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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

Specifying recovery settings for a DC

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

  1. Create or open a recovery project.
  2. In the list of domain controllers, select the domain controller for which you want to specify recovery settings.
  3. Use the Settings tab to specify recovery settings.

Selecting backups for recovery

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.

Method 1: Automatically select backups based on your criteria

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

  1. Specify your backup selection criteria:
    1. Create or open a recovery project.
    2. On the Forest Recovery Console toolbar, click Backup Criteria.
    3. Select one of the following options:

Table 26: Automatic backup selection options

Option Description
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.

  1. When you are finished, click OK.
  2. Specify the domain controllers for which you want to automatically select backups:
    1. Hold down CTRL, and then click to select such domain controllers in the list of domain controllers.
    2. Open the Settings tab, and then select the Use backup criteria to automatically select a backup file check box.

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.

Method 2: Manually select backups

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

  1. Create or open a recovery project.
  2. In the list of domain controllers, select the domain controller for which you want to select a backup.
  3. Open the Settings tab, and then click the Select button next to the Backup file box to select a backup.
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