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What should I Backup?

Recommended Backup Set
We recommend you backup the following essential Folders on your server. In the event of disaster recovery, having the folders listed below backed up will make the recovery process much easier and more efficient.

Please note that these are the default locations of these folders and may be different if you have made any custom arrangements

C:\SmarterLogs – SmarterStats
C:\SmarterMail – SmarterMail
C:\Inetpub – Websites
C:\backup – HELM & Local SQL Installation Database Backups, SSL Certificate PFX Backups
C:\Program Files\SmarterTools – SmarterMail & SmarterStats configuration settings and license information
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv – IIS Metabase Configuration Settings
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns – DNS Zone Files

If you are using ASP.NET Framework and you make configuration changes to the web.config file then you may also want to include the following folders in the backup set:


In addition to the above list, you may also want to backup your C:\Documents and Settings folder to save any files on your Desktop or My Documents folder.


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