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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

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 System State 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 Recovery Manager for Active Directory 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). You must specify the path and name for the file to register.
  • Register Backups in Folder. Registers all MTF-compliant backup files (.bkf) 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 Recovery Manager for Active Directory 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.

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 Recovery Manager for Active Directory 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 Recovery Manager for Active Directory display only backups taken from the specified domain controller.
  • Domain controller. Provides a space for you to type the name of a domain controller. Recovery Manager for Active Directory will display only backups taken from that domain controller.
  • Domain. Provides a space for you to type the name of a domain. Recovery Manager for Active Directory 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. Recovery Manager for Active Directory 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.
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