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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

Restoring AD LDS (ADAM)

With Recovery Manager for Active Directory, you can perform an online restore of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS), previously known as Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM), by using one of the following methods:

Note that some AD LDS (ADAM) object attributes cannot be restored by using Recovery Manager for Active Directory. For more information on these attributes, see Quest Knowledge Base Article 59039 “AD DS and AD LDS Object Attributes That Recovery Manager for Active Directory Cannot Restore” at

Method 1: Restore an AD LDS (ADAM) instance from a backup created with Recovery Manager for Active Directory

Complete these steps:

Step 1: Select a backup

  1. In the Recovery Manager Console tree (left pane), expand Backups, and select the AD LDS (ADAM) node.
  2. In the right pane, select the backup from which you want to restore AD LDS (ADAM) instance.

If the backup is not available in the right pane, on the main menu, select Action, point to Register Backup, and then click Register Backup File to browse for, select, and register the backup with Recovery Manager for Active Directory.

Step 2: Restore AD LDS (ADAM) instance

  1. On the main menu, select Action | Online Restore, and step through the Online Restore Wizard for AD LDS (ADAM).
  2. On the Wizard Operation Mode page, select the Compare, restore, and report changes in AD LDS (ADAM) option. Click Next.
  3. On the AD LDS (ADAM) Instance Selection page, select the AD LDS (ADAM) instance you want to restore, and click Next.
  4. On the Backup Selection page, select the backup from which you want to restore the AD LDS (ADAM) instance, and step through the wizard to complete the restoration of the selected AD LDS (ADAM) instance.
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