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Programmatically backup a Certificate Authority using Certutil -backup

Here is the Technet Article explaining the process. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738780.aspx

Copy this to a batch file and run it.  I typically schedule the job to run once daily, as the Local System Account. 

Note, the local computer account will need write access to the directory or share you are copying the database to.  You should also place a secure password in the command.

certutil -backup -p "password" -f -gmt -seconds -v \\ServerName\CABackup\

The directory should look similar to this after the script runs.

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