Backup and restore

The data in a XenDesktop environment resides in two different types of storages. If you refer back to our network diagram at the beginning of the chapter, data is stored for the XenDesktop infrastructure in the SQL database, while VMs and user data are housed on a separate storage. As mentioned earlier, it is a good practice to build HA and Disaster Recovery into the architecture. As an additional safeguard, you should get into the practice of backing up data, to avoid data loss in the event of a disaster.

Backing up a SQL Server

Consult the Microsoft SQL Server documentation for more information on how you should schedule regular backups. The following steps will help you to get a one-time manual backup done.


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