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ntbackup and system state over network

I need to back up a server using ntbackup.  System state can only be done to a local drive or tape, correct?  Can I back up the system state to a local drive, then backup data files to a network drive, then if I ever need to restore the entire system, use the 2 separate backups to restore everything?  What if I do the system state, then several days later do the data backup? Can I still do a total system restore by combining the two?
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maharlika
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maharlika
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Darwinian999Commented:
The answer to all of your questions is "yes".  I've done it on numerous systems. ie:

A system state backup to a file on a local drive, which is then copied to another server for backup to tape. This is run weekly.

A data backup which is run daily, either from the backup-server or from the server itself to a local drive or network drive. This is run daily.

Works fine! :)

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logic0004Commented:
here is a link for ntbackup reference:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/ntbackup_command.mspx?mfr=true

And, yes to all of ur questions
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