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backup [message #369146] Fri, 15 January 2010 11:25 Go to next message
Kruga  is currently offline Kruga
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I have performed a Syste, State back up of my newly promoted DC, suprisingly
the backup file in >6 GB in size. What does this VHD file actually contain?
What all AD Components are invloved in the system state backup in 2008 &
2008 R2?
Re: backup [message #369296 is a reply to message #369146] Fri, 15 January 2010 14:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RCan  is currently offline RCan  Germany
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"Kruga" <Kruga@live.com> wrote in message
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> I have performed a Syste, State back up of my newly promoted DC,
> suprisingly the backup file in >6 GB in size. What does this VHD file
> actually contain? What all AD Components are invloved in the system state
> backup in 2008 & 2008 R2?
If you had choosen system image backup this contains all relevant data for
system restore which does also include the active directory services on a
DC. There is an VSS providers for active directory which does take care of
the data consistency of the active directory database (ntds.dit).

More details around backing up an domain controller can be found here :
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753359(WS.10).aspx

regards
Ramazan
Re: backup [message #369557 is a reply to message #369146] Sat, 16 January 2010 02:22 Go to previous message
meiweb  is currently offline meiweb  Germany
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Hello Kruga,

See this article from David Shen (Microsoft) about:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverManag ement/thread/ee0ea82b-5b71-42e8-b94b-c1673368e1b4

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> I have performed a Syste, State back up of my newly promoted DC,
> suprisingly the backup file in >6 GB in size. What does this VHD file
> actually contain? What all AD Components are invloved in the system
> state backup in 2008 & 2008 R2?
>
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