System State backups

Last post 12-28-2010, 9:28 AM by Vincenzo_Basolino. 3 replies.
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  • System State backups
    Posted: 12-27-2010, 6:54 PM

    Anyone doing these anymore?  My thinking is that they are still needed for physical servers, but not for virtuals.  My question for those doing them:

    How often do you backup system state?  Daily, weekly?  Do you do them directly to tape, or to storage first, then aux copy over to tape?  I want to make sure that what I'm thinking is enough, etc.

  • Re: System State backups
    Posted: 12-28-2010, 8:13 AM

    We run them everyday into a MagLib with a dedup enabled SP

    It takes up very little diskspace.


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  • Re: System State backups
    Posted: 12-28-2010, 8:56 AM

    System state backups are still generally done daily to disk and then aux copied over to tape.



  • Re: System State backups
    Posted: 12-28-2010, 9:28 AM

    System state backups should still be performed for physical boxes and any virtuals still protected by file system iDA.  This is especially true for application servers (DC, SQL) .  System state is a vital component for full system recoveries and mining data from teh registry, sysvol and other system databases.


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