Backup of DC 2008R2
Posted on 2012-03-27
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...