A copy backup copies all the files you select, but does not mark each file as having been backed up (in other words, the archive attribute is not cleared). Copying is useful if you want to back up files between normal and incremental backups
because copying does not affect these other backup operations.
Procedure to backing up the data through Normal backup:
1. Start -> Run - > type ntbackup.exe Press enter. [ It will look like this]
Now you need to click on the Add Job. You will get the following wizard. Click on Next
Select the appropriate option as per your requirement.
Select the files and folders as per your requirement for backing up the data. Click on next
After that locate the backup location where you want to take the backup & type the name of backup & Click on next
Select the Normal Backup from Drop Down List. And Click on next.
You will get the following wizard if you want to verify the data then you can choose this option. And click on next
Enter the job name and click on next.
You will get the finish wizard
Incremental backup :
An incremental backup backs up only those files that have been created or changed since the last normal or incremental backup. It marks files as having been backed up (in other words, the archive attribute is cleared). If you use a combination of normal and incremental backups, you will need to have the last normal backup set as well as all incremental backup sets to restore your data.
A differential backup copies files that have been created or changed since the last normal or incremental backup. It does not mark files as having been backed up (in other words, the archive attribute is not cleared). If you are performing a combination of normal and differential backups, restoring files and folders requires that you have the last normal as well as the last differential backup.
Authoritative Backup or System State Backup
System state backup creates a backup file for critical system related components. This backup file can be used to recover the critical system components after a crash.
Which components are backed up by the System State backup?
The Registry, boot files, as well as important system files. Then depending on their availability, the following services will be backed up as well:
Active Directory directory service, Certificate Service database, COM+ Class Registration database, SYSVOL directory.
1. Restart the domain controller.
2. When the Windows 2000 Startup menu is displayed, select Directory Services Restore Mode, and then press ENTER.
3. Restore the data from backup media for an authoritative restore. To do this, follow these steps:
a. In Directory Services Restore mode, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup to start the Windows 2000 Server Backup utility.
b. Click Restore Wizard, and then click Next.
c. Select the appropriate backup location, and then make sure that at least the System disk and System State containers are
d. Click Advanced, and then make sure that you restore junction points. If you do not use the Advanced menu, the restore
process will not be successful.
e. In the Restore Files to list, click Original Location.
f. Click OK, and then complete the restore process. A visual progress indicator is displayed.
g. When you are prompted to restart the computer, do not restart.
4. At a command prompt, type ntdsutil, and then press ENTER.
5. Type authoritative restore, and then press ENTER.
6. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
restore subtree ou=OU_Name,dc=Domain_Name,dc=xxx
7. Type quit, press ENTER, type quit, and then press ENTER.
8. Type exit, and then press ENTER.
9. Restart the domain controller.