• What are the Properties of a Good Backup?


    A good backup comprises the system state and the contents of the system disk. Inclusion of the system disk is what ensures all required system files and folders exist in the backup so that you can restore Active Directory data successfully. This is what is called a normal backup. It is performed while the domain controller (DC) is online, backing up the entire system state, as well as marking each backup file. This is useful in clearing the archive attributes of these files.

    Note: While Windows 2000 Server does support options in the types of backups (copy, differential, daily, incremental and normal), to restore Active Directory you must only use the normal backup as it is part of the system state. The backup utility further provides for automatic locating and inclusion of components from multiple drives.


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