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  • Mounting a SystemState Backup with DSAMAIN

    Hello there

    I was trying to write down some procedures for the Disaster Recovery scenario of Active Directory in Windows 2008.

    After fully trying the AD Snapshots, mounting and exposing snapshots and exporting data from them, I was wondering if there is a method to mount and expose the content of a System State backup made with WBADMIN.

    I'm asking this because, I wanted to avoid a double schedule, one for the systemstate and one for the AD snapshots. If I find a way to mount and expose a SystemState backup I can use it to recover objects in case necessary without a DSRM / Authoritative Restore process.

    Can anyone help?
    TIA

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    Re: Mounting a SystemState Backup with DSAMAIN

    If you can get the NTDS.DIT file out of the backup, you can mount it.
    Cheers,

    Daniel Petri
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
    MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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    • #3
      Re: Mounting a SystemState Backup with DSAMAIN

      Good point Daniel.... but I tried to mount the VHD with the VHDMount provided by Virtual Server 2005 R2. The image cannot be mounted ("failed to mount")

      Now, since I am trying the 32bit version of Windows 2008 and I have no x64 at the moment to install HyperV, do you know if the VHD of the systemstate backup can be mounted with some HyperV's utility?
      Thanks.

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