Active Directory 2019 backup on AWS EC2

Angel Garcia Gomez 21 Reputation points
2023-06-01T15:22:00.9366667+00:00

Hi team

We are considering deploying domain controllers on AWS as ec2.

The doubt comes from the backup strategy.

AWS has a service called AWS BACKUP, the doubt is that we are not sure if recovering a snapshop is viable on the platform and not have problems.

The version we will use is windows server 2019 that although it is already prepared to virtualize AD, I have doubts about which strategy to use.

Any recommendations?

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  1. Anonymous
    2023-06-02T12:58:10.12+00:00

    The much simpler safer method is to always maintain at least two domain controllers for high availability and for disaster mitigation.

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  2. Limitless Technology 44,101 Reputation points
    2023-06-02T15:04:06.1133333+00:00

    Hello there,

    In Windows Wbadmin.exe is a command-line utility that enables you to back up and restore your operating system, volumes, files, folders, and applications from a command prompt.

    You can use either Windows Server backup or Wbadmin.exe to perform a System State backup of a domain controller to back up Active Directory. Microsoft recommends using either a dedicated internal disk or an external removable disk such as a USB hard disk to perform the backups.

    You might be guided well if you can post this in AWS-specific forums.

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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