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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 by Christopher W. Urban, Ron D. Crumbaker, Chris Mosby

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16.2. Backing Up Configuration Manager

The first thing to know about backing up Configuration Manager sites is that you can automate the procedure by scheduling the Backup ConfigMgr Site Server maintenance task. We will cover this maintenance task in more detail later in the chapter.

When the Configuration Manager backup service (SMS_SITE_BACKUP) starts, it uses instructions in the backup control file, located at

<ConfigMgr Install Location>\Inboxes\smsbkup.box\smsbkup.ctl

This file can be modified in Notepad to change what the backup service takes a snapshot of, but it isn't usually necessary.

Information on the site backup process is written to the smsbkup.log file, which can be found in the default location for log files, and in the location ...

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