Backing up Windows 2000 Server's Active Directory using NTBACKUP.EXE

Posted on 2009-05-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hi ,

Please let me know whether we can take 2000 ads backup  using NTBACKUP.EXE utility.

Thank you
Question by:eecnmsuresh
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ID: 24405031
I don't understand the question. Are you asking if you can backup active directory on a Server 2000 machine using ntbackup.exe?
If so, the answer is yes. You take a system state backup of the domain controller using ntbackup.exe.

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ID: 24405040
Actually I do understand the question now. I read the question without reading the title before.

Author Comment

ID: 24405657
Hi ,

Please let me know whether SYSTEMSTATE  backup  will take ADS, system related files and other drive files  in windows 2000 server ?

Thank you
suresh prasanna
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Accepted Solution

bluntTony earned 500 total points
ID: 24406594
Using NTBackup you can backup the system state of a server. On a domain controller, the system state contains:

Active Directory Database (including DNS)
System Files
IIS Metabase
COM+ Class Registration Database
Certificate Services DB (if installed)

You have to backup the entire system state in one go, and restore it all in one go.

However the system state does not backup the entire system partition, only the protected system files (most of the contents of C:\windows).

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