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Hi guys,  

In my efforts to create multiple levels of backup for my network systems I am learning to use wbadmin to use a vsscopy along side using BackupExec, and Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery because I am always paranoid about my backups and wanting to regularly take them off-site to test DR situations.

I see you can use the GUI, but it has the limitation when using scheduled backups to a network share of overwriting the old which to me is an uber no no.  So I am now creating a shared folder to schedule backups for each day of the week using wbadmin.  My question is for a DC that only has one volume C:  do I need to include the -allCritical switch or is having the -include:C: and -allCritical redundant if I follow it up with -systemState.

Example:

wbadmin start backup –backupTarget: \\Target-Server\Share_Name\ -include:C: -allCritical -vssCopy -systemState

or should I ditch the -Include:C:?

Example:

wbadmin start backup –backupTarget: \\Target-Server\Share_Name\ -allCritical -vssCopy -systemState
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Dirk Mare earned 500 total points
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I would recommend using the include c switch

If I recall correctly the system state only will not help in a bare metal recovery and this is one of your requirements seeing that you are doing DR test and backups
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