Backing up system state data, files, and other data on your system is an important aspect of planning a reliable configuration. If you do not back up your data, you might not be able to recover important information or settings when problems occur. Microsoft® Windows® 2000 provides a backup utility that you can use to make sure that up-to-date copies of your data can be readily restored.

In This Chapter

Overview of Backups

Establishing a Backup Plan

Backing Up System State Data

Using Backup

Backing Up Windows 2000 Services and NTFS Features