Backing Up Active Directory in Windows Server 2008

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July 15, 2011 by Rakesh Boraiah


You want to back up the Active Directory database in Windows Server 2008.

Solution:

NOTEThis recipe applies to Windows Server 2008 domain controllers only.

Using a command-line interface

> wbadmin start systemstatebackup –backuptarget:<BackupTarget>

New to Windows Server 2008, the wbadmin command is used to create a System State Backup of the Active Directory Database. The steps in this recipe assume that you have installed the Windows Server Backup feature in Windows Server 2008. To install the Windows Server Backup command-line tools, you will also need to install Windows PowerShell.

 

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