When using Veritas Backup Exec and selecting System State as a backup item, what exactly is backed up? Veritas seems to refer you to Microsoft, and Microsoft tends to be equally vague about what this backup includes.
If I have a server running nothing except Windows 2003 and Microsoft SQL Server, and was to lose the machine entirely, what would I recover if I restored from a system state backup? Would the machine be usable? Would it contain any non-OS data?
Does System-State include Active Directory settings (on a domain controller, what would be restored)?
Also, please provide a verifiable reference (via URL)