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Backing up SMS 2003 and restoration RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is using the SMS back-up task enough to ensure you could recover from a failed SMS primary server ?  do other SMS admins (if there are still any out there !) use this for backup or do people generally go the whole system state and database backup ?

    Are there any good tools out there for documenting SMS installation (installation paths, database names etc) ?

    thanks in advance.

    Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:32 PM

Answers

  • The only supported backup for SMS 2k3 is the SMS 2k3 backup task. It will back up everything that you need to restore your Primary server. It will however NOT backup your source files for packages or images, use a traditional backup for those items.


    http://www.enhansoft.com/
    • Marked as answer by Forum2019 Friday, January 27, 2012 4:41 PM
    Friday, January 27, 2012 12:04 AM

All replies

  • The only supported backup for SMS 2k3 is the SMS 2k3 backup task. It will back up everything that you need to restore your Primary server. It will however NOT backup your source files for packages or images, use a traditional backup for those items.


    http://www.enhansoft.com/
    • Marked as answer by Forum2019 Friday, January 27, 2012 4:41 PM
    Friday, January 27, 2012 12:04 AM
  • Thanks Garth.  And regarding a tool for documenting the installation (installation paths, db names etc), is anyone aware if one exists ?
    Friday, January 27, 2012 6:11 AM
  • Thanks Garth.  And regarding a tool for documenting the installation (installation paths, db names etc), is anyone aware if one exists ?


    Yes, Garth is the best person who provides the free documentation tool for SMS and SCCM / ConfigMgr :)

    See, http://www.enhansoft.com/pages/downloads.aspx


    Anoop C Nair - @anoopmannur

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    Friday, January 27, 2012 11:27 AM
  • Thanks.  Does the SMS backup task include the reporting ?
    Friday, January 27, 2012 4:27 PM
  • In SMS 2003, Yes it does.


    http://www.enhansoft.com/
    Friday, January 27, 2012 4:41 PM
  • thanks.
    Friday, January 27, 2012 4:42 PM
  • It will back up everything that you need to restore your Primary server. It will however NOT backup your source files for packages or images, use a traditional backup for those items.thanks for sharing the information.
    Saturday, February 4, 2012 4:53 AM
  • Jamewhite86, Are you asking a question?
    http://www.enhansoft.com/
    Saturday, February 4, 2012 2:54 PM
  • How could execute that scrit?

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    Sunday, March 25, 2012 9:11 AM
  • How could execute that scrit?


    What script are you talkig about? Doc sctipt? It is just a vbs script, so I'm not sure what you are asking.

    http://www.enhansoft.com/

    Sunday, March 25, 2012 2:23 PM