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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

Adding AD LDS (ADAM) hosts and instances

Adding AD LDS (ADAM) hosts and instances to a Computer Collection

You can add AD LDS (ADAM) hosts and instances to a Computer Collection. AD LDS (ADAM) instances available for a selected AD LDS (ADAM) configuration set are located under the Active Directory/AD LDS (ADAM) Configuration Set/All Instances node. To add an AD LDS (ADAM) configuration set to a Computer Collection, you need to connect to AD LDS (ADAM).

To connect to AD LDS (ADAM)

  1. In the Recovery Manager Console tree, select the Active Directory node.
  2. From the main menu, select Action | Connect to AD LDS (ADAM).
  3. In the dialog box that opens, do the following:
    1. In the AD LDS (ADAM) host box, type the full DNS name of the host to which you want to connect.

    2. In the Port number box, type the port number used by AD LDS (ADAM).

    3. In the User name and Password boxes, type the user name and password with which you want to access the AD LDS (ADAM) host. Note that to display these boxes, you may need to click the Options button

  4. When finished, click OK.

To add AD LDS (ADAM) hosts to a particular Computer Collection

  1. Right-click the Computer Collection, point to Add, and then click AD LDS (ADAM) Host.
  2. In the Select Computers dialog box, enter the names of the AD LDS (ADAM) hosts you want to add or select the hosts from the list and click Add. The Select Computers dialog box allows you to specify multiple AD LDS (ADAM) host names.

Recovery Manager for Active Directory backs up all AD LDS (ADAM) instances hosted on the computer you have added to a Computer Collection.

To add AD LDS (ADAM) instances to a Computer Collection

  1. In the Recovery Manager Console tree, expand the appropriate Active Directory/AD LDS (ADAM) Configuration Set node, and then click All Instances.
  2. In the details pane, select the instances you want to add. To select multiple instances, hold down CTRL, and click the instances.
  3. On the Action menu, click Add to Collection.
  4. In the dialog box that opens, select an existing Computer Collection or click New Collection to create and select a new Computer Collection.
  5. In the dialog box, click OK.

Note: Alternatively, you can drag the selected AD LDS (ADAM) instances to the target Computer Collection in the console tree or use the Copy and Paste commands..

You can also select a Computer Collection, and then add AD LDS (ADAM) hosts to the selected Collection.

Removing items from a Computer Collection

To remove items from a Computer Collection

  1. In the Recovery Manager Console tree, select the Computer Collection from which you want to remove items.
  2. In the details pane, select the items you want to remove. Use CTRL and SHIFT to select multiple items.
  3. Right-click the selection, and then click Delete.

Managing Recovery Manager for Active Directory configuration

In this section:

Preparing for working with Active Directory or AD LDS (ADAM) backups

To restore data from Active Directory or AD LDS (ADAM) backups, Recovery Manager for Active Directory requires specific dynamic link libraries (DLLs) supplied with the Windows operating system. In case Recovery Manager for Active Directory cannot find these DLLs, the backup restore operation may fail with an error message similar to the following:

“The Active Directory database (ntds.dit) file in the backup is incompatible with the esent.dll file version found on this computer.”

Before you start using Recovery Manager for Active Directory to extract and restore data from Active Directory or AD LDS (ADAM) backups, it is recommended to ensure the required DLLs are available on the Recovery Manager for Active Directory computer.

The following table provides information on how to ensure that the required DLLs are available:

Table 7: How to ensure that required DLLs are available

Operating system on the Recovery Manager for Active Directory computer Operating system on the backed up computer Your action
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
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