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Windows Server 2008 : Schedule Regular Full Server Backups of a Domain Controller by Using the Command Line

10/29/2010 7:21:18 PM
To schedule a regular full server backup of a domain controller by using the command line, perform the following steps:
1.
Log on to the domain controller you want to back up.

2.
Click Start, and click Command Prompt.

3.
To obtain the Disk Identifier value to use for the backup target, type the following command into the Command Prompt window, as shown in Figure 1, and then press Enter:

wbadmin get disks

Figure 1. Obtaining a disk identifier.


4.
Copy the value Disk Identifier value.

5.
In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter:

wbadmin enable backup -addtarget:{41fa84da-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} -schedule:21:00 -include:C: -quiet

Table 1 lists each parameter used in the previous command.

Table 1. Parameters to Schedule Regular Full Server Backups of a Domain Controller by Using the Command Line
ParameterMeaning
enable backupConfigure and enable a daily backup.
-addtarget:The storage location of the backups. {41fa84da-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} represents the object identifier retrieved in Step 3.
-scheduleThe schedule of the daily backups.
-includeThe disks to include in the backups.
-quietDo not prompt to proceed with the backup operation.

Tip

When a local drive is used as the backup target, you cannot select a drive that is included in the full backup.

6.
The status and results of the backup are written to the command prompt window, as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2. Scheduling a full backup status and results in the command prompt window.


Tip

For a full list of wbadmin enable backup parameters, go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc742130.aspx.

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