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I'm not getting the whole carnt use an image of a dc for restoring

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Last Modified: 2012-04-18
Hi All,
I have a WIndows 2008 R2 box with Hyper-v for this exercise I have one virtualised server a Windows 2008 R2 DC.  Every night the DC is shutdown and the .vhd file is copied off to another location then re-started.  Now say somthing happens to the DC the following day why can I not just turn the VM off and copy yesterdays .vhd back and start her back up and all be well with the world?????????

Now for the next exercise the host box fails can I not just copy yesterdays DC.vhd file to another server and start her backup again???????????

I just can not get my head around why this would not work I mean if you follow MS they say to backup the system state blah blah then restore well I would be restoring the previouse days backup if the server was dead so whats the beef?


John H

The .vhd files will never be more than 24hrs old
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