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  • Necessary backup steps for any Domain Controller?

    One backup procedure I can think of is to backup the System State and files on a Domain Controller. What other steps should an Admin perform for Disaster Recovery?

    Back in the NT4 days we used to create startup disks. Do we still have to do this?

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    Re: Necessary backup steps for any Domain Controller?

    Wasssup!!

    Check out the following two articles:

    http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/ti...043412,00.html

    http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/ti...052862,00.html

    You will probably be more concerned about the second one

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    • #3
      Re: Necessary backup steps for any Domain Controller?

      Create an ASR backup -- that is the updated bare(ish) metal recovery option.
      You will need ASR floppy (hence floppy drive), Server CD and the ASR backup file.

      Obviously make sure you do a fresh ASR regularly!

      Apart from that, normal system state and file backups....


      Tom
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      • #4
        Re: Necessary backup steps for any Domain Controller?

        The best backup of AD for disaster is having more than one DC
        In addition you would want System State backups to be able to recover deleted objects if the need arises
        Guy Teverovsky
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