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Chapter 8.4. Windows Internet Name Servi... > Backing Up and Restoring the WINS Da...

Backing Up and Restoring the WINS Database

WINS has its own built-in mechanism for backing up the WINS database. After it is configured with a backup directory path in the WINS Server Properties (in the Action menu), it performs a backup on the database every three hours. This interval can be adjusted. When the backup runs, WINS creates a \Wins_bak\New folder in the path specified. When no path is configured, the default backup path is in the root folder of the system partition. Do not back up the database to a network drive.

In the event that the WINS database needs to be backed up immediately, such as to test a new backup path, the Action menu in the WINS console has a Backup Database option that performs a backup on demand.


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