?
Solved

Backup of DC 2008R2

Posted on 2012-03-27
3
Medium Priority
?
440 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-29
Hi to all... :)

I have one, should I say, doubt that I want to clarify...
We upgraded our Active Directory domain to Windows server 2008 R2; all of our domain controllers are Windows server 2008 R2...

Now, one of most important things is to set up a good backup of them.

I installed features "Server backup" with associated sub features (command line, etc...).
I scheduled a script with wbadmin start systemstatebackup that works fine... It creates a WindowsImageBackup folder on dedicated drive (in my case, it's drive D on that server) and it's all ok.
But, I want to configure second level backup, with Tivoli TSM client, so that he pick up that folder and send it to tapes...
My question is: in any case of failure of DC server, is that backup, that resides on tapes, valid in case that I must do restore?
When I retreive that whole WindowsImageBackup from tapes to newly installed DC; is that backup valid for authoritative restore of AD?

I hope my question is understandable.

Thx in advance...
0
Comment
Question by:neko69
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:FdpxAP-GJL
FdpxAP-GJL earned 1000 total points
ID: 37770320
The Windows image backup is a good backup of the DC, from which you can do a restore of the DC.

Not sure if it would be any good having been copied off and back again though.

You would need to recover from tape to disk and then restore the DC from there.

You could just use a Portable HDD once in a while to take an image of the DC. You can then use that to do a bare metal restore.

Another option is try it. do the backup, tape it, restore from tape to a portable hdd, and use that for a bare metal test...

Regards

Gordon
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
noufs earned 1000 total points
ID: 37770750
Hello,

I confirm that your backup will work, here is a documentation on how to restore your DC:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753789.aspx
0
 

Author Comment

by:neko69
ID: 37784338
Thank you guys for the answers...

I have just another topic that I want to clarify... If I want to restore my DC systemstate backup on dissimilar hardware - is there anything that I shout do or take any steps before...
I read on few forums that BSOD occured when restore of systemstate on dissimilar hardware.
This is major topic because I want to try different D/R procedures, and this is one of them...
0

Featured Post

Office 365 Training for IT Pros

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is an update and follow-up of my previous article:   Storage 101: common concepts in the IT enterprise storage This time, I expand on more frequently used storage concepts.
When we purchase storage, we typically are advertised storage of 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and so on. However, when you actually install it into your computer, your 500GB HDD will actually show up as 465GB. Why? It has to do with the way people and computers…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…
Suggested Courses

765 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question