ntbackup and system state over network

Posted on 2006-05-30
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
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?
Question by:maharlika
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    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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    here is a link for ntbackup reference:

    And, yes to all of ur questions

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