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backup domain controllers

Post by daboss »

Hi all,

Any tips when backing up 2008 R2 domain controllers with Veeam 5?


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Re: backup domain controllers

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Hi David,

Everything is fairly straightforward, just make sure you're using the latest Veeam B&R version and you've enabled Application-Aware Image Processing for this VM.


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Best Practice, Backup 2008R2 Domain Controllers

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Are there any best practice documents on backing up Windows 2008R2 AD domain controllers.
Would also be interested in any feedback on restoring DCs as well.

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Re: backup domain controllers

Post by Alexey D. »

Also, there are numerous topics discussing restore process, for example:
Veeam B&R v5 recovery of a domain controller
Domain controller restore
Restore of all dcs in a domain

Please follow these links for further reading. Thanks!

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Thoughts on using Veeam to backup a domain controller

Post by snowmizer »


I know in previous versions of VMWare it wasn't necessarily a good idea to backup and restore a Windows domain controller. Now that we have a tool like Veeam I'm wondering if this is still true. Everything I'm reading about setting up virtual labs and SureBackup point to the need to have a DC backed up using Veeam. Do people use Veeam to backup their DCs? Are there any gotchas that I would need to be aware of?


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