RE: AD No way to backup alone

  • From: "Mark Fugatt" <mark@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 16:03:02 -0400

You cannot just transfer AD to another server.

Install the server as an additional DC of an existing domain, and let it
replicate, then DCPROMO the old server so that it is not longer a DC.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Saud [mailto:saud@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2002 3:31 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] AD No way to backup alone - Re-Vamped!

I have concluded that AD cannot be backed up separately from the
and other
items in the System State. At the beginning when I tried ntbackup and
to backup System State where one item in it was Active Directory,there
was no way to check AD by itself ! I need AD alone to transfer it to
another brand new server with different 
So,I took the pain of downloading around 98 MB of Veritas backup Exec
tried it.
The result wasn't satisfactory for me as there was an option to backup 
System State
and looks identical to that in ntbackup. So ? I am gonna restore the
mailboxes from the .PST files I created by Exmerge after following the
from Matt and
the other fellas in this list.
As for AD I am gonna create the user accounts one by one in the new
to go through the consequences of angry calls and complaints of our
cutomers. At least their mail won't be lost ! Why does Microsoft make
things impossible ?


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