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What is in the system state backup of dpm2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    When you want to restore a complete windows 2003/2008 server incl the installed applications is it enough to only use the system state. Or do you also have to backup/restore the C:\program files. )with other words includes an System backup the C:\program files ?)

    Thanks and regards

    Saturday, July 3, 2010 8:19 PM

Answers

  • The system state includes the following components:

    Component

    When this component is included in System State?

    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

     

     


    Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA, Network+ Houston, TX http://blogs.sivarajan.com/ http://publications.sivarajan.com/ This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Sunday, July 4, 2010 12:24 AM
  • If BMR backup is done, it can be used to do system state recovery as well. Apart from System state backup it contains the files present in the volumes where the above system state components are present. For example SYSVOL is present in a different volume than the OS volume then other files present on the volume also will be backed-up. Please find comparison of SSB and BMR backup at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2009/05/04/deciding-between-system-state-backup-and-allcritical-backup-in-windows-server-2008.aspx. In short BMR backup contains all critical volumes backup, a critical volume is the one which contains any of the system state components/files.


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    Monday, July 12, 2010 5:00 PM

All replies

  • The system state includes the following components:

    Component

    When this component is included in System State?

    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

     

     


    Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA, Network+ Houston, TX http://blogs.sivarajan.com/ http://publications.sivarajan.com/ This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Sunday, July 4, 2010 12:24 AM
  • Any update?   Please let us know if you need more info..
    Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA, Network+ Houston, TX http://blogs.sivarajan.com/ http://publications.sivarajan.com/ This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, July 9, 2010 3:30 AM
  • Is this the same for Bare Metal in 2010?
    Friday, July 9, 2010 12:48 PM
  • If BMR backup is done, it can be used to do system state recovery as well. Apart from System state backup it contains the files present in the volumes where the above system state components are present. For example SYSVOL is present in a different volume than the OS volume then other files present on the volume also will be backed-up. Please find comparison of SSB and BMR backup at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2009/05/04/deciding-between-system-state-backup-and-allcritical-backup-in-windows-server-2008.aspx. In short BMR backup contains all critical volumes backup, a critical volume is the one which contains any of the system state components/files.


    Thanks, Praveen D [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Monday, July 12, 2010 5:00 PM
  • Thanks for the information! That is what I wanna know.

    Regards, Mattu

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:59 AM