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Best practice for backing up and restoring Citrix Presentation Server 4.5

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Hello,

We have a single Citrix Presentation Server that is backed up daily using Symantec Backup Exec. The SQL Database is on another server. The Citrix server was built and configured by an outside vendor.

I would like to know if anybody recommendations or experience on restoring Ctirix from a backup in the event there is a server failure. From what research i have done I'm not sure if it is possible from a backup. Are there any specific settings and files that I should manually back up? In the event the server has to be rebuilt i just want to make sure Citrix can be rebuilt without any outside intervention. Or at least be able to do it in a test environment before something bad should happen.

I have read through the Citrix Administrators Guide, taken a basic Citrix class, researched the heck out of this and for the life of me cannot seem to find anything helpful. Just bits and pieces of information and others (probably rookies like myself) also asking the same question.

I don't want to virtualize it (at least not at this time) and i don't want to create an image of it. I just want to be able to get Citrix up, restore or document pertinent settings and get the server running in the even it should ever fail.

Please let me know if you need any information and thank you for the help!

Steve
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Thank you CarlWebster. That appears to be exactly what i was looking for.
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rohantendulkar, i appreciate the link. I had actually found that same article in my travels, it was helpful but not as clear and cut as the link CarlWebster sent. Thank you!
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