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Back Up Domain Data

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Back up your Windows 2000 domain data before you begin the upgrade. This task varies according to the operations and procedures that already exist in your environment. At minimum, complete the following steps:

  • To allow for fault tolerance, ensure successful replication between two domain controllers in each domain.

  • Back up two domain controllers in each domain in the forest, including System State data.

    • Test all backup media to ensure that the data can be restored successfully.


  • Store backup media in a secure off-site location designated by, and accessible to, the upgrade team before you begin the upgrade process.

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