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How to Backup Active Directory Windows Server 2022

Let’s have a look at how to backup active directory Windows server 2022. Maintaining the probity of the information is something that every Windows Server system administrator must take into account.

There are different methods to create backups, but one of the most useful is to make use of Active Directory backups since it is where domain objects are managed. For this, the correct way is, hardware at the disk level where the information is stored and the software that performs the task, the VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) is used, this work is to coordinate all the essential actions to create an operational snapshot on the system.

Let’s see how to create Active Directory backup in Windows Server 2022.

Open Disk Management by right-clicking from the start menu.

Windows Server right-click menu

Right-click on the disk where you want to have a backup and then select the Properties.

Disk Management

Click on the shadow copy tab, click on the backup disk and then select settings.

Disk properties shadow copies

Select maximum size no limit and then click ok.

Disk properties shadow copies settings

Click ok.

Disk properties shadow copies

Active Directory Backup in Server 2022

Open Windows Server Backup, select local backups, and then click on backup once under the action menu.

Windows Server Backup Local

Backup once wizard, click next.

Backup Active Directory one wizard

Under select backup configurations, tick on the custom radio button and then click next.

Select backup configurations custom

Click Add items to select items for the backup.

Select items for backup

Select the System status box and then click ok.

Select items for backup system state

Click on the Advanced Settings.

Select items for active directory backup

Select the VSS Settings tab, select the Full VSS Backup box and then click ok.

Server backup advanced settings

Click on next

Items for backups active directory

In this case, select the Local drives box and click Next to select the drive where the active directory backup will be stored.

Windows server backup destination

Select the Backup button to start the active directory backup process.

Backup active directory confirmation

Windows server backup

Windows Server backup progress.

Windows server backup progress

Click close, once the backup is done.

Backup one wizard progress status

Active Directory backup created successfully.

Windows server backup console

This is the method to create an active directory backup copy in the Windows Server 2022 edition.

For more details please visit Microsoft

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 20 years of experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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