How To Change The Bakcup Interval Of DHCP Database

by [Published on 6 Jan. 2009 / Last Updated on 22 Sept. 2008]

This article explains how you can change the Backup Interval of DHCP using a registry entry.

There are three ways to take the backup of DHCP Database in Windows Server 2008:

  • Synchronous Backups (occur automatically every 60 minutes)
  • Asynchronous Backups (performed using the DHCP Console)
  • Windows Backup (using Wbadmin.msc in Windows Server 2008) 

By default, DHCP Service takes backup of its database every 60 minutes. You can change this default behavior by modifying the following registry value:

  • KEY Name: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DHCPServer\Parameters
  • Entry Name: BackupInterval
  • Value: {in minutes}


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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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