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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

Unpacked Backups tab

NOTE: Options on this tab are not supported for BMR backups.

This tab allows you to override the global (or default) settings used to automatically unpack backups for all Computer Collections.

On this tab, you can use the following elements:

  • Use global settings. Specifies to use the global settings to automatically unpack each backup upon its creation.
  • Unpack each backup upon its creation. Allows you to configure settings specific to the Computer Collection to automatically unpack each backup upon its creation. In this option, you can specify the number of recent backup creation sessions from which you want to keep unpacked backups for each domain in the Computer Collection or select the domain controllers you need. Other backups created for the Computer Collection will be automatically deleted.
  • Do not unpack backups. Specifies not to unpack backups created for the Computer Collection.

For more information on managing unpacked backups, see Unpacking backups.

Container and site properties

For a container such as an Active Directory domain, organizational unit, or site added to a Computer Collection, the properties are used to specify an explicit list of the domain controllers or AD LDS (ADAM) instances for which backups are not to be created.

To view and modify properties for a container or site

  1. In the Recovery Manager Console tree, select the Computer Collection that holds the container or site.
  2. In the details pane, click the container or site, and then click Properties on the Action menu.

The next subsections provide descriptions for the following:

Properties for a domain or organizational unit

The Properties dialog box for a domain or organizational unit added to a Computer Collection includes the following elements:

  • Exclusion list. Lists domain controllers that reside in the selected container for which backups are not to be created when backing up the Computer Collection. In the list, each entry includes the following fields:
    • Name. Displays the name of domain controller.
    • Site. Displays the name of the site in which domain controller is located.
  • Modify. Opens a dialog box that allows you to modify the Exclusion list. The dialog box includes the following elements:
    • Available domain controllers. Lists domain controllers to be backed up when backing up Computer Collection. To exclude domain controllers from backup, select them in the list, and then click Add.
    • Domain controllers excluded from backup. Lists domain controllers excluded from backup when backing up Computer Collection. To have Recovery Manager for Active Directory back up domain controllers, select them in the list, and then click Remove.
    • Add. Adds domain controllers selected in Available domain controllers to the Domain controllers excluded from backup list.
    • Add All. Adds all domain controllers from Available domain controllers to the Domain controllers excluded from backup list.
    • Remove. Moves the domain controllers selected in Domain controllers excluded from backup to the Available domain controllers list.
    • Remove All. Clears the Domain controllers excluded from backup list. After you click this button, the list Available domain controllers will include all domain controllers that are located in the selected OU or domain.

Properties for an Active Directory site

You can view properties for an Active Directory site added to a Computer Collection or located in the Active Directory node in the console tree.

The Properties dialog box for an Active Directory site located in the Active Directory node in the console tree provide general information about the selected site, such as its location and description.

The Properties dialog box for an Active Directory site added to a Computer Collection includes the following elements:

  • Exclusion list. Lists domain controllers that reside in the selected site for which backups are not to be created when backing up the Computer Collection. In the list, each entry includes the following fields:
  • Name. Displays the name of domain controller
  • Site. Displays the name of the site in which domain controller is located.
  • Modify. Opens a dialog box that allows you to modify the Exclusion list. The dialog box includes the following elements:
  • Available domain controllers. Lists domain controllers to be backed up when backing up Computer Collection. To exclude domain controllers from backup, select them in the list, and then click Add.
  • Domain controllers excluded from backup. Lists domain controllers excluded from backup when backing up Computer Collection. To back up domain controllers, select them in the list, and then click Remove.
  • Add. Adds domain controllers selected in Available domain controllers to the Domain controllers excluded from backup list.
  • Add All. Adds all domain controllers from Available domain controllers to the Domain controllers excluded from backup list.
  • Remove. Moves the domain controllers selected in Domain controllers excluded from backup to the Available domain controllers list.
  • Remove All. Clears the Domain controllers excluded from backup list. After you click this button, the list Available domain controllers will include all domain controllers that are located in the selected site.
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