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Reconfiguring Automatic DHCP Backup


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Is there a way to change how frequently the DHCP server runs an auto backup?
I believe that the default is every 60 minutes.
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what are you trying to back up? the record of what mac address has what ip address? Why do you want to do that?
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I'm in an MCSE class and we were wondering if there was a way to change the intervals. No particular reason
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intervals--you mean the LEASE time?
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And yes, what MACS have what IP's
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Not the Leases. By intervals I mean how often the DHCP physically backs up it's database. The default is every 60 minutes.
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netsh dhcp server {serverid} set databasecleanupinterval {newintervalminutes}

so assuming your dhcp server is named DHCPSERVER

netsh dhcp server DHCPSERVER databasecleanupinterval 120

would set the backup to 2 hours
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Now, would I run this in a command window?
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yes

you might want to check the syntax on that...

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netsh dhcp /?
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been a while since I had to do that .... this is windows 2003, correct?

and if you get an A on the homework, do I get extra credit?
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Sure thing! I also found it in the Netsh/DHCP Help & Support. But your code worked perfectly. Thank.
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great!---i got lucky...even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every once in a while
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