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WSUS Database Backup - Yes or No?

My question is should the WSUS database (SUSDB.mdf & Log) be backed up as part of my routine backup strategy?

Is there any thing in this database that can not be rebuilt if my server goes down and I need to rebuild it?

Also, there is an entire directory called WSUS on the hard drive, does this folder and all it contains need to be backed up too?

Mike
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
It is recommended, also to reindex the database



Best practices for maintaining WSUS databases

The following practices will help you get the best performance from your WSUS network.

    Have a maintenance plan for your WSUS database that includes regular backups and periodic re-indexing.
    Make sure to re-index the WSUS database at least once a month. See Appendix I: Database Maintenance for more information.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720525%28v=ws.10%29.aspx



Rebuilding is not that hard either
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