Event ID 1062 — DHCP Backup and Restore

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Maintaining a backup of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) database protects you from data loss in the event of data corruption or a hard disk failure.

There are three backup methods supported by the DHCP Server service:

  • Synchronous backups that occur automatically. The default backup interval is 60 minutes.
  • Asynchronous (manual) backups, performed by using the Backup command in the DHCP snap-in.
  • Backups using Windows Backup (Ntbackup.exe) or other backup software.

When a synchronous or asynchronous backup occurs, the entire DHCP database is saved.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 1062
Source: Microsoft-Windows-DHCP-Server
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: EVENT_SERVER_DB_PATH_NOT_ACCESSIBLE
Message: The DHCP Server service was unable to access the path specified for the database

Resolve

Create a valid backup path

Reconfigure the backup path setting to a valid folder. You might need to create the folder.

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To configure the backup path setting:

  1. In the DHCP snap-in, right-click IPv4, and then click Properties.
  2. Click Advanced, and then update the Database path entry to %SystemRoot%\System32\Dhcp.

Verify

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To verify that backup and restore was successful:

  1. In the DHCP snap-in, right-click IPv4, and then click Properties.
  2. Navigate to the DHCP database path at %SystemRoot%\System32\Dhcp, and then verify the presence of recently created files.
  3. Type net start dhcpserver, and then press ENTER.** **The output of this command indicates that the server is already running, or starts the DHCP Server service if it was not already running.

DHCP Backup and Restore

DHCP Infrastructure