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What is recommended method to Backup a Domain Controller running as a HyperV VM? RRS feed

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  • Dear Experts,

    I am running DPM 2012 R2(Rollup 8) and it is primarily backing up all VMs running on a 3 node HyperV Cluster (2012 R2). 

    Basically we have installed DPM agent on all HyperV nodes and backing up all VMs as Image backups. We have our domain controller too running on a VM within HyperV cluster. My understanding of Domain Controller and AD is very limited and as per my knowledge to restore any object you would need System State backup of Domain controller. Though I am aware, item level recovery is possible through HyperV image backup, but my question is the VM image backup of Domain controller is sufficient to recover any object.  Can we recover objects through item level recovery? What is best practice to backup Domain controller running on a VM in HyperV env?


    Saturday, February 6, 2016 10:08 AM

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