Could someone show me official Microsoft documentation that shows whether or not Windows 2003 ntbackup (or 2008 backup) is able to backup and restore Windows event log files.
I know that if you try and backup the .evt files directly (C:\WINDOWS\system32\confi
g) that ntbackup will silently skip out those files. By 'silently' I mean the backup will show as being 100% successful, and no event logs will be backed up, or reported as not being able to be backed up.
The contents of system state is described here:
I have not investigated 2008 backup capabilities, but if you happen to know event log backup on 2008 that would be useful.
*Note* I know that there are WMI scripts to backup eventlogs. This is not what I am asking. I am asking whether the built in backup software can do it.
Thank you for your time.