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Backup Hi Teis, I have decided that it?s about time to Backup my new Server, and guess who I come to think about might be able to help me so I don?t do anything wrong? Right you are; you :-) It?s my new Server2003 with AD. I want to set up something automatic, would you be so kind as to help me again :-) ? Thank you Dolly

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    Dolly Peterson Dec 15, 2008

    Wow, thats allmost a novel, many many thank you :-)



    You did it again.



    Kind regards

    Dolly

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My Dear Dolly,

Do you know how time consuming this task is?
Well, as it is, I haven’t got anything exiting to right now, so what the heck.

Log in to your Domain Controller as administrator.

Click Start -> Run and type ntbackup
Click the Advanced Mode link
Click Backup Wizard
Click Next
Make sure Back up everything on this computer is selected and click Next

You can backup to a file, you place it wherever you want, just make sure you name it Friday and click Next.

Click Advanced.
Make sure Normal is selected as type of backup and click Next.

Check the box Verify data after backup and click Next (You will most likely have errors when the backup is completed and verified. This is because System State data is changed all the time. If there are too many errors, there might be problems with the file you are using to back up data.)
Click Replace the existing backups and click Next.

Click Later and in the Job Name box type Friday Nights, click Set Schedule.

In Schedule Task select Weekly and as Start time 08:00 PM (or whenever you want the backup to be scheduled). Make sure it’s set to run every 1 week and on Fridays. Click OK.

You will be prompted to run the task as a user. Use a user with privileges to backup data.
Click Next
Click Finish.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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  • Teis Thomsen
    Teis Thomsen Dec 14, 2008

    The Backup Wizard should close and you should be back in the Backup Utility. You can now verify that the backup is scheduled by clicking on the Schedule Jobs tab.



    If you want to edit the backup, you can do it from here.

    Just click the backup symbol on the day you want to edit.



    Click the Welcome tab and start the Backup Wizard again.

    Click Next.

    Select Backup selected files, drives or network data and click Next.



    Expand My Computer in the left pane and select all drives (in my case C: and D:) and click Next.

    Name it Monday and click Next

    Click Advanced

    Select Incremental as type of backup and click Next

    Check the box Verify data after backup and click Next

    Click Replace the existing backups and click Next

    Click Later and in the Job Name box type Monday Nights, click Set Schedule

    In Scheduled Task select Weekly and as Start time 11:00 PM (or whenever you want the backup to be scheduled). Make sure it’s set to run every 1 week and on Mondays.

    Click Advanced and set the Start Date the same day as when the full backup will run. In my case that is January 03, 2003, so that is the start date I choose. Click OK, click OK

    You will be prompted to run the task as a user. Use a user with privileges to backup data.

    Click Next

    Click Finish.



    Use the steps above to create incremental backups for the other five days of week.

  • Teis Thomsen
    Teis Thomsen Dec 14, 2008

    Of course all this can be done by writing a script, but I’m not very good at that.

    Remember that if you followed the steps above, you will only save the backup files for a week.

    This is probably not what you want, and you have to schedule a script to move the files every week.



    You should read the log files so that you are sure the backup was successful.

    You do this be looking in Event Viewer for error messages, and you can also read a complete report by clicking Report on the Tools menu.

    If you want to log more or less, take a look in the Options on the Tools menu, and click on the Backup Log tab.



    ---------------------------------------



    Now, I suppose you want to restore a file or document one day; then this is what you do:





    Open the Backup Utility and click the Advanced Mode link.

    Click Restore Wizard.

    Click Next.

    Expand Tuesday.bkf, find the file you want to restore and check the box in front of the file. In my case it is 0005.txt in F:\sql.





    Click Next

    Click Advanced

    Select Single Folder.

    This is because I am only restoring one file, and I don’t want to restore it to the original location.

    If I choose Alternate Location it will keep the folder structure (in my case it will create the folder sql).

    Usually you will use Alternate Location when restoring files.



    In Folder Name type where you want to restore the file (in my case c:\restore) and click Next.

    Select Leave existing files and click Next.

    Make sure Restore security settings and Preserve existing volume mount points are selected and click Next.

    Click Finish.

  • Teis Thomsen
    Teis Thomsen Dec 14, 2008

    You use the same process to restore System State data.

    Just remember that if you are restoring the System State data on a Domain Controller you must start the computer in Directory Services Restore Mode, which you access be pressing F8 when the computer is starting.

    And if you want to perform an Authoritative restore, remember to run ntdsutil before restarting the computer. You find more info about the ntdsutil by typing ntdsutil /? in a command prompt.



    Take care

    /Teis

    DO remember to vote, Please.

  • Teis Thomsen
    Teis Thomsen Dec 15, 2008

    The Backup Wizard should close and you should be back in the Backup Utility. You can now verify that the backup is scheduled by clicking on the Schedule Jobs tab.



    If you want to edit the backup, you can do it from here.

    Just click the backup symbol on the day you want to edit.



    Click the Welcome tab and start the Backup Wizard again.

    Click Next.

    Select Backup selected files, drives or network data and click Next.



    Expand My Computer in the left pane and select all drives (in my case C: and D:) and click Next.

    Name it Monday and click Next

    Click Advanced

    Select Incremental as type of backup and click Next

    Check the box Verify data after backup and click Next

    Click Replace the existing backups and click Next

    Click Later and in the Job Name box type Monday Nights, click Set Schedule

    In Scheduled Task select Weekly and as Start time 11:00 PM (or whenever you want the backup to be scheduled). Make sure it’s set to run every 1 week and on Mondays.

    Click Advanced and set the Start Date the same day as when the full backup will run. In my case that is January 03, 2003, so that is the start date I choose. Click OK, click OK

    You will be prompted to run the task as a user. Use a user with privileges to backup data.

    Click Next

    Click Finish.



    Use the steps above to create incremental backups for the other five days of week.

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