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Backing Up The Registry

By rphillips ·
The article this morning concerning Examining the Windows NT Registry stated:
Since the Registry is a vital part of Windows NT, you should perform regular backups. The best way to do this is to include the Registry during your normal backup routine.
My question is how can I include the registry in my normal backup routine?

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by SyscoKid In reply to Backing Up The Registry

It really depends on what backup software you use. For example, if you use NTbackup, just add the /b switch to your scheduled job.

Check the documentation for your particular software.

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by Power Drum In reply to Backing Up The Registry

Win2K Backup
Just as in NT 4.0, Win2K provides a free utility for backing up system and data files to tape. It supports backups written to media other than tape (e.g., to fixed or removable disks). Note, however, that this limited backup utility does not support the remote storage features that Win2K provides — that is, you can’t back up to a remote media pool using the included utility.

But most importantly for our purposes, the utility does support Registry backup and restoration. Registry backup is included as part of something called “System State” backup, which also includes critical boot files and, on domain controllers, the Active Directory (AD). To use this function, start the Win2K Backup utility by selecting Start Menu, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Backup; or type ntbackup.exe at the Start Menu, Run dialog box. When Win2K Backup starts, you see the Welcome Page, with wizards for automating the backup and restoration processes.

To back up the Registry using Win2K Backup, choose the Backup Wizard or select the Backup tab. If you use the Wizard, the next step prompts you for what you want to back up. If you run Win2K Backup on a Win2K Domain Controller, you can back up the AD as well as the Registry and data by selecting the option to back up System State data .
I hope this helps!!!!

Dave

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