Server 2003 System State Backups are huge
Posted on 2010-11-08
We have a windows Server 2003 (SBS) on which, the windows Backup Utility is creating a System State backup. This system state backup is now huge (Just reached 300GB).
I have tried doing a manual backup to another filename to see if it was something to do with retention.. but the new one was looking to be a similar size. Im not too sure what is making the file so big. I had a look around google for some information but i cant find much about how i might shrink this.
This is a small company with 14 users. The server is running exchange, Active Directory and DHCP and is the only server in the office.