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Recovery Manager for AD Disaster Recovery Edition 10.0.1 - Deployment Guide

Where to store backups

For each Computer Collection, you can specify where to store the Collection’s backup files. You can store backups on the computer running Recovery Manager for Active Directory, the domain controller being backed up, or any available network share.

This section provides general recommendations where to store backups to be used in specific restore scenarios, such as granular online restore of directory objects, complete offline restore of Active Directory, or Active Directory forest recovery.

For more information on how to specify backup storage settings, see the User Guide supplied with this release of Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition.

Storing backups for granular online or complete offline restores

The following diagram shows the recommended method for storing the backups you plan to use for granular online restores of directory data or complete offline restores of Active Directory:

Figure 3: Backups for Granular Online or Complete Offline Restores

It is recommended that you store such backups in a central backup storage accessible to the Recovery Manager Console via a fast and reliable link. Such a link is required because during a restore operation backup files may be copied or unpacked from the central backup storage to the computer where you are using the Recovery Manager Console.

Storing backups for forest recovery

The following diagram shows the recommended method for storing the backups you plan to use for forest recovery operations:

Figure 4: Backups for Forest Recovery

If you intend to use Recovery Manager for Active Directory to recover the entire Active Directory forest or specific domains in the forest, it is recommended that you store each backup file on the domain controller being backed up. This will considerably decrease the network utilization during backup operations and speed up the recovery process. On top of that, storing backup files on target domain controllers simplifies the permissions required to access those files.

Technical characteristics

This section provides some technical characteristics of the product.

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