What I'm looking for, is info on what is contained in the server 2008 system state backup. It is incredibly large (10+ G), and annoying to backup remotely. is there a way to take a full system state, and then do like a weekly incremental?
I know the wbadmin tool, but its options are limited.
I'm also looking for the option to remove the 2nd or 3rd oldest backup.
Thanks for the updates. I have a few other questions:
1) How does everyone deal with backing up the system state for server 2008? What is your procedure?
2) We deal with over 100 separate networks, all with different configurations (hardware, OS, network, etc) and some servers have additional physical drives, and some do not. If what Jim said/linked is correct, and it has to be a local drive to avoid backing up the 10G of system state, are there any ways around this? I've heard you can edit the registry and allow wbadmin to backup the system state to the same drive, but I don't want that to be our workaround. Also, if it doesn't allow the incremental backup to a USB drive, I really don't want every system state to be appx 10G, and then try and uploading that offsite every time.
Thanks for the help everyone!