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How To Back Up Active Directory System States

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Dear Community,

what is the best active directory backup and restore kindly suggest me.

 

Thank and regards.

 

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The better method for high availability and disaster mitigation is to maintain at least two domain controllers. If the PDC / FSMO role holder fails you can seize roles to remaining DC, perform cleanup and rebuild failed one without downtime.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/255504/using-ntdsutil-exe-to-transfer-or-seize-fsmo-roles-t...

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2008-R2-and-2008/cc...

 

Otherwise it is recommended to take, maintain, test regular bare metal backups.

 

 

 

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