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Server 2012 - System State backup - exclude winsxs - any issues?

I have a Windows 2012 server that is running a daily system state backup. My question(s) are: Would the system state backup normally include c:\windows\winsxs? Can I exclude this folder and still ...
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WBAdmin SystemState Problems

I recently installed DHCP on my 2008R2 Server and now Backup Exec and WBAdmin/WSB is having System State issues. Essentially, after some research, I came across a handy tool called VSHADOW which has ...
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Active Directory disaster recovery with DPM

I have a sort of catch-22 question here. Suppose I'm using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (2010 or 2012, it works the same way) to backup, amongst various other things, my Active ...
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Is the size of this system state backup normal

I administer a small network, 2 Windows 2003 servers with around 30 users + Exchange. The system state backup generates a 28 GB file. Is this normal? I think it's too big for just 30 users + 30 ...
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Risks of having only one domain controller

Are there any risks besides downtimes, if there is only a single domain controller for a small company? I did some research and everyone recommends at least two domain controllers, but I can't find a ...
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Using Windows Server Backup to schedule a System State backup and I get “The system cannot find the path specified”

When using Windows Server Backup on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise to schedule a System State backup and I get "The system cannot find the path specified". The dedicated drive I'm using is freshly ...
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Backup Exec System State

Does anybody see any point in backing up System State using 'Backup Exec' when 'Backup Exec System Recovery' is running on a server? The only good thing i can see coming from it is having the System ...
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ntfrs and security folders on Domain Controller

every day Domain Controller backup reports some warnings about these files: C:\WINDOWS\ntfrs\jet\ntfrs.jdb C:\WINDOWS\ntfrs\jet\temp\tmp.edb C:\WINDOWS\security\Database\secedit.sdb ...
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System State Backup Retention Policies

I was wondering if there was a general consensus on how long to keep system state backups. I am trying to reevaluate our current backup process, and trying to get a good handle on our current storage ...
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How to get partition information from non-booting server?

Need to manually rebuild a mirrored array on a server and am in the process of reinstalling SBS 2003 on it. However, it's a Dell server, and know that there's the Dell FAT32 diagnostics partition, a ...
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Best practices for system state backups with Backup Exec

As our virtual infrastructure keeps growing with more virtual servers I've noticed that our backup job (both weekly and daily) has grown to the point where I have no maintenance window left to patch ...
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Extract registry key from NTBackup System State backup

A Windows Server 2003 machine died recently but I need some information that was contained in the now-defunct server's registry. I have a "System State" backup file created by the Windows Server 2003 ...
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System State Backups using NTbackup fail with error 0x800423f4 (relating to volume shadow copy)

We have a Windows Server 2003 R2 running Service Pack 2. It is a domain controller (Global Catalog) and our main internal DNS server. We run a System State backup of the machine to back up Active ...
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Backing up system state

We use Symantec backup exec 12. We don't feel it is necessary to backup the system state nightly. We are opting to back it up monthly or if system changes are made. I have read articles on what ...
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What is a system state backup for?

The windows backup utility comes with an option to backup the system-state. What is this for? Has it a real utility? Can I recover that windows on another machine?