How to take System State Backup in Windows Server 2012 R2

How to take System State Backup in Windows Server 2012 R2

For every Organization, their data is valuable and it takes time, efforts and money to re-create the lost data. Sometimes,  even it can’t be re-created in that case it would lead to big loss to the Organization. So, to overcome all the outages incurred because of accidental deletion or corruption of data, backup is required. In this post, we’ll discuss the steps to take System State Backup in Windows Server 2012 R2. System state backup would result in taking backup of all the objects of Active Directory.





In this example, we have only one Domain Controller in the environment and we have an OU named Sales and few Users in the OU. System State backup includes the data like Boot files, System files, Registry, Active Directory, Sysvol etc. The System State backup that we’ll take, it would take backup of OU (how to create OU) and Users that we have created in our Domain.

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