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Backup Utility in Windows 2000 Server

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I use the backup program that comes with Windows 2000 Server to backup important network share files.  I back it up to a portable network drive on another server.  If my server were to ever crash, is it relatively a simple process to restore my data, or is does this utility have any known issues?  Thanks Again!
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Lee W, MVP earned 250 total points
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You've had this server how long and haven't tested this?

TEST YOUR PLAN.

But testing aside, it SHOULD work for your DATA.  Use any other system to restore some data from the file.  
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Make sure you include the System state in the backup backup.
As LeeW says the only way to test how good a backup is is to restore it. You can test a backup by setting up a Virtual machine in Virtual PC and attempt to restore to it.

Virtual PC is free from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx
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