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Domain Controllers Backup

Created: 10 Oct 2012 • Updated: 11 Oct 2012 | 3 comments
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Dear Experts,

I have Symantec Netbackup 7.5

Domain controllers 2008

I am currently backup up my domain controllers using a policy that backups the shadow copy components of type ms-windows, with weekly full backup and daily differential incermental backup.

Is this enough to be able to recover my domain controllers incase of a disaster?will this backup the whole domain controller structure inclusing DB and the active directory strucuture, policies, sites configuration, trusts and all?

What is basically a shadow copy components backup?



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Yasuhisa Ishikawa's picture

"Shadow Copy Components:\" directive takes all data provided by Volume Shadow Copy components writer.
For more detail, please check NetBackup 7.5 Administrator's Guide Volume II for Windows page 658.

Authorized Symantec Consultant(ASC) Data Protection in Tokyo, Japan

Ahmad AlAbbadi's picture

When i open the restore application, i can browse through the system state components, but they all show a size 0, is that normal? the backup job completes successfully with no warning or errors.


Ahmad AlAbbadi

sazz.'s picture

That is fine, make sure your backup is successfull with status 0 and in the restore you are able to see the componenets.

This is old article but still true