Updated: January 8, 2009
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service database is a dynamic database that is updated as DHCP clients are assigned or as they release their TCP/IP configuration parameters.
The DHCP server database can be backed up and restored, or migrated to another server.
The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:
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:
When a synchronous or asynchronous backup occurs, the entire DHCP database is saved.
Database integrity refers to the ability of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) database to function properly, maintaining an uncorrupted state.
Database migration allows you to migrate or convert previous versions of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) database to the Windows Server 2008 operating system.