Backing up Active Directory

There are two ways to do an Active Directory Backup natively. The first is Windows Server Backup and the second is WBADMIN.

Before you use windows server backup you need to install the Windows Server Backup feature

g1a

 

Open Windows Server Backup from the tools menu.

g2

g3

you can choose a local or online backup (I am demonstrating local)

g4

g5

Click Next

g6

Select custom and click next

In the select items for backup dialog box select add items and select the system state and click ok.

g7

g8

Click next

Select a schedule that suits your environment and click next

g9

g10

Select a destination that suits you and click next

If your backup destination it not showing click Show all available Disks

g11

Select the one you want and click Ok.

Select the correct backup disk and click next

g12

g13

At the conformation screen click finish

g14

g15

the Scheduled task can be viewed in Task Scheduler

g16

or with wbadmin

wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backupTarget:d:

You could put that in a batch file and schedule it.