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SYSVOL on backup exec 2013

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In backup exec 2012, there is an option for backing up the "System State", amongst which components is an item called SYSVOL. On the Server where Backup Exec 2012 is installed, the operating system is installed on and booted from the C: drive.
If SYSVOL is checked in the System State backup item does this mean that all the C: drive will get backed up in a System State backup ? If I define a backup job and select the C: drive and System State items, will the C: drive be backed up twice ? In other words, in this context, does SYSVOL mean the C: drive ?
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SYSVOL is a folder used in a windows domain (typically located at C:\windows\SYSVOL). It contains things such as Group Policy Objects and Startup/Logon scripts. It doesn't represent your entire C drive.

The reason this gets backed up as part of systemstate is that SYSVOL is a critical folder for Active Directory operation. In fact Directory Services will not start serving clients if this folder isn't shared out correctly.
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Thanks for that,

Roger
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