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How do I backup DNS AND WINS DATABASE?
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Question by:alisafia
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by:nitadmin
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Hi alisafia,

If you have configured DNS for Active Directory Integrated Zone
then you only need to backup the system state.

Otherwise, you should backup the following folder and its contents.
c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts



Cheers!
NITADMIN
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by:inzanemelodies
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To backup DNS
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You need to backup  .dns files that is located in the %SystemRoot%\System32\Dns folder also

To back up the WINS database
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1.Open WINS.

2.In the console tree, click the applicable WINS server.

WINS/applicable WINS server

3.On the Action menu, click Back Up Database. The Browse for Folder dialog box opens.

4.Select the location for the WINS database backup. Click OK.

5.After backup is completed, click OK..
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by:alisafia
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What if the Backup Database under WINS is greyed out? How do I automate this? I have already automated DNS because I am backing up AD System State everyday.
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by:Toni Uranjek
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What is your operatin system? If you use ntbackup with Volume Shadow Services on Windows 2003, which is default setting, all databases are backed up automatically.
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by:alisafia
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Well I am running NT backup on Windows 2003 to backup system state only. How do I setup the ntbackup with the volume shadow services?
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The answer is there, only feedback is missing.
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