Active Directory 2019 backup on AWS EC2

Angel Garcia Gomez 21 Reputation points

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

    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

    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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