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script to backup all DNS ADI zones on 2003 DC.

Hi, I need a script to backup all DNS ADI zones on 2003 DNS. Will this do the job on 2003 DC?

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/5931a49f-e7d0-4d5d-aff4-cb799213b29f
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
Since your DNS is Active Directory Integrated, it's backed up when you back up Active Directory using Microsoft's backup utility.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
Use NTBACKUP and perform System State Backup on one of your DCs.  Microsoft's recommendation is to have backups from 2 DCs and they support NTBACKUP only as it is built-in with Windows.
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
That script should work fine. Just note that it states it will back up all DNS zones, not just Active Directory Integrated ones.

I may be old school here but I'd personally rather back up my DNS zones manually using the good ol' dnscmd.exe tool. You will need to download and install the Windows Server 2003 Support Tools to get access to this tool if you don't already have it installed: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15326

- Change Directory in Command Prompt to the Support Tools folder:
cd "C:\Program Files\Support Tools"
- Run the below command to back up your AD Integrated zone:
dnscmd ServerName /ZoneExport dns.zone.com dns.zone.com.bak
- Browse to %windir%\system32\dns to locate the .bak file and move it elsewhere as required

Using the above process, you can look at creating your own batch file to back up your zones then copy them to a network share (for example).
cd "C:\Program Files\Support Tools"
dnscmd ServerName /ZoneExport zone1.company.com zone1.company.com.bak
dnscmd ServerName /ZoneExport zone2.company.com zone2.company.com.bak
dnscmd ServerName /ZoneExport zone2.company.com zone3.company.com.bak

xcopy /i %windir%\system32\dns\*.bak "\\server\dnsbackups"
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Copy and paste the above into a new batch file, edit it where necessary, then run it.

Let me know how you go
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creative555Author Commented:
THank you very much!
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