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  • Windows Server Backup Overview
    Windows Server Backup Overview The Windows Server Backup feature in Windows Server 2008 consists of a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in and command-line tools that provide a complete solution for your day-to-day backup and recovery needs. You can use four wizards to guide you through running backups and recoveries.
  • Restoring a Critical-Volume Backup to an Alternate Location
    Restoring a Critical-Volume Backup to an Alternate Location You can use the following procedure to restore a critical-volumes backup to an alternate location, where it can be used as installation media for creating more domain controllers. However, you should use the ntdsutil ifm subcommand instead to create installation media
  • Vista Backup and Restore center will not backup to Network Location
    When backing up using OneCare to a shared network drive (Or even using the Windows Easy Transfer), it works without issues. When I back up to a location using the Vista Backup & Restore (Which is what I'd prefer mainly because of Shadowcopy) The first time I try to
  • Recover a Backup Catalog
    Recover a Backup Catalog You can use the Catalog Recovery Wizard to recover a local backup catalog that has been corrupted. Windows Server Backup stores the details about your backups (what volumes are backed up and where the backups are located) in a file called a backup catalog. The
  • Known Issues for Adding Domain Controllers in Remote Sites
    Known Issues for Adding Domain Controllers in Remote Sites Review the following known issues before adding domain controllers in remote sites. You can use the information in this section to determine the method for adding domain controllers in remote sites that is best for your environment. Each method has
  • Back Up to a Local Disk, DVD, or Removable Media
    Back Up to a Local Disk, DVD, or Removable Media This type of backup helps you recover all volumes that are contained in the backup. If you back up to a DVD, other optical media, or removable media, you will only be able to recover entire volumes—you cannot recover
  • Perform a System State Backup of a Domain Controller by Using the Command
    Perform a System State Backup of a Domain Controller by Using the Command Line (Wbadmin) You can use this procedure to back up system state on a domain controller. Membership in Builtin Administrators or Backup Operators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about
  • You cannot use the Windows Server Backup tool or the Wbadmin.exe command-line tool to perform a backup on a Windows Server 2008-based computer if VSS hardware providers are installed
    Consider the following scenario: * You have a computer that is running Windows Server 2008. * Some Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) hardware providers are installed on the computer. * You use the Windows Server Backup tool or the Wbadmin.exe command-line tool to perform a backup on a computer.
  • Performing a Nonauthoritative Restore of AD DS
    Performing a Nonauthoritative Restore of AD DS To perform a nonauthoritative restore of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), you need at least a system state backup. For more information about the specific components that are included in a system state backup, see What's New in AD DS Backup
  • Create a Backup of the System State Using a Command Line
    Create a Backup of the System State Using a Command Line You can use the Wbadmin start systemstatebackup command to create a backup of the system state for a computer. A backup of the system state can only be saved to a locally attached disk (either internal or external).