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How To Backup and Export DHCP Database

Problem

If you are considering moving the DHCP service to another server then you may think that it will be a nightmare to recreate your scope settings, all your exclusions and various other settings. Not so, follow the step by step guide below on how backup and restore your DHCP database.

 

Resolution

This is quite simple, follow the steps below to do so.

1) Go to you DCHP console in Admin tools

Export DHCP

Export DHCP

2) Expand your server option then select “backup”.

Migrate DHCP

Migrate DHCP

3) You will then get an option to save the database to a folder of your choice, do so.

Move DHCP Database

Move DHCP Database

4) Now, browse to the area you saved the file to and you should see the file DHCP.TXT as seen below.

Export DHCP Database

Export DHCP Database

5) Thats it, its backed up. To restore simply select restore instead of backup as seen below and browse to the txt file.

Restore DHCP Database

Restore DHCP Database

 

Remember, now that you have migrated your DHCP database will will need to authorize your new DHCP server and also decommission the service on the old DHCP server.

Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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