How can I back up the Mission Critical Software registry key on a schedule? (NETIQKB18860)

  • 7718860
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 19-Jun-2007


How do I back up the Mission Critical Software registry key on a schedule?

Directory and Resource Administrator 6.x

Directory and Resource Administrator 7.x


In a multimaster environment, the security model and other settings are replicated from the Primary to the Secondaries, however you can also back up Mission Critical Key for extra fault taulerance on a schedule using the regback utiltity.  The regback utility is included in Microsoft Windows 2000 Resource Kit.  In addition, you can also use the NT Backup application to backup the System State.  Backups performed with the NT Backup Application will be a full backup of the entire registry. 
By using the RegBack utility with the NT task scheduler you can backup the Mission Critical Key only instead of the entire registry on a schedule. 

The syntax for the regback comand is below. 

usage: REGBACK [-m \\machinename]
               directoryPath [-u | -U outputFile]

where: -m specifies a remote Windows NT machine whose registry is to be manipulated.
       directoryPath specifies where to save the output files.

       -u specifies to dump the logged on user's profile.  Default name is
          username.dat  User -U with a file name to save it under a different na

       outputFile specifies the file name to use for the user profile

       If the -m switch is specified to backup the registry of a remote machine
          then the directoryPath is relative to that machine.


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Formerly known as NETIQKB18860