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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

Container and site properties

For a container such as an Active Directory domain, organizational unit, or site added to a Computer Collection, the properties are used to specify an explicit list of the domain controllers or AD LDS (ADAM) instances for which backups are not to be created.

To view and modify properties for a container or site
  1. In the Recovery Manager Console tree, select the Computer Collection that holds the container or site.

  2. In the details pane, click the container or site, and then click Properties on the Action menu.

The next subsections provide descriptions for the following:

 

Properties for a domain or organizational unit

The Properties dialog box for a domain or organizational unit added to a Computer Collection includes the following elements:

  • Exclusion list. Lists domain controllers that reside in the selected container for which backups are not to be created when backing up the Computer Collection. In the list, each entry includes the following fields:

    • Name. Displays the name of domain controller.

    • Site. Displays the name of the site in which domain controller is located.

  • Modify. Opens a dialog box that allows you to modify the Exclusion list. The dialog box includes the following elements:

    • Available domain controllers. Lists domain controllers to be backed up when backing up Computer Collection. To exclude domain controllers from backup, select them in the list, and then click Add.

    • Domain controllers excluded from backup. Lists domain controllers excluded from backup when backing up Computer Collection. To have Recovery Manager for Active Directory back up domain controllers, select them in the list, and then click Remove.

    • Add. Adds domain controllers selected in Available domain controllers to the Domain controllers excluded from backup list.

    • Add All. Adds all domain controllers from Available domain controllers to the Domain controllers excluded from backup list.

    • Remove. Moves the domain controllers selected in Domain controllers excluded from backup to the Available domain controllers list.

    • Remove All. Clears the Domain controllers excluded from backup list. After you click this button, the list Available domain controllers will include all domain controllers that are located in the selected OU or domain.

 

Properties for an Active Directory site

You can view properties for an Active Directory® site added to a Computer Collection or located in the Active Directory® node in the console tree.

The Properties dialog box for an Active Directory® site located in the Active Directory® node in the console tree provide general information about the selected site, such as its location and description.

The Properties dialog box for an Active Directory® site added to a Computer Collection includes the following elements:

  • Exclusion list. Lists domain controllers that reside in the selected site for which backups are not to be created when backing up the Computer Collection. In the list, each entry includes the following fields:

    • Name. Displays the name of domain controller

    • Site. Displays the name of the site in which domain controller is located.

  • Modify. Opens a dialog box that allows you to modify the Exclusion list. The dialog box includes the following elements:

    • Available domain controllers. Lists domain controllers to be backed up when backing up Computer Collection. To exclude domain controllers from backup, select them in the list, and then click Add.

    • Domain controllers excluded from backup. Lists domain controllers excluded from backup when backing up Computer Collection. To back up domain controllers, select them in the list, and then click Remove.

    • Add. Adds domain controllers selected in Available domain controllers to the Domain controllers excluded from backup list.

    • Add All. Adds all domain controllers from Available domain controllers to the Domain controllers excluded from backup list.

    • Remove. Moves the domain controllers selected in Domain controllers excluded from backup to the Available domain controllers list.

    • Remove All. Clears the Domain controllers excluded from backup list. After you click this button, the list Available domain controllers will include all domain controllers that are located in the selected site.

 

Properties for an AD LDS (ADAM) site

The Properties dialog box for an AD LDS (ADAM) site added to a Computer Collection includes the following elements:

  • Exclusion list. Lists AD LDS (ADAM) instances located in the selected site for which backups are not to be created. In the list, each entry includes the following fields:

    • Name. Displays the name of an AD LDS (ADAM) instance.

    • Host. Displays the name of the computer that hosts the AD LDS (ADAM) instance.

    • Port. Displays the port number the AD LDS (ADAM) instance uses.

  • Modify. Opens a dialog box that allows you to modify the Exclusion list. The dialog box includes the following elements:

    • AD LDS (ADAM) instances to back up. Lists the AD LDS (ADAM) instances to be backed up when backing up Computer Collection. To exclude an AD LDS (ADAM) instance, select the instance in the list, and click Add.

    • Excluded AD LDS (ADAM) instances. Lists the AD LDS (ADAM) instances not to be backed up when backing up Computer Collection. To back up an excluded AD LDS (ADAM) instance, select the instance in the list, and click Remove.

    • Add. Adds the AD LDS (ADAM) instances selected in AD LDS (ADAM) instances to back up to the Excluded AD LDS (ADAM) instances list.

    • Add All. Adds all AD LDS (ADAM) instances from AD LDS (ADAM) instances to back up to the Excluded AD LDS (ADAM) instances list.

    • Remove. Moves the AD LDS (ADAM) instances selected in Excluded AD LDS (ADAM) instances to the AD LDS (ADAM) instances to back up list.

    • Remove All. Clears the Excluded AD LDS (ADAM) instances list. After you click this button, the AD LDS (ADAM) instances to back up will include all ADAM instances located in the selected AD LDS (ADAM) site.

 

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