IIS backup plan

In addition to a previous post, there a new article from Chris Adams, this time it’s about how to create backups of your webservers and web content, read his blog post “Plan to save your Web & Backing up IIS 6.0” on his blog.

The key understanding is that IIS is a part of the operating systems and has many, many dependencies on that platform. A person tasked with understanding a organizations backup strategy cannot overlook this simple fact. This webcast spent some time discussing backups but did so by looking at three major pieces:

  • IIS Web Content (i.e. inetpubwwwroot)
  • IIS Configuration (i.e. metabase.xml)
  • Operating System Components (i.e. Certificates, COM+, etc.)

Read his full post at source.