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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

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 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 AD LDS (ADAM) instance.
  • Host. Provides a space for you to type the name of a computer. Recovery Manager for Active Directory 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. Recovery Manager for Active Directory will display only backups taken from that AD LDS (ADAM) instance.
  • Site. Provides a space for you to type the name of a site. Recovery Manager for Active Directory 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 system state 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.

The Properties dialog box for the Active Directory or AD LDS (ADAM) backup includes the General and the Components tabs.

General tab

The General tab displays general information about the selected backup.

Components tab

The Components tab displays a list of the System State components the backup includes.

The Backed up components box lists the system components included in the backup. In the list, each entry includes the following fields:

  • Component. Displays the name of the backed up component.
  • Unpacked. Indicates whether the component is unpacked (False or True.)
  • Size in Backup. Displays the size of a component in the backup, after data compression by Backup Agent.
  • Original Size. Displays the size of a component on the source system, before data compression by Backup Agent.
  • Path. Displays the path to the unpacked components, if any.
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