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Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 Resource Kit by The Microsoft IIS Team

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Back Up and Restore the Web Server to a File or Tape

You should back up a Web server before upgrading it or making configuration changes to it. A complete Web server backup includes all Web sites, applications, and data stored on the Web server. For example, before an upgrade, or before you enable client access to a target Web server, perform a complete image backup before you change any of the configuration settings on the existing Web server. The image backup provides a point-in-time snapshot of the Web server. If unforeseen problems occur during the upgrade or configuration process, you can use this backup to restore the Web server to a known configuration

A backup file can be saved to a hard disk, a floppy disk, or to any other nonremovable ...

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