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Recovery Manager for AD Disaster Recovery Edition 10.2.2 - User Guide

Overview Getting started
Permissions required to use Recovery Manager for Active Directory Recovery Manager Console Getting and using help Configuring Windows Firewall Using Computer Collections Cloud Storage Secure Storage Server Hybrid Recovery with On Demand Recovery Managing Recovery Manager for Active Directory configuration Licensing
Backing up data
Permissions required for the Backup operation Managing Backup Agent Using a least-privileged user account to back up data Using Managed Service Accounts Active Directory backups vs Windows System State backups Creating BMR and Active Directory backups Using the Backup Wizard 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
Restoring data
Getting started with Active Directory recovery Managing deleted or recycled objects Restoring backed up Active Directory components Integration with Change Auditor for Active Directory 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
Full Replication Consolidating backup registration data Monitoring Recovery Manager for Active Directory Recovering an Active Directory forest
Forest recovery overview Deploying Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition (Disaster Recovery Edition) Permissions required to use Forest Recovery Console Forest Recovery Console Managing a recovery project Recovery methods Phased recovery Managing Forest Recovery Agent Rebooting domain controllers manually Resetting DSRM Administrator Password Purging Kerberos Tickets Managing the Global Catalog servers Managing FSMO roles Manage DNS Client Settings Configuring Windows Firewall Developing a custom forest recovery plan Backing up domain controllers Assigning a preferred DNS server during recovery Handling DNS servers during recovery Forest recovery approaches Deciding which backups to use Running custom scripts while recovering a forest Overview of steps to recover a forest Viewing forest recovery progress Viewing recovery plan Viewing a report about forest recovery or verify settings operation Handling failed domain controllers Adding a domain controller to a running recovery operation 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
Restore Active Directory on Clean OS method Bare metal forest recovery Using Management Shell Creating virtual test environments Appendices
Frequently asked questions Best practices for using Computer Collections Technical characteristics Best practices for creating backups Best practices for creating backups for forest recovery Best practices for recovering a forest Descriptions of recovery or verification steps Ports Used by Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition (Disaster Recovery Edition) 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

Permissions required to use Recovery Manager for Active Directory

Note

From version 8.8, Recovery Manager for Active Directory (RMAD) supports environments with disabled NTLM authentication and the Protected Users Security Group.

The following user account permissions are required to perform some common tasks with RMAD.







Table 1. Backup Permissions

Action Computer Permissions Needed
Discover preinstalled Backup Agent instances RMAD computer Write permission to the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder. Be a member of the Backup Operators group in the domain associated with the target domain controller.
Uninstall Backup Agent RMAD computer Write permission to the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder. Be a member of the Backup Operators group in the domain associated with the target domain controller.
Update information displayed about Backup Agent in the Recovery Manager Console RMAD computer Write permission to the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder. Be a member of the Backup Operators group in the domain associated with the target domain controller.
Automatically install Backup Agent and back up Active Directory data RMAD computer Write permission to the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder. Be a member of the Backup Operators group in the domain associated with the target domain controller.
Back up Active Directory using preinstalled Backup Agent RMAD computer Write permission to the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder. Be a member of the Backup Operators group in the domain associated with the target domain controller.

Table 2. Restore Permissions

Action Computer Permissions Needed
Perform a complete offline restore of Active Directory by using the Repair Wizard RMAD computer Write permission to the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder. Be a member of the Backup Operators group in the domain associated with the target domain controller.
Perform a selective online restore of Active Directory objects - Agentless restore RMAD computer Write permission to the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder. Be a member of the Backup Operators group in the domain associated with the target domain controller.
Perform a selective online restore of Active Directory objects - Agent-based restore RMAD computer Write permission to the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder. Be a member of the Backup Operators group in the domain associated with the target domain controller.

Table 3. Backup and Restore AD LDS (ADAM) Permissions

Action Computer Permissions Needed
Automatically install Backup Agent and back up an AD LDS (ADAM) instance RMAD computer Write permission to the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder. Local Administrator on computer hosting AD LDS (ADAM).
Back up an AD LDS (ADAM) instance using preinstalled Backup Agent RMAD computer Write permission to the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder. Local Administrator on computer hosting AD LDS (ADAM).
Restore an AD LDS (ADAM) instance RMAD computer Write permission to the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder. Local Administrator on computer hosting AD LDS (ADAM).

Table 4. RMAD cmdlets Permissions

Action Computer Permissions Needed
Run Recovery Manager for Active Directory cmdlets RMAD computer Write permission to the %ProgramData%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder.

