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Disaster Recovery - Windows NT Server

By ogruizr ·
I have Windows NT Server with some devices configured and working fine. I create an ERD (Emergency Repair Disk) monthly with rdisk command or everytime my system change and I backup the system folder (C:\winnt) weekly. Is it enough to a Disaster Recovery Strategy. I need to be sure that I can recovery my server.

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by timwalsh In reply to Disaster Recovery - Windo ...

With the information you have given, it's impossible to answer your question.

What is the server being used for? File server? Application server? Email server? Web server? Domain controller? Each of these uses generally has a different set of backup requirements. Assuming your server is used as more than just a print server, merely backing up c:\winnt will usually not allow you to fully recover functionality.

You must worry about not only backing up critical system files, but also data pertaining to whatever you use the server for.

What are your recovery requirements (time)? Are they such that you can afford to have the server offline for a day or two to reload all your other applications?

What is the criticality of data on your server? This could drive how often you need to back things up. It doesn't do you any good to have a week-old backup if you lose important changes made yesterday.

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by ogruizr In reply to Disaster Recovery - Windo ...

It is a File Server. I have a Full Backup of all Files. The most important for me is let the server online again. After that I do a recovery with the full backup of Files. Is it enough with ERD and System Files to let the server online???

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