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System state Backup In Windows Via Netbackup

Created: 13 Apr 2010 • Updated: 17 May 2012 | 5 comments
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Hi All

I have Net backup 7.0 enterprise newly perchased

can i take system state backup via  Netbackup

if yes ???

kindly tell me how to ???

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Andy Welburn's picture

but you can select the correct "directive" in the backup selection list within the Policy.

e.g.

Similarly for Win2000 & Win2008 servers

From the Admin Guide:

"...
System_State directive
The System_State:\ directive is needed for the operating system versions which do not support Shadow Copy Components, such as the 32-bit version of Windows 2003 XP.
Windows 2003 Server computers recognize the System_State:\ directive and behave as if following the Shadow Copy Components:\ directive. A message informs the user that this directive translation occurred.
The System_State:\ directive creates a backup for critical system-related components. The exact set of system components that are backed up depends on the operating system version and system configuration.
..."

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jigssengg67@gmail.com's picture

Hi Andy

i want system state backup of my server ( windows 2003 , windows 2008 ) & client ( Winxp & Win7 ) all operating system are 32-bit

its working on 32-bit operating system or not ???

kidlty tell me

rjrumfelt's picture

Please see the excerpt from the admin guide below:

System_State directive

The System_State:\ directive is needed for the operating system versions which

do not support Shadow Copy Components, such as the 32-bit version of Windows

2003 XP.

Windows 2003 Server computers recognize the System_State:\ directive and

behave as if following the Shadow Copy Components:\ directive. A message

informs the user that this directive translation occurred.

The System_State:\ directive creates a backup for critical system-related

components. The exact set of system components that are backed up depends on

the operating system version and system configuration.

The list of items that are backed up can include the following:

Creating backup policies

About the Backup Selections tab

616

■ Active Directory

■ COM+ Class Database

■ Cluster Database

■ IIS Database

■ Registry

■ Boot Files and protected files

■ SYSVOL

■ Certificate Server

The files that comprise the registry can be found in the following location:

%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\Config

At a minimum, the following files are backed up as part of the registry:

■ DEFAULT

■ SAM

■ SOFTWARE

■ SECURITY

■ SYSTEM

Shadow Copy Components:\ directive

The Shadow Copy Components:\ directive specifies that all of the Volume Shadow

Copy component writers get backed up.

The Shadow Copy Components:\ directive affects the backups of the following

clients:

■ Windows 2003 Server computers that use the Volume Shadow Copy

components.

■ IA64 systems with EFI System partitions.

In the policies that back up clients on IA64 platforms, use the Shadow Copy

components:\ directive instead of the System_State:\ directive. The Shadow

Copy components:\ directive includes System State components and the EFI

System partition automatically in the backup.

Since the Shadow Copy Components contain System State information, the Shadow

Copy Components need to be backed up by a full backup.

The Volume Shadow Copy components include the following:

Creating backup policies 617

About the Backup Selections tab

■ System State writers, which can include:

■ System files

■ COM+ Class Registration Database

■ SYSVOL

■ Active Directory

■ Cluster quorum

■ Certificate Services

■ Registry

■ Internet Information Services

■ System Service writers, which can include:

■ Removable Storage Manager

■ Event logs

■ Windows Internet Name Service

■ Windows Management Instrumentation

■ Remote Storage

■ Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

■ Terminal Server Licensing

■ Background Intelligent Transfer Service

UserData writers, which include any items that the computer does not require

to operate. For example, Active Directory Application Mode.

OtherData writers, a category that is intended for future NetBackup releases.

**EDIT** Andy beat me to it :)

J.H Is gone's picture

If your backup selection says All_Local_Drives - system state is taken by default.

I don't have to know how to spell....I work on Unix.
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