5.3. Active Directory Backup and Recovery

Although I'll cover backups more fully in Chapter 9, "Planning Business Continuity and High Availability," for this chapter it's important to understand how to back up and restore Active Directory.

You can backup Active Directory by backing up all the critical volumes on a domain controller or by backing up system state data on a domain controller.

You can think of a volume in this context either as a partition when using basic disks or as a volume when using dynamic disks. Any physical disk can be a single partition or volume or can be divided into multiple partitions or volumes (such as C:\, D:\, and ...

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