Active Directory backup time RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    Our active directory has about 200 user accounts, and 250 computer accounts.

    The system state backup takes about 90 minutes to finish. Is this normal?


    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 10:46 AM


  • Hi mbe-dk,

    During a System State backup, first step is to enumerate all datas who are eligible for the backup process and then second step to transfert these data to the DPM server. This may take some time to accomplish depending the size of your data, CPU, RAM, HD, Network bandwith etc.

    System State backup includes the following components:
    Registry =>     Always
    COM+ Class Registration database =>    Always
    Boot files, including the system files =>    Always
    Certificate Services database =>    If it is a Certificate Services server
    Active Directory directory service =>    If it is a domain
    SYSVOL directory =>    Only if it is a domain controller
    Cluster service information =>    If it is within a cluster
    IIS Metadirectory =>    If it is installed
    System files that are under Windows File Protection =>    Always

    I have already seen some System State backup takes more than 90 minutes to accomplish.


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    • Marked as answer by mbe-dk Wednesday, February 6, 2013 7:14 AM
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 2:14 PM