You can set individual recovery settings for each domain controller in your recovery project. For more information about these settings, see Domain controller recovery settings and progress.
To specify recovery settings for a domain controller
You can only restore domain controllers from backups created with Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition. The Forest Recovery Console provides the following methods for you to select backups for recovery:
The next sections describe each of these methods.
You can use the Forest Recovery Console to automatically select backups for multiple domain controllers in your recovery project. This method allows you to specify a time period, and then automatically select the latest backup created in that period for particular domain controllers in the project.
To automatically select backups
Table 26: Automatic backup selection options
|Use latest backup||Allows you to use the most recent backup registered with Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition for a given domain controller.|
|Use latest backup created before <Date> and after <Date>||Allows you to specify a date range and use the most recent backup from that range for a particular domain controller.|
|Use backups on DCs whenever possible||
When this check box is selected, Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition first searches DCs to be restored for backups that meet the criteria you have specified. If no suitable backups found on the DCs, Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition will search the Forest Recovery Console computer for backups.
By selecting this check box, you can avoid unnecessary backup file copying from the Forest Recovery Console to the DCs to be restored and thus speed up the recovery process.
To view which backup was automatically selected for a domain controller, select that domain controller in the list, open the Settings tab, and see the backup file path and name in the Backup file box.
To manually select a different backup, clear the Use backup criteria to automatically select a backup file check box, and click the Select button to select a backup.
This method allows you to manually select any backup for a given domain controller in the recovery project. You can only select from backups registered with Recovery Manager for Active Directory.
To manually select a backup