Backup Exec backing up System State on Own Machine

I have Backup Exec 11d running on Windows 2003 Server machine. When it backups up its own System State an error is generated. It has been removed, temporarily from the backup process.

1. How important is it to backup the System State of any machine?
2. How important is it to backup daily the System State of a backup machine that does nothing but backup and hasn't changed for over a year?

Thanks.
akivashapiroAsked:
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prashant9885Commented:
1. How important is it to backup the System State of any machine?

System state backup is very vital when it comes to Disaster Recovery. It includes Registry, system file and com+ settings. It's more important if the server is DC/ADC for Directory Services backup.

2. How important is it to backup daily the System State of a backup machine that does nothing but backup and hasn't changed for over a year?


I had several issues backin up SS. As a workaround, I use ntbackup for system state and backup this .bkf file to tape from backup exec.
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akivashapiroAuthor Commented:
Can you please give me exact instructions for setting up ntbackup to backup the system state.  Thanks.
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prashant9885Commented:
On the backup server

Start -> Run -> type "ntbackup"

Follow the wizard and select "System State" of backup server.
 
point the destination to desired located as a file.

This file will be backed up from backup exec as a normal file.
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akivashapiroAuthor Commented:
This is strange. When I run NTBackup.Exe, the mousepointer changes to an hourglass momentarily, but the program does not launch. When I open Task Manager, it does not show up under applications list, but it does show up under the Processes List (ntbackup.exe Administrator 00 (cpu) 7,080 K (memory))

I rebooted, same result. There are no other applicaitons running. Backup Exec is running as a background process as well as some system processes.
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