ADAM Backup generating an Event 2089

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by jskalicky, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. jskalicky

    jskalicky Guest

    I have two adam instances installed in a domain. The OS they are running on
    is Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2. I have been performing NT backups of the
    entire "C" drive where ADAM is installed as well as a system state backup of
    the machine. I am getting Event ID 2089 warning messages in the ADAM event
    logs that the partitions need to be backed up. I opened up a case with MS
    about this in February of 08 and they told me it was a bug with the VSS
    writer updating the dsasignature attribute. My question is if I continue to
    get these messages the user objects in ADAM will not tombstone? Is that
    correct? I.e. If Adam was never backed up would it start tombstoning objects?
    jskalicky, Nov 20, 2009
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    Lee Flight Guest


    I remember this issue and reproduced and reported it, did you not
    get any follow-up from PSS as to a fix?

    The warning should is just that a warning it tries to tell you about how
    useful your backups are relative to the tombstone lifetime however
    due to the bug the system does not know when your last backup
    was, so long as you know that your backups are not older than
    the tombstone lifetime you should be OK [1],[2]

    Lee Flight

    Lee Flight, Nov 23, 2009
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