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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

Sessions node properties

The properties of the Sessions node are used to specify the way backup creation sessions are to be displayed in the details pane.

To view and modify properties for sessions

In the Recovery Manager Console tree, click Sessions, and then click Properties on the Action menu.

The dialog box that opens includes the following elements:

  • Show all sessions. Select this option to see all backup creation sessions in the details pane.

  • Show last <Number> sessions. Select this option to see a number of the most recent sessions in the details pane. The box next to this option allows you to specify the number of sessions to be shown.

  • Show sessions in range. Select this option to see the sessions that occurred within a certain time interval. The boxes below this label allow you to specify the beginning and the end of the time interval.

  • From. Select this check box to specify the initial date from which to view sessions. The box next to From provides a space for you to enter a date. Click the arrow to display a calendar.

  • To. Select this check box to specify the final date to view sessions. The text box next to this check box provides a space for you to enter a date. Click the arrow to display a calendar.

  • Show sessions for specified collection. Select this option to see the sessions that occurred for a specific Computer Collection. The box under this label provides a space for you to select or type the name of the Computer Collection whose backup creation sessions you want to see.

  • Specify format for session names in the Sessions list. This box allows you to specify how sessions are indicated by the Session column in the details pane. For example, if you enter %DATETIME% and %COLLECTION% in this box, the Session column indicates the date and time when the session occurred and the Computer Collection for which backups were created during the session. To enter expressions in this box, click the Expression button.

  • Expression. Click this button to choose the following expressions:

    • Collection Name (%COLLECTION%). Name of the Computer Collection used during the session

    • Date and Time (%DATETIME%). Date and time when the session was started

    • Date (%DATE%). Date when the session was started

    • Time (%TIME%). Time when the session was started

    • Result (%RESULT%). Session result, such as success or error

    • Type (%TYPE%). How the session was started: manually by user or automatically by Task Scheduler

 

Forest properties

The Properties dialog box for a forest is used to view some of properties of the forest added to the Recovery Manager Console.

To add a forest to the console
  1. In the Recovery Manager Console tree, click the Active Directory node, and then click Connect to Forest on the Action menu.

  2. In the Connect to Forest dialog box, complete the following steps:

    • Enter the full DNS name or IP address of any domain or domain controller from the forest.

    • Specify the user logon name and password you want to use to access the forest.

    • Select the Use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to encrypt the connection check box to use LDAP over SSL when connecting to the forest. The default value for this option is determined by the same setting in the RMAD Settings dialog; however, you can change the setting here for this particular connection.

    • Click OK.

To view properties for a forest
  • In the Recovery Manager Console tree, under Active Directory, select the forest and then click Properties on the Action menu.

The dialog box that opens includes the following elements:

  • Forest functional level. Displays the functional level of the forest.

  • Forest-wide FSMO roles. Displays the DNS names of domain controllers that hold the Schema Master and Domain Naming Master roles.

 

Domain properties

The Properties dialog box for a domain is used to view some of properties of the domain added to the Recovery Manager Console.

To view properties for a domain
  • In the Recovery Manager Console tree, under Active Directory/Forest/Domains, select the domain, and then click Properties on the Action menu.

In the dialog box that opens you can use the following elements:

  • Forest functional level. Displays the functional level of the forest to which the domain belongs.

  • Domain functional level. Displays the functional level of the domain.

  • Domain-wide FSMO roles. Displays the DNS names of the domain controllers that hold the RID Master, Infrastructure Master, and PDC Emulator domain-wide FSMO roles.

 

Domain controller properties

The Properties dialog box for a domain controller is used to view some of properties of the selected domain controller available for the forest added to the Recovery Manager Console.

To view properties for a domain controller
  1. In the console tree, expand the Active Directory node, and then expand the Forest node for the forest where the domain controller is located. If you don't see any Forest node, add the forest to the console using the appropriate procedure from Forest properties.

  2. In the console tree, click All Domain Controllers. This causes the detail pane to display all domain controllers available for the selected forest.

  3. In the details pane, select the desired domain controller, and then click Properties on the Action menu.

The dialog box that opens includes the following elements:

  • Operating system. Displays the name of the current operating system installed on the domain controller.

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

  • Global Catalog. If this check box selected, the domain controller is enabled as global catalog. A global catalog stores a full replica of the directory data for its own domain and a partial replica of the directory data for every other domain in the forest.

  • FSMO roles. Lists the forest-wide and domain-wide FSMO roles owned by the domain controller.

  • This DC hosts the following application directory partitions. Lists the application directory partitions hosted by the selected domain controller.

 

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