Best Practice - BAcking UP Active Directory on 2008 R2 and above using Windows System Backup

ccfcfc
ccfcfc used Ask the Experts™
on
Hi,
I have been reading a link (see below ) concerning the Windows System Backup in relation to Backing/restoring the Active Directory on a DC.
Trying to find a simple document or overview of Best practice to apply to a Domain Controller to cover backup/restore


https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2008.05.adbackup.aspx
Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
AmitIT Architect
Distinguished Expert 2017
Commented:
If you have multiple DC's you don't need any backup. Best you can do system state backup for your FSMO holder.

Author

Commented:
Yes that has always been my logic, but it doesn seem to simple a system state backup now for recovery that.
I am looking at worst case for the DC plus for testing/DR purposes of the AD .....
AmitIT Architect
Distinguished Expert 2017
Commented:
For DR, If you have VM servers, you can do a cold clone, bring it up in test, seize and transfer FSMO role, if you are cloning FSMO folder you can avoid seize and transfer steps.
Ensure you’re charging the right price for your IT

Do you wonder if your IT business is truly profitable or if you should raise your prices? Learn how to calculate your overhead burden using our free interactive tool and use it to determine the right price for your IT services. Start calculating Now!

Author

Commented:
I would like to test using a backup/restore hence my original question. Introducing VM servers is another complexity/component to the solution
IT Architect
Distinguished Expert 2017
Commented:

Author

Commented:
Exactly what I provided as part of the question. Is that "best practice" ?
AmitIT Architect
Distinguished Expert 2017

Commented:
Yes that is the best practice.

Author

Commented:
Thanks ...guess I need to understand and feel comfortable with it.....Thanks

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial