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How do I backup my Windows server 2008  Active directory?

Posted on 2010-11-15
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I would like to know how do I back up my Active directory information on my Windows server 2008. I need to be able to do this just in case I have a system failure and need to restore the information.
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You can use windows backup to backup the system state.

wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backupTarget:D: -quiet


Another good thing to do with 2008 is take a snapshot.

ntdsutil snapshot "activate inst ntds" create q q
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Here is a link on how to setup the system state backup through a scheduled task

http://smtp25.blogspot.com/2009/05/create-systemstatebackup-for-windows_14.html
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The best way to minimize the impact of a failed system, is to make sure to have two DCs. This way if one experiences HW failure, your environment will continue to operate as long as the resources are not all on the failed system.

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