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    Hi guys.. Im about to create a backup of the system state of our DC/AD. The thing is we are in a live production. I will be using the ntbackup tool. Will there be a problem or will it affect our live production if i create a backup of the system state of our DC/AD? Thank you..
    Ronuel
    MCP
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  • #2
    Re: Creating a backup Of DC/AD

    nope but just do it after business hours.
    Marcel
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    • #3
      Re: Creating a backup Of DC/AD

      Originally posted by Dumber View Post
      nope but just do it after business hours.
      Its actually an emergency sir.my problem is we operate 24/7 and i have no time to create a backup. Well we are not that big we have like 90 clients but not all of them are logged in. right now its about 20 users loged in. Is it still safe sir?Thank you for the quick reply..
      Ronuel
      MCP
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      • #4
        Re: Creating a backup Of DC/AD

        Depends a bit what the machine is doing.
        You can have some slow logon, DNS requests can become a bit slower etc.
        The performance will drop so depends a bit how high the emergency is
        Marcel
        Technical Consultant
        Netherlands
        http://www.phetios.com
        http://blog.nessus.nl

        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
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        • #5
          Re: Creating a backup Of DC/AD

          Originally posted by Dumber View Post
          Depends a bit what the machine is doing.
          You can have some slow logon, DNS requests can become a bit slower etc.
          The performance will drop so depends a bit how high the emergency is
          I assume sir that after the backup creation the performance will be normal again. Right now i have about 15 clients logged in so if there is no other problem other that slow performance maybe i'll do it right now Sir. Thanks for the Help..
          Ronuel
          MCP
          There is only one way to find Out..Its to try it and/or Do it...

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          • #6
            Re: Creating a backup Of DC/AD

            Originally posted by NonoRonuel View Post
            I assume sir that after the backup creation the performance will be normal again.
            That's correct


            Originally posted by NonoRonuel View Post
            Right now i have about 15 clients logged in so if there is no other problem other that slow performance maybe i'll do it right now Sir. Thanks for the Help..
            You're welcome.
            Oh and you don't need to say sir... Otherwise I got the feeling that I'm old
            Marcel
            Technical Consultant
            Netherlands
            http://www.phetios.com
            http://blog.nessus.nl

            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
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            • #7
              Re: Creating a backup Of DC/AD

              System State backups are pretty small so therefore should be quick. If you need a backup, you need a backup. If your AD domain is so critical you should maybe look at getting an additional DC on your domain. Sure its going to slow the server down a little, I would be very very surprised though if a user should be able to tell.
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              • #8
                Re: Creating a backup Of DC/AD

                The possibility that things might slow down are there.
                It also depends on how busy the machine is and how fast he is
                Marcel
                Technical Consultant
                Netherlands
                http://www.phetios.com
                http://blog.nessus.nl

                MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                • #9
                  Re: Creating a backup Of DC/AD

                  Thanks you so much for the help guys.. i did create the backup and it just took around 2 mins. so it didnt affect the users..thanks again +1 for both of you..
                  Ronuel
                  MCP
                  There is only one way to find Out..Its to try it and/or Do it...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Creating a backup Of DC/AD

                    Well done.
                    Thanks for posting back
                    Marcel
                    Technical Consultant
                    Netherlands
                    http://www.phetios.com
                    http://blog.nessus.nl

                    MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
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                    "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                    "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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