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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

Computer Collection Name (optional)

Use this page to provide the name for a new Computer Collection created by the wizard. This page appears after you select either of these options on the When to Back Up page: Create and retain Computer Collection for the selected computers or Later (configure backup scheduling).

  • Collection name. In the Collection name box, the wizard displays the default name for the new Computer Collection. You can modify the name. After you complete the wizard, the new Computer Collection is created and it includes all objects you have selected on the What to Back Up page.

 

Completing the Backup Wizard

Use this page to view and modify additional backup creation and logging settings.

  • Advanced. When you click Advanced, the wizard displays the Properties dialog box, which is similar to that described in Properties for an existing Computer Collection. The wizard creates backups using the settings you can view and modify in the Properties dialog box. The wizard also uses these settings when creating a new Computer Collection. By default, the wizard uses the default settings for Computer Collections you can view and modify with the Collection Defaults command. The Collection Defaults command appears on the Action menu when you select the Computer Collections node in the Recovery Manager Console tree.

  • Finish. Closes the wizard and starts or schedules the backup job

 

Online Restore Wizard

The Online Restore Wizard helps you recover Active Directory® objects deleted or modified since the backup. With this wizard you can selectively restore individual directory objects and object attributes from an Active Directory® backup, compare a backup with Active Directory®, compare two backups taken from the same domain controller. The wizard has the following steps:

 

Wizard Operation Mode

Use this page to choose whether to perform a restore along with reporting changes or only compare two Active Directory® backups taken from the same domain controller.

  • Compare, restore, and report changes in Active Directory. With this option, the wizard performs per-attribute comparison of selected objects between a backup and Active Directory®, and allows you to proceed to the object restore.

  • Compare two backups and report the differences. With this option, the wizard performs per-attribute comparison of selected objects between two Active Directory® backups taken from the same domain controller.

 

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