Manual Active Directory Backup and Restore
Posted on 2006-07-05
The backup program (ntbackup) is not working on our primary server which is acting as our domain controller. (Actually there are several issues with this issues. The OS is barely limping along). I am in the process of building a new server to replace the existing one. My question is this - since I cannot use the ntbackup program to backup active directory, is there a way to manually copy the active directory file(s), such as NTDS.DIT, to disk and then restore them onto the replacement server? Or am I looking at having to rebuild active directory as well?