To create the System State backup set, in client application, you should run the Backup set wizard by clicking on New backup set button in My backup sets tab.
In the Backup set wizard mark Advanced copy and select System State from dropdown list. Remember to define the backup set name.
Backup System State
To create the System State backup set, you need to choose System state option in Backup type field.
System State backup consists of perform backup of system registry, Active Directory, databases, system certifications, SysVol(contains network log in scripts, users log in for domains, group policy and files replication service) and also IIS Metabase(which stores information about Microsoft internet services in internal database).
Now user has to choose localization to write temporary data between:
- Local discs - it is necessary to select the partition, different from the system and other partitions, which contains data for VHD backup.
- Network path - there's a possibility to write temporary data on network path defined by user. In this case it is important to give the service privilege of system Windows user. This option is available only for Windows operating systems with version higher than home and also for Windows Server systems.
If you check Delete temporary path after finished backup. option, created System State file will be automatically deleted. Otherwise, it will stay in selected network path, what means that it can be used as local copy.
Performance of System State backup starts with preparing data to send it in initialization process. At this moment Virtual Hard Disk is being created. In this file data to backup from users computer is being placed.
Backup set can be started manually by user or automatically, with defined schedule.