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How to backup FRS replicated SYSVOL?

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  • Hello,

    I'm about to start fixing morphed folders on our SYSVOL. Before going in, I would like to make full backup of SYSVOL. SYSVOL is still replicated using FRS because value of the following registry entry on our WS2012R2 Domain Controllers is 0.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\DFSR\Parameters\SysVols\Migrating Sysvols\LocalState

    I read this article https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/cc507518(v=vs.85).aspx#backing_up_an_frs-replicated_sysvol_folder_on_a_windows_server_2008_or_windows_server_2003__domain but honestly I still don't understand how should I backup SYSVOL which is replicated with FRS.

    Could someone advise how to backup SYSVOL which is replicated with FRS?

    Friday, March 10, 2017 11:36 AM

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  • Hi

     You should use VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) Writer to backup and restore,your provide article include all steps;

    Also check this;

    Volume Shadow Copy Service

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee923636(v=ws.10).aspx


    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees,and confers no rights. Best regards Burak Uğur

    Friday, March 10, 2017 11:51 AM
  • Thanks Burak for additional information, but I'm looking for step-by-step instructions how to create the backup. Information on the link on my initial post does not cover steps to create SYSVOL backup in a level of detail I would want to.



    • Edited by weedee Friday, March 10, 2017 2:28 PM
    Friday, March 10, 2017 2:15 PM
  • Check this for detailed infomation

    AD DS Backup and Recovery Step-by-Step Guide

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771290(v=ws.10).aspx

    And these are steps by step;

    https://www.pluralsight.com/blog/tutorials/backup-and-restore-active-directory-on-windows-server-2008

    http://www.msserverpro.com/backup-ad-ds-database-windows-server-2012-r2/


    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees,and confers no rights. Best regards Burak Uğur


    Friday, March 10, 2017 2:36 PM
  • > I'm about to start fixing morphed folders on our SYSVOL. Before going in, I would like to make full backup of SYSVOL. SYSVOL is still replicated using FRS because value of the following registry entry on our WS2012R2 Domain Controllers is 0.
     
    If you are curious about your sysvol files only: A simple copy will do the trick. I'd suggest to use either xcopy or robocopy, and you MUST copy ACLs as well.
     
    As an alternative: Stop and disable NTFRS on one DC during the cleanup. If cleanup is successful, simply reenable and start NTFRS. If cleanup is unsuccessful, do a D4 restore on this one DC and a D2 on all others.
     
    Friday, March 10, 2017 2:46 PM
  • > I'm about to start fixing morphed folders on our SYSVOL. Before going in, I would like to make full backup of SYSVOL. SYSVOL is still replicated using FRS because value of the following registry entry on our WS2012R2 Domain Controllers is 0.
     
    If you are curious about your sysvol files only: A simple copy will do the trick. I'd suggest to use either xcopy or robocopy, and you MUST copy ACLs as well.
     
    As an alternative: Stop and disable NTFRS on one DC during the cleanup. If cleanup is successful, simply reenable and start NTFRS. If cleanup is unsuccessful, do a D4 restore on this one DC and a D2 on all others.
     

    Thank Martin

    One more thing about backing up with robocopy...

    This article https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/41ea606d-d7f8-4b04-aff8-dc7da19f003c/how-to-backup-frs-replicated-sysvol?forum=winserverDS&prof=required suggest to use following command to copy SYSVOL to a new location. Is this appropriate command to backup the SYSVOL with ACLs?

    1. robocopy <Source Folder> <Destination Folder> /copyall /mir /b /r:0 /xd "DfsrPrivate" "<domain>" /xf "DfsrPrivate"

    • Edited by weedee Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:33 PM
    Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:29 PM
  • >     |robocopy <Source Folder> <Destination Folder> /copyall /mir /b /r:0 /xd "DfsrPrivate" "<domain>" /xf "DfsrPrivate"|
     
    Yes. /copyall will include ACLs.
     
    Friday, April 21, 2017 10:17 AM