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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

Forest Recovery Console

Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition provides a Forest Recovery Console where you can manage and monitor the recovery of the entire Active Directory forest or specific domains.

Where to Install the Forest Recovery Console?

The best practice is to install the Forest Recovery Console on a standalone computer. For more details, see Best practices for recovering a forest.

To start the Forest Recovery Console

  • Complete the steps related to your version of Windows:

Table 16: Starting the Forest Recovery Console

Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2
A later version of Windows
  1. Click Start.
  2. Point to All Programs | Quest | Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition.
  3. Click Forest Recovery Console
On the Start screen, click the Forest Recovery Console tile.

When opened for the first time, the Forest Recovery Console starts a wizard that helps you retrieve the Active Directory forest infrastructure information and create a recovery project for the forest. For more information, see Managing a recovery project.

The Forest Recovery Console has the following elements:


Forest Recovery Console elements

Element Description
Menu Bar Provides commands allowing you to create, open, save, and manage a recovery project. For more information, see Managing a recovery project
Toolbar Provides buttons for managing the current recovery project. For more information, see Toolbar.
Project Summary Provides information about the current project and allows you to manage active recovery alerts and pauses in the project. For more information, see Project summary.
List of Domain Controllers Provides a list of domain controllers in the current project. You can sort or filter the entries in the list by a number of criteria. For more information, see List of domain controllers.
Domain Controller Recovery Settings and Progress Allows you to manage recovery settings and view recovery progress for the domain controllers currently selected in the list. For more information, see Domain controller recovery settings and progress.
Errors and Warnings

Displays warnings and critical errors, if any, for the recovery project. This area is located in the bottom-right corner of the Forest Recovery Console window.

To view critical errors, point to the red cross. To view warnings, point to the yellow exclamation sign.

The yellow exclamation sign and red cross become available only when there are any warnings or critical errors for you to view.

In this section:

For more information on permissions required to use the Forest Recovery Console and recover an Active Directory forest or specific domains, see Permissions required to use Forest Recovery Console.

Toolbar

The Forest Recovery Console toolbar has the following buttons:

Table 17: Toolbar buttons

Button Description
Verify Settings Collects and saves the information to be used for recovery from all domain controllers in the recovery project. Then, checks the project’s recovery settings against the collected information to provide you information about any inconsistencies. For more information, see Verifying recovery project settings.
Start Recovery Starts the recovery operation on the current recovery project.
Continue Recovery Resumes the recovery operation that was automatically suspended at a certain stage. For example, Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition may suspend the forest recovery operation to prompt you for an action. The recovery may also be automatically suspended if the restore of a domain controller fails. For more information, see Handling failed domain controllers.
Abort Cancels the currently running recovery or verify settings operation.
Backup Criteria Allows you to specify backup selection criteria to automatically select a backup file for each domain controller you want to restore from backup. For more information, see Selecting backups for recovery.
Configure Alerts Allows you to create, modify, or delete recovery alerts in the current project. For more information, see Using recovery alerts.
Configure Pauses Allows you to create, modify, or delete recovery pauses in the current project. For more information, see Using recovery pauses.

Project summary

This area provides some basic information about the current recovery project, such as the Active Directory forest name and the number of domains and domain controllers in the forest. For a diagram that illustrates the Forest Recovery Console elements, see Forest Recovery Console.

When you are running a recovery or verify settings operation, the Project Summary area provides the following elements:

Table 18: Project Summary elements

Element Description
Active alerts Displays the number of active recovery alerts in the recovery project. Click this link to manage active alerts and view their details. For more information, see Using recovery alerts.
Active pauses Displays the number of active recovery pauses in the recovery project. Click this link to manage active pauses and view their details. For more information, see Using recovery pauses.

List of domain controllers

This area provides a list of all domain controllers in the current recovery project along with some basic information about each domain controller, such as domain controller name, domain, site, FSMO roles, specified recovery method, recovery pause status, and currently selected backup (if any) and its age.

You can use the list of domain controllers to perform a number of commands on the domain controllers in the recovery project.

For a diagram that illustrates the Forest Recovery Console elements, see Forest Recovery Console.

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