What is a System State Backup & Restore
Posted on 2011-03-13
What is a System State Backup and Restore mean?
When a System State backup is done, what exactly is backed up?
For example, if on my Server, I have AD installed and other applications such as SQL Server, and maybe Microsoft Office for example. Assuming I've done a system state backup. My server then crashes, but I have a duplicate server with the same hardware as the server that crashed. If I were to do a system state restore, what would I get back? The exact replica of the server that crashed earlier? Would I get back my applications like SQL Server and Microsoft Office? If I hit on the Start - Programs button, would I see all the same applications that was previously installed on the previous server?