Install Recovery Manager for Active Directory

The account must be a member of the local Administrators group on the computer where you want to install RMAD. If during the installation you specify an existing SQL Server instance, the account with which RMAD connects to that instance must have the following permissions on the instance:

  • Create Database

  • Create Table

  • Create Procedure

  • Create Function

Open and use the Recovery Manager Console

The account must be a member of the local Administrators group on the computer where the Recovery Manager Console is installed. The account must also have the following permissions on the SQL Server® instance used by RMAD:

  • Insert

  • Delete

  • Update

  • Select

  • Execute

Preinstall Backup Agent manually

The account you use to access the target computer must be a member of the local Administrators group on that computer.

Upgrade Backup Agent

The account you use to access the target computer must be a member of the local Administrators group on that computer.

Discover preinstalled Backup Agent instances

The account used to access the target domain controllers must:

  • Have the Write permission on the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder that is located on the RMAD computer.

  • Be a member of the Backup Operators group on each target domain controller.

Uninstall Backup Agent

The account used to access the target domain controllers must:

  • Have the Write permission on the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder that is located on the RMAD computer.

  • Be a member of the Backup Operators group on each target domain controller.

Update information displayed about Backup Agent in the Recovery Manager Console

The account used to access the target domain controllers must:

  • Have the Write permission on the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder that is located on the RMAD computer.

  • Be a member of the Backup Operators group on each target domain controller.

Automatically install Backup Agent and back up Active Directory data

To automatically install Backup Agent, the account must:

  • Have the Write permission on the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder located on the Recovery RMAD computer.

  • Local Administrator permissions on the target domain controller.

To back up data, the account must be a member of the Backup Operators group on the target domain controller.

Back up Active Directory using preinstalled Backup Agent

The account used to access the target domain controllers must:

  • Have the Write permission on the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder that is located on the RMAD computer.

  • Be a member of the Backup Operators group on each domain controller to be backed up.

Perform a complete offline restore of Active Directory by using the Repair Wizard

If you restore data to a domain controller where User Account Control (UAC) is not installed or disabled:

  • The account you use to access the domain controller must be a member of the Domain Admins group.

If you restore data to a domain controller where User Account Control (UAC) is enabled:

  • The account you use to access the domain controller must be the built-in Administrator on that computer.

In both these cases, the account you use to access the domain controller must have the Write permission on the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder located on the RMAD computer.

Perform a selective online restore of Active Directory objects

Agentless restore (used by default in Online Restore Wizard)

The account used to access target domain controllers must:

  • Have the Write permission on the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder that is located on the RMAD computer.

  • Reanimate Tombstones extended right in the domain where objects are to be restored.

  • Write permission on each object attribute to be updated during the restore.

  • Create All Child Objects permission on the destination container.

  • List Contents permission on the Deleted Objects container in the domain where objects are to be restored.

  • Replicating Directory Changes permission.

For more details, see Agentless method.

Agent-based restore

  • The account used to access target domain controllers must have domain administrator rights.

For more details, see Agent-based method.

Restore a Group Policy object

The account used to access the target domain controller must:

  • Be a member of the Group Policy Creator Owners group.

  • Have Full Control privilege on the Group Policy object.

  • Be a member of the Backup Operators group.

  • Have sufficient permissions to read/write Active Directory objects linked to the Group Policy object.

Automatically install Backup Agent and back up an AD LDS (ADAM) instance

The account used to access the computer hosting the instance must:

  • Have the Write permission on the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder that is located on the RMAD computer.

  • Be a member of the local Administrators group on the computer hosting the AD LDS (ADAM) instance

Back up an AD LDS (ADAM) instance using preinstalled Backup Agent

The account used to access the computer hosting the instance must:

  • Have the Write permission on the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder located on the RMAD computer.

  • Be a member of the local Administrators group on the computer hosting the AD LDS (ADAM) instance.

Restore an AD LDS (ADAM) instance

The account used to access the computer hosting the instance must:

  • Have the Write permission on the %AllUsersProfile%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder located on the RMAD computer.

  • Be a member of the local Administrators group on the computer hosting the AD LDS (ADAM) instance.

Access the SQL reporting database

To access the SQL reporting database (%ProgramData%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory\DBReporting\RecoveryManager-Reporting-<host name>), the account must be assigned to db_datareader, db_datawriter roles and have rights to run all the usp_* procedures, as follows:

  • usp_GetSummaryReportBody

  • usp_GetSessionErrors

  • usp_GetReportsList

  • usp_GetReportsHeader

  • usp_GetReportBody

  • usp_GetReplicationHistory

  • usp_GetOptionalObjects

  • usp_GetOptionalAttributes

  • usp_GetObjectChildren

  • usp_GetObjectAttributes

  • usp_GetAllObjects

  • usp_GetAllChildObjects

  • usp_GetAllAttributes

Run Recovery Manager for Active Directory cmdlets

Verify that the user account under which you run RMAD Management Shell console has the Write permission to the %ProgramData%\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory folder. Otherwise, you will get warning messages when you run the snap-in cmdlets.

