Event ID 1061 — DHCP Backup and Restore

Updated: December 11, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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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.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 1061
Source: Microsoft-Windows-DHCP-Server
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: EVENT_SERVER_BACKUP_PATH_NOT_ACCESSIBLE
Message: The DHCP Server service was unable to access the path specified for the database backups.

Resolve

Create a valid backup path

Reconfigure the backup path setting to a valid folder. You might need to create the folder.

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To configure the backup path setting:

  1. In the DHCP snap-in, right-click IPv4, and then click Properties.
  2. Click Advanced, and then update the Database path entry to %SystemRoot%\System32\Dhcp.

Verify

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To verify that backup and restore was successful:

  1. In the DHCP snap-in, right-click IPv4, and then click Properties.
  2. Navigate to the DHCP database path at %SystemRoot%\System32\Dhcp, and then verify the presence of recently created files.
  3. Type net start dhcpserver, and then press ENTER. The output of this command indicates that the server is already running, or starts the DHCP Server service if it was not already running.

Related Management Information

DHCP Backup and Restore

DHCP Infrastructure

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