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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

Logging tab

On this tab, you can configure diagnostic logging to write detailed information about the activity of Recovery Manager for Active Directory to log files.

This tab provides the following options:

  • Use diagnostic logging. Select this check box to enable diagnostic logging in Recovery Manager for Active Directory. Diagnostic logging produces a set of log files detailing the activity of Recovery Manager for Active Directory.

Diagnostic logging can be resource intensive, affecting overall server performance and consuming disk space. Therefore, it should only be used temporarily when more detailed information is needed to isolate and resolve possible problems or to monitor the activity of Recovery Manager for Active Directory on your server.

  • Log files location. Specifies the location where to create the log files. The default location is %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory\Logs.
  • Create a new set of log files. Use this list to define how often to create a new set of log files. Each new set of log files is placed in a separate subfolder in the log files location.

Ports tab

Ports tab

On this tab, you can specify TCP ports that will be used by Recovery Manager Console to communicate with Backup Agent, Restore Agents and Management Agent.

This tab provides the following options:

  • Connect to Backup Agent using a specific TCP port.
    Allows you to specify the TCP port number that will be used to connect to Backup Agent installed on a target domain controller. If the option is not selected, the default port 3843 is used.
  • Connect to Online Restore Agent using a specific TCP port.
    Allows you to specify the TCP port number that will be used to connect to Online Restore Agent installed on a target domain controller. If the option is not selected, RPC dynamic port range is used by default.
  • Connect to Offline Restore Agent using a specific TCP port.
    Allows you to specify the TCP port number that will be used to connect to Offline Restore Agent installed on a target domain controller. If the option is not selected, RPC dynamic port range is used by default.
  • Automatically configure Windows Firewall
    If this option is selected, Windows Firewall settings will be configured automatically for Offline Restore Agent.
  • Connect to Management Agent using a specific TCP port.
    Allows you to specify the TCP port number that will be used to connect to Management Agent installed on a target domain controller. If the option is not selected, RPC dynamic port range is used by default..
  • Automatically configure Windows Firewall
    If this option is selected, Windows Firewall settings will be configured automatically for the operations performed by Management Agent. Management Agent is used to deploy Backup Agent, Offline Restore Agent and Forest Recovery Agent.

Default properties for Computer Collections

The default properties for Computer Collections are applied to newly created Computer Collections. Default properties are overridden by Computer Collection properties when Recovery Manager for Active Directory performs backup operations on a Computer Collection.

The default properties are used to specify where to store backups, what to back up, and how many backups to keep for each computer that belongs to a Computer Collection. The default properties include options used for performance tuning, such as bandwidth throttling, CPU usage throttling, parallