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Recovery Manager for AD Forest Edition 10.0.1 - User Guide

Overview Backing up data
Permissions required for the Backup operation Managing Backup Agent Using a least-privileged user account to back up data Creating backups 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 Getting started
Permissions required to use Recovery Manager for Active Directory Recovery Manager Console Icons in the user interface Getting and using help Configuring Windows Firewall Using Computer Collections Managing Recovery Manager for Active Directory configuration Licensing
Restoring data
Getting started with Active Directory recovery Managing deleted or recycled objects Restoring backed up System State components 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
Fault tolerance Consolidating backup registration data Monitoring Recovery Manager for Active Directory Recovering an Active Directory forest
Permissions required to use Forest Recovery Console Forest Recovery Console Managing a recovery project Install Active Directory from Media recovery method Install Active Directory recovery method Managing Forest Recovery Agent Rebooting domain controllers manually Specifying fallback IP addresses to access a domain controller Resetting DSRM Administrator Password Purging Kerberos Tickets Managing the Global Catalog servers Managing FSMO roles Manage DNS Client Settings Configuring Windows Firewall Forest recovery overview 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
Using Management Shell Creating virtual test environments Using Recovery Manager for Active Directory web interface Appendices
Frequently asked questions Best practices for creating backups for forest recovery Best practices for recovering a forest Descriptions of recovery or verification steps 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

Completing the Online Restore Wizard

This is the final page of the wizard. Click Back to select and compare/restore additional objects or click Finish to close the Online Restore Wizard. After you select a backup on the Backup Selection page, the wizard prepares temporary data, unpacking the backup. This is a lengthy operation. The prepared data is erased when you close the wizard, unless you have selected the Keep extracted data after completing the wizard check box on the Backup Data Preparation page.

Online Restore Wizard for AD LDS (ADAM)

The Online Restore Wizard for AD LDS (ADAM) helps you recover AD LDS (ADAM) 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, and 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 restore and report changes or only compare two AD LDS (ADAM) backups taken from the same AD LDS (ADAM) instance.

  • Compare, restore, and report changes in AD LDS (ADAM). With this option, the wizard performs per-attribute comparison of selected objects between the backup and AD LDS (ADAM), 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 AD LDS (ADAM) backups taken from the same AD LDS (ADAM) instance.

AD LDS (ADAM) Instance Selection

Use this page to view a list of AD LDS (ADAM) instances for which backups are available in Recovery Manager for Active Directory and select the instance where you want the wizard to restore AD LDS (ADAM) objects.

  • AD LDS (ADAM) instances. Lists AD LDS (ADAM) instances for which backups are available in Recovery Manager for Active Directory. From the list, select the instance where you want the wizard to restore AD LDS (ADAM) objects, and then click Next. In the next step, the wizard lists available backups for this instance.
  • Register. The AD LDS (ADAM) instances list only includes the instances for which backups are registered in the Recovery Manager for Active Directory configuration database.

To perform a restore to another AD LDS (ADAM) instance

  • Click Register, and then click one from the following items:
    • Register Backup File. Registers a Microsoft Tape Format (MTF)-compliant backup file (.bkf).
    • Register Backups in Folder. Registers all backup files that are in the selected folder.
    • Register Offline AD LDS (ADAM) Database. Registers AD LDS (ADAM) database (adamntds.dit file) unpacked from a backup created with third-party backup tools.
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