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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

Events tab

Briefly describes all warning and error messages generated by RMAD when creating the computer's backup.


Backup tab

Lists all components that the backup includes, displays the backup description, provides the backup file path and name, and shows whether the backup is encrypted. The Backup tab is displayed only if the backup has been created for the selected computer within the selected session.

The Backed up components list displays the Active Directory® components included in the backup. The list has the following columns:

  • Component. Identifies the component; for the Registry component, individual hives are listed.

  • Original Size. Shows the size, in kilobytes, of a component on the source system, before data compression by Backup Agent.

  • Size in Backup. Shows the size, in kilobytes, of a component in the backup, after data compression by Backup Agent.

  • Compression Ratio. Show the ratio, in percents, between the component size in backup and the original component size. For example, the 25% compression ratio means 4:1 compression.


Backups node properties

The Backups node in the console tree allows you to view a list of backups registered in the RMAD backup registration database.

To view a list of Active Directory backups
  • In the console tree, expand the Backups node, and then click Active Directory. The details pane displays the registered Active Directory® backups.
To view a list of AD LDS (ADAM) backups
  • In the console tree, expand the Backups node, and click AD LDS (ADAM). The details pane displays the registered AD LDS (ADAM) backups.

You can also register additional backups.

To register additional backups
  1. In the console tree, right-click the Backups node.

  2. On the shortcut menu, point to Register Backup, and then click one of the following commands:

  • Register Backup File. Registers a Microsoft Tape Format (MTF)-compliant backup file (.bkf) or BMR backup file (.vhd, .vhdx). You must specify the path and name for the file to register.

  • Register Backups in Folder. Registers all MTF-compliant backup files (.bkf) or BMR backup files (.vhd, .vhdx) stored in the specified folder.

  • Register Offline Active Directory Database. Registers Active Directory® database (ntds.file) unpacked from a backup created with third-party backup tools.

  • Register Offline AD LDS (ADAM) Database. Registers AD LDS (ADAM) database (adamntds.dit file) unpacked from a backup created with third-party backup tools.


Filtering backups

The properties of the Backups | Active Directory and Backups | AD LDS (ADAM) nodes allow you to have RMAD display all backups or specific backups filtered by the backup source and/or backup dates.

To display the Properties dialog box for the Active Directory node or the AD LDS (ADAM) node
  1. In the console tree, click Backups, and then select Active Directory or AD LDS (ADAM) in the details pane.

  2. On the Action menu, click Properties.

The Properties dialog box includes the General tab.


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