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how to backup active directory

Posted on 2010-04-10
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How to backup active directory 2003
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Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
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Since posting of links ONLY with absolutely NO EXPLANATION is frowned upon, I'll tell you:

1.  Perform a system state backup using NTBackup or a backup program that supports system state backups
2.  Install a second DC which will then have a replicated copy of the Active Directory database.

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do i need to backup the full drive c: as well
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by:Lee W, MVP
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For JUST AD, you shouldn't have to.  You might want to... but strictly speaking, you shouldn't have to.

Remember, ALWAYS test your backups and backup procedures.  If necessary, create a test domain to do that with.

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