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Active Directory Online Database Backup Library

The Active Directory Online Database Backup Library component provides an API that can be used to locally or remotely back up the Active Directory’s underlying Jet database while the Domain Controller (DC) is still online. This API is also used to restore an Active Directory’s Jet database, but only in Directory Services Restore Mode.


There are no services associated with this component.

Associated Components

No other components interact with this component.


There are no configurable settings for this component.


This API is meant to be used by ISVs and NTBackup only as part of a comprehensive backup solution for Active Directory DCs. This API does not provide the required functionality to back up the entire state of a DC, and therefore should not be used to solely back up a DC.

This component might be required for some third-party backup utilities and NTBackup in order to back up or restore an Active Directory installation.

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