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Backing up Active Directory

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Windows Server 2012Active Directory* domain controller
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I'm trying to backup Active Directory on two Server 2012 domain controllers.

I tried using Arcserve backup software, but when I run a test restore (from Arcserve) the System State folder and sub folders are empty. Not sure if I need an agent for Arcserve to backup Active Directory.

Can I backup Active Directory running on the Server 2012 domain controllers using Windows backup and then backup the Windows backup file to tape using Arcserve?  Would I be able to restore Active Directory from the Windows backup in the event that both domain controllers went down?

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