[THIN] Re: Backup of DC

Good info Ron, thanks.
 
That box is also currently the License server, and home for our roaming
profiles.  The roaming profiles are critical.  I guess you are right, since
I have other XP servers set to take over as ZDC in case of ZDC failure, the
farm should be fine.


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From: Ron Oglesby [mailto:roglesby@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2003 7:44 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx



Hmm. Lets look at this a little:

The only Citrix box I have backed up at this time, is my data collector, and
of course the Data Store (separate SQL backup).  

[Ron] Ok why backup the ZDC instead of anything else? I guess my question
really is what is your recovery/deployment process for these servers anyway.
Is it backup and restore?

 

 

They want to know exactly what needs to be backed up.

[Ron] Good idea.. on a ZDC there is no data in file format.. its in ram. The
ZDC stores its current info in RAM so there is nothing special about a DC
other than it being a ZDC

 

Files and directories.  Right now I have them backing up the entire server,
reg. and all.  Better safe than sorry, right?

[Ron]

Sure. I don't backup my Citrix servers. Some people do but its pretty much a
waiste when there are simpler ways to deploy and recover the boxes. Since
you keep no data on the boxes then I would just image them or come up with a
scripted build process. Have the backup team back up your images and images
of your boot disks etc...

 

 

 

Ron Oglesby

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-----Original Message-----
From: Schneider, Chad M. [mailto:CMSchneider@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 4:01 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Backup of DC

 

My backup team is going through and cleaning up what does/doesn't get backed
up.  The only Citrix box I have backed up at this time, is my data
collector, and of course the Data Store (separate SQL backup).  They want to
know exactly what needs to be backed up.  Files and directories.  Right now
I have them backing up the entire server, reg. and all.  Better safe than
sorry, right?

 

What are your suggestions?

 

Chad Schneider
Technology Analyst
Bemis IT
920-303-7609 

 

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