Backing up and restoring windows 2003 using ntbackup?
Posted on 2013-02-06
I have a server w2k3 sbs with obviously exchange , file server and a SQL database (which is used by a bespoke accountancy application)
It is also a domain. I do regular full ntbackups.
If the server fails i.e won't boot anymore do corrupt boot files , or if the hard drives die.....
1. Can I do a full windows restore using ntbackup after reinstalling windows? Will it restore it to its exact original state?
2. Do I create three backups , one for the complete server, one for exchange and one for SQL. ? I understand ntbackup can backup exchange without dismounting the informations store but how do I back up SQL ?
3. If the hard drives fail, I can put in new hard drives , reinstall windows, then do a full restore from the full ntbackup? Correct