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Backing up Win2k8 DNS zone files

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I was setting up some backup jobs on my backup exec server and was wondering, “hey how the heck do I back up DNS on my domain controllers?” Well that’s easy. All you need to do is backup the DNS folder.

Location: %WinDir%\System32\dns

If you’re using other means of backups (ie. copy the folder to another location) make sure you stop the DNS Server service first:

Go to Run –> Type “cmd” –> net stop “DNS Server”

After it’s backed up make sure to start the service again:

Go to Run –> Type “cmd” –> net start “DNS Server”

With Backup Exec I really don’t have to stop/start the service since I’m utilizing “Advanced Open File Option”. This option allows to back up ANYTHING even it’s running in memory/locked or whatever.


Written by thlnk3r

August 12, 2011 at 23:32

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