When creating a backup, Recovery Manager for Active Directory queries its configuration settings about what backup options to use. You specify configuration settings in the Defaults dialog box for the Computer Collections node or a Computer Collection (Computer Collection properties). You can also view and modify the settings being used by the Backup Wizard.
The Properties dialog box includes the Advanced and Agent Settings tabs where you can set a number of advanced backup options.
To set advanced backup options
Default settings are used for newly created Computer Collections. By changing properties of a certain Computer Collection, you define the settings specific to that collection. Different Computer Collections may have differing settings.
The Backup Wizard uses default settings unless other settings are specified using the Advanced button on the Completing the Backup Wizard page.
Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition helps you recover the entire Active Directory forest if a forest-wide failure renders all domain controllers in the forest incapable of functioning normally.
To recover an Active Directory forest, Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition employs a Forest Recovery Agent. The Forest Recovery Agent must be installed on each domain controller in the forest before starting a forest recovery operation.
For more information about the agent, see Managing Forest Recovery Agent in the Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition User Guide.
Recovery Manager for Active Directory can unpack backups and keep the unpacked data in the location you specify to reuse the data for subsequent starts of the Online Restore Wizard or Group Policy Restore Wizard. The use of unpacked backups accelerates operations the wizards perform during the backup data preparation step, because unpacking a backup can be a lengthy operation.
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You can configure the default settings to automatically unpack backups upon their creation. These settings will apply to all new Computer Collections.
To configure the default settings