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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

Deleting an alert

To delete an alert

  1. Open the recovery project that includes the alert you want to delete.
  2. On the toolbar, click Configure Alerts.
  3. In the dialog box that opens, use the Alerts list to select the alert you want to delete.
  4. Click the Remove button. If prompted, confirm the deletion of the alert.
  5. When you are finished, click OK to apply your changes.

Using recovery pauses

A recovery pause allows you to suspend the recovery of one or more domain controllers right before they enter a certain recovery stage. You can then resume the recovery of the domain controllers from the point at which it was paused.

For example, recovery pauses let you temporarily suspend the recovery of particular domain controllers in order you could perform a manual action outside of Recovery Manager for Active Directory Disaster Recovery Edition.

Important: Recovery pauses cannot be used to prioritize the recovery of certain critical domain controllers, domains, or sites in your Active Directory forest.

In your recovery project, you can use recovery pauses of the following types:

  • Manual pauses. Allow you to pause the recovery of a domain controller at any recovery step you want. A manual recovery pause only applies to one domain controller. For more information, see Managing manual pauses on page 154.
  • Automatic pauses. Allow you to pause the recovery of one or more domain controllers of your choice at the recovery stage you want. Once you configure and save an automatic pause, you can reuse or reconfigure it according to your needs. An automatic pause is only applicable to certain recovery stages. For more information, see Managing automatic pauses on page 154.

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Managing manual pauses

In a recovery project, you can use manual pauses to pause any recovery step of a domain controller.

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Creating a manual pause

To create a manual pause

  1. Open or create a recovery project.
  2. In the list of domain controllers, right-click the domain controller whose recovery you want to pause, and then click Pause next recovery step on the shortcut menu.

The manual pause will activate before the next recovery step begins for the domain controller. The pause does not apply to the recovery step that is currently underway.

To view the current and the next recovery step for a domain controller, use the Progress tab in the Domain Controller Recovery Settings and Progress area.

Releasing a manual pause

To release a manual pause

  1. In the list of domain controllers, right-click the domain controller on which you want to release an active manual pause.
  2. On the shortcut menu, click Resume next recovery step.

This command is only applicable to the currently active manual pause. It is not applicable to any automatic pauses that may be active for the domain controller.

Monitoring active pauses

To monitor active pauses, you can use the List of Domain Controllers area. The domain controllers whose recovery is currently paused are labeled with the following icon:

Table 28: Active pause icon

Icon Description

Indicates that the recovery of the domain controller is paused.

To view which recovery stage or step is now paused, click the domain controller in the list, and then open the Progress tab. The paused recovery stage or step is also labeled with the pause icon.

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