Best way to backup DHCP Server

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Dave Bowman, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Dave Bowman

    Dave Bowman Guest

    I want to execute a daily backup of my Windows 2003 DHCP server cfg
    (besides the default backup the system makes on
    c:\windows\system32\dhcp\backup) in order to save the cfg to another
    server just in case a crash occurs
    I see I could schedule a "netsh dhcp server" command but I do not
    understand the difference between the options DUMP and EXPORT.
    Is an option better than the other for my task?

    Dave Bowman, Apr 15, 2004
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  2. I want to execute a daily backup of my Windows 2003 DHCP server cfg

    Here is the article that we have fro just this process:

    325473 HOW TO: Move a DHCP Database to a Computer That Is Running Windows

    Looks like Export is the way to go here Dave.

    T.J. Campana [MSFT]
    Microsoft EPS Networking
    TJ Campana [MSFT], Apr 15, 2004
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  3. Dump outputs just the commands required to rebuild the configuration.
    Meaning it will give you the scopes, superscopes, reservations, options, but
    not the lease records.

    Export will give you the complete configuration, as well as all the lease
    However, keep in mind that Export/Import functionality requires a service
    stop/start in order to complete, so while you are exporting, your service is


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    Chris Edson [MSFT], Apr 20, 2004
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