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DHCP Backup and Restore

Updated: December 11, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Maintaining a backup of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) database protects you from data loss in the event of data corruption or a hard disk failure.

There are three backup methods supported by the DHCP Server service:

  • Synchronous backups that occur automatically. The default backup interval is 60 minutes.
  • Asynchronous (manual) backups, performed by using the Backup command in the DHCP snap-in.
  • Backups using Windows Backup (Ntbackup.exe) or other backup software.

When a synchronous or asynchronous backup occurs, the entire DHCP database is saved.

Events

Event ID Source Message

1016

Microsoft-Windows-DHCP-Server

The DHCP service encountered the following error when backing up the database:
%1

1018

Microsoft-Windows-DHCP-Server

The DHCP service failed to restore the database. The following error occurred:
%1

1061

Microsoft-Windows-DHCP-Server

The DHCP Server service was unable to access the path specified for the database backups.

1062

Microsoft-Windows-DHCP-Server

The DHCP Server service was unable to access the path specified for the database

Related Management Information

DHCP Database

DHCP Infrastructure

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