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Recovery Manager for AD Disaster Recovery Edition 10.0.1 - User Guide

Overview Backing up data
Permissions required for the Backup operation Managing Backup Agent Using a least-privileged user account to back up data Creating backups Retrying backup creation Enabling backup encryption Backing up AD LDS (ADAM) Backing up cross-domain group membership Backing up distributed file system (DFS) data Backup scheduling Setting performance options Setting advanced backup options Using Forest Recovery Agent Unpacking backups Using e-mail notification Viewing backup creation results Getting started
Permissions required to use Recovery Manager for Active Directory Recovery Manager Console Icons in the user interface Getting and using help Configuring Windows Firewall Using Computer Collections Managing Recovery Manager for Active Directory configuration Licensing
Restoring data
Getting started with Active Directory recovery Managing deleted or recycled objects Restoring backed up System State components Using granular online restore Restoring AD LDS (ADAM) Selectively restoring Active Directory object attributes Restoring objects in an application directory partition Restoring object quotas Restoring cross-domain group membership Performing a restore without having administrator privileges Reports about objects and operations Using complete offline restore Offline restore implications Restoring SYSVOL authoritatively Performing a granular restore of SYSVOL Recovering Group Policy Restoring data from third-party backups Using the Extract Wizard Restoring passwords and SID history
Fault tolerance Consolidating backup registration data Monitoring Recovery Manager for Active Directory Recovering an Active Directory forest
Permissions required to use Forest Recovery Console Forest Recovery Console Managing a recovery project Install Active Directory from Media recovery method Install Active Directory recovery method Managing Forest Recovery Agent Rebooting domain controllers manually Specifying fallback IP addresses to access a domain controller Resetting DSRM Administrator Password Purging Kerberos Tickets Managing the Global Catalog servers Managing FSMO roles Manage DNS Client Settings Configuring Windows Firewall Forest recovery overview Selectively recovering domains in a forest Recovering SYSVOL Deleting domains during recovery Resuming an interrupted forest recovery Recovering read-only domain controllers (RODCs) Checking forest health Collecting diagnostic data for technical support
Bare metal forest recovery Using Management Shell Creating virtual test environments Using Recovery Manager for Active Directory web interface Appendices
Frequently asked questions Best practices for creating backups for forest recovery Best practices for recovering a forest Descriptions of recovery or verification steps Backup Wizard Online Restore Wizard Online Restore Wizard for AD LDS (ADAM) Group Policy Restore Wizard Repair Wizard Extract Wizard Events generated by Recovery Manager for Active Directory

Reporting Options

Use this page to specify whether or not you want to generate a comparison or restore report and what information you want in the report.

  • Generate report. When this check box is selected, the wizard generates a report based on the settings you have specified.
  • Report changed objects only. When this check box is selected, the comparison report includes information about only the objects that have been changed since the time of the backup, and the restore report includes information only about the objects that the wizard has modified or undeleted during the restore.
  • Report changed attributes only. When this check box is selected, the comparison report includes information about only the object attributes that have been changed since the time of the backup, and the restore report includes information only about the object attributes the wizard has modified during the restore.

Operation Start

This page enables you to review settings you have specified in the previous steps of the wizard. To start the operation, click Next. To change the wizard settings, click Back.

Operation Progress

This page shows the progress of the operation and lets you see a summary of the comparison results or a summary of changes made to AD LDS (ADAM) during the restore process.

  • Objects total. The number of objects the wizard has processed.
  • Different objects/Restored objects. Different objects shows the number of compared objects for which the wizard has detected differences. Restored objects shows the number of objects the wizard has restored in AD LDS (ADAM).
  • Errors occurred. The number of errors the wizard has encountered during the operation.

Operation Option

Use this page to analyze comparison reports and proceed to restore after the comparison was made.

  • View Report. Click to view comparison reports. The report is viewed and managed with Quest Reports Viewer or with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services. The application used for generating, managing and viewing the reports was specified while installing Recovery Manager for Active Directory.
  • Proceed to restore. To proceed to a restore of the selected objects, select this check box and then click Next. To quit the wizard without performing a restore, leave this check box cleared and then click Next.
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