 

Recovery Manager Console

Recovery Manager for Active Directory (RMAD) includes an MMC snap-in (also known as the Recovery Manager Console) to ensure intuitive operation and close integration with the Windows® operating system.

Note

Machine that hosts the Recovery Manager Console must have same or higher version of Windows® operating system than the processed domain controllers. Otherwise, the online compare and object search in a backup during the online restore operation may fail.

To start the Recovery Manager Console

On the Start screen, click the Recovery Manager for Active Directory tile.

When started for the first time, the Recovery Manager Console looks similar to the following:

Resources/Images/RMAD_console.png

The main viewing area of the window is divided into two panes. The left pane contains the console tree, showing the items that are available in the snap-in. The right pane, known as the details pane, is used to display information about those items. The window also contains command menus and toolbars that are provided by both the MMC and the snap-in.

The information in the details pane changes accordingly when you select items in the console tree. To perform management tasks, you can click or right-click entries in the details pane and then use commands on the Action menu or shortcut menu.

You can move objects by selecting them in a source folder and then dragging the selection to a destination folder. If the drop operation is not allowed, the mouse pointer changes accordingly.

For more information about how to navigate an MMC snap-in, refer to Microsoft Management Console Help.

The console tree includes the following items:

  • Replication Using this node you can add multiple console instances to the replication console list and perform the data replication from source consoles to the local one. For more information, see Full replication and Consolidating backup registration data.

  • Backup Agent Management. Provides a central location for managing Backup Agent on computers added to Computer Collections. You can use this node to discover all preinstalled instances of Backup Agent and to manually install, uninstall, or update the agent on computers in Computer Collections (such as domain controllers and AD LDS (ADAM) hosts). For more information, see Managing Backup Agent.

  • Storage Using this node you can create and manage secondary storage locations such as Secure Storage and Cloud Storage. Computer collections can be configured to copy backups to secondary storage locations after creation and saving to remote and local storage, see Secure Storage Server and Cloud Storage.

  • Computer Collections. Contains a list of user-defined collections of computers. When you select a collection in the console tree, the details pane displays a list of all members of that collection. For more information, see Using Computer Collections.

  • Active Directory. Contains nodes representing the forests and AD LDS (ADAM) configuration sets to which the Recovery Manager Console is currently connected. You can browse forests and AD LDS (ADAM) configuration sets for computers and AD LDS (ADAM) instances, respectively.

    • To add a forest to the list, select Active Directory, and then, on the Action menu, click Connect to Forest.

    • To add an AD LDS (ADAM) configuration set to the list, select Active Directory, and then, on the Action menu, click Connect to AD LDS (ADAM).

  • Sessions. Contains a list of all backup-creation sessions performed by RMAD. When you select a session in the console tree, the details pane reports information about that session, such as whether backups were successfully created during the session.

  • Backups. Contains a list of the Active Directory® backups, AD LDS (ADAM) and BMR backups registered in the backup registration database of RMAD. When you select Active Directory or AD LDS (ADAM) under the Backups node, the details pane displays a list of all registered AD backups or AD LDS (ADAM) backups respectively.

You can use the Properties dialog box provided for the Active Directory® or AD LDS (ADAM) node, to filter the list of backups displayed in the details pane.

 

Getting and using help

Help topics and tips provided with Recovery Manager for Active Directory help you accomplish your tasks. To get assistance while you work:

  • On the Help menu, click Help Topics. This displays the Help Viewer. To find a Help topic, use the Contents and Search tabs of the Help Viewer.

  • To see a brief description of a wizard page or a dialog box, press the F1 key or click the Help button.

  • To see a brief description of a menu command or a toolbar button, point to the command or button. Descriptions of toolbar buttons appear as tool-tips.

Descriptions of menu commands appear in the status bar at the bottom of the window. If the status bar is not displayed, click Customize on the View menu, and then select the Status bar check box in the Customize View dialog box.

 

Configuring Windows Firewall

A firewall enabled in your environment may block traffic on ports used by Recovery Manager for Active Directory (RMAD), preventing you from backing up or restoring data. Before you start using RMAD, make sure your firewall does not block traffic on ports used by RMAD.

This section provides instructions on how to configure built-in Windows Firewall on a the domain controllers to be backed up, so that RMAD could back up data on that computer.

The section covers the following methods:

 

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