LKBEN10578: Howto backup windows 2003 system state from active directory controller with command line


You want a system state backup from the command line




You can use ntbackup with certain parameters to do the job. e.g:

ntbackup backup SYSTEMSTATE /j "Command Line Backup" /f "c:ad-exportad-backup.bkf"

You can also use this script:

echo off
rem this will backup your system state and write a logfile
rem Wim Peeters 6 Nov 2007

rem make shure we have c: emp for our logfile!
if not exist c: emp mkdir c: emp

echo %DATE% %TIME% > c: empackup.log
echo Starting backup of systemstate on %computername% >> c: empackup.log

ntbackup backup SYSTEMSTATE /j "Command Line Backup" /f "c:ad-exportad-backup.bkf"

echo %DATE% %TIME% >> c: empackup.log
echo %DATE% %TIME% End of our backup >> c: empackup.log


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.