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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

Showing or hiding domains

You can configure the Recovery Manager Console to show or hide specific domains located in the Active Directory forest to which the Recovery Manager Console is connected.

To show or hide domains

  1. In the Recovery Manager Console tree, expand the Active Directory node, then expand the node representing the forest that includes the domains you want to show or hide.
  2. Select the Domains node.
  3. From the main menu, select Action | Show Domains.
  4. In the Available domains list, select the check boxes next to the domains you want to show or clear the check boxes next to the ones you want to hide.
  5. When finished, click OK.

Showing or hiding sites

You can configure the Recovery Manager Console to show or hide specific sites located in the Active Directory forest to which the Recovery Manager Console is connected.

To show or hide sites

  1. In the console tree, expand the Active Directory node, then expand the node representing the forest that includes the sites you want to show or hide.
  2. Select the Sites node.
  3. From the main menu, select Action | Show Sites.
  4. In the Available sites list, select the check boxes next to the domains you want to show or clear the check boxes next to the ones you want to hide.
  5. When finished, click OK.

Licensing

The Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition license key file specifies the licensed number of user accounts in the Active Directory domains protected with the product. If the actual number of user accounts exceeds the licensed number, Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition does not stop functioning but displays a warning message each time you back up data. In this case, you need to purchase and install a new license key file allowing you to back up a greater number of user accounts or revoke licenses from the domains whose backups you no longer need.

To view information about and manage the installed license key file, you can use the License tab in the About dialog box: in the Recovery Manager Console, right-click the Recovery Manager for Active Directory console tree root, and then click About.

The License tab has the following elements:

  • Licenses purchased. Displays the maximum allowed number of user accounts you can back up using the installed license file.
  • Licenses allocated. Displays the number of user accounts backed up with the installed license file. If this number exceeds the number of purchased licenses, Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition returns a warning message each time you back up data.
  • License usage. Displays the number of user accounts backed up in each domain.
  • Revoke. Revokes licenses from the domain selected in the License usage list. Be careful, as revoking licenses from a domain deletes all backups Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition created for that domain.
  • Install License File. Allows you to install a new license key file purchased from Quest.

In this section:

Installing license key file

You need to supply a valid license key file when installing Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition.

To install a license key file

  1. In the Setup Wizard, on the User Information page, click Browse license to display the Select License File dialog box.
  2. Locate the Quest license file (*.dlv) and click Open.
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