usage, etc.
Thanks in advance for your help! I'll give this mucho points, because it sounds serious, even though it probably isn't......but what do I know? :-)