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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

General tab for Active Directory backups

The General tab enables you to filter Active Directory® backups displayed in the details pane of the Recovery Manager Console (snap-in).

  • Filter backups view. Select this check box to activate the backups filtering. You can filter backups based on backups sources or dates. Leave this check box cleared to have RMAD display all registered backups in the details pane.

  • Backup sources. This option allows you to filter backups based on backup sources. For example, you can have RMAD display only backups taken from the specified domain controller.

  • Domain controller. Provides a space for you to type the name of a domain controller. RMAD will display only backups taken from that domain controller.

  • Domain. Provides a space for you to type the name of a domain. RMAD will display only backups taken from domain controllers that belong to that domain.

  • Site. Provides a space for you to type the name of a site. RMAD will display only backups taken from domain controllers located in that site.

  • Backup dates. This option allows you to filter backups based on backup dates.
  • From. Select this check box to see backups that were taken starting with a specific date. To specify the date, use the list next to the check box.

  • To. Select this check box to see backups that were taken till a specific date. To specify the date, use the list next to the check box.

 

General tab for AD LDS (ADAM) backups

The General tab enables you to filter the AD LDS (ADAM) backups displayed in the details pane of the Recovery Manager Console (snap-in).

  • Filter backups view. Select this check box to activate the backups filtering. You can filter backups based on backups sources or dates. Leave this check box cleared to have RMAD display all registered backups in the details pane.

  • Backup sources. This option allows you to filter backups based on backup sources. For example, you can have RMAD display only backups taken from the specified AD LDS (ADAM) instance.

  • Host. Provides a space for you to type the name of a computer. RMAD will display only backups taken from AD LDS (ADAM) instances hosted by that computer.

  • Instance. Provides a space for you to type the name of an AD LDS (ADAM) instance. RMAD will display only backups taken from that AD LDS (ADAM) instance.

  • Site. Provides a space for you to type the name of a site. RMAD will display only backups taken from AD LDS (ADAM) instances located in that site.

  • Backup dates. This option allows you to filter backups based on backup dates.
  • From. Select this check box to see backups that were taken starting with a specific date. To specify the date, use the list next to the check box.

  • To. Select this check box to see backups that were taken till a specific date. To specify the date, use the list next to the check box.

To filter backups
  1. Select the Filter backups view check box.

  2. Do the following:

  • To filter by backup sources, fill in the corresponding fields under Backup sources.

  • To filter by backup creation dates, specify the dates under Backups dates.

 

Properties of registered AD and AD LDS (ADAM) backups

The Properties dialog box for a registered Active Directory or AD LDS (ADAM) backup provides detailed information about the backup, such as the backup creation date, backup size, and a list of the Active Directory® components the backup includes.

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

  2. In the details pane, select the desired backup, and then click Properties on the Action menu.

 

General tab

The General tab displays general information about the selected backup.

 

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