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    Sorry to drag this thread up but is MS backup in 2008R2 ok for backing up Domain controllers?

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    I've always found MS Backup to be a it flaky, always used Backup Exec (which can be a bit flaky at times!)

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    Just for DC stuff its fine, just do a full shadowcopy backup so that it prunes the logs though otherwise your backups will be huge.

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    We use it to do a full bare metal backup (AD, DNS, DHCP, File Store, WSUS, WDS and everything else!) over iSCSI to a Qnap NAS box at our Primary School.
    Whole system works a treat and the entire backup of about 300Gb of data can be done in about 2hrs.
    The whole setup was very next next next done and haven't had to touch the settings once since the first time setup.
    It does full weeklys then daily incrimentals and I think we have about 100 backups on the rosta at the moment - did a full test a few weeks ago and worked a treat

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    For database disaster recovery, I think it is better to choose one reliable solution. There are many backup software on the market, acronis, to do backup, Nova. They all can do this.

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    I asked the same question some time ago, as discussed here. 2008 R2's backup isn't great, however Backupassist provides an easy to use GUI and uses the latest Microsoft technologies how they should of done it!

    I've used this at every site where I have installed 2008 R2 with a high success rate to a NAS. It also includes full reporting, so I know backups have completed the following morning when checking my mail.

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    I stopped using it after I discovered my backups (which were stored on a NAS) just wouldn't be recognised for a restore no matter what I did. After much frustration I decided it couldn't be relied upon and shelled out for Backup Exec.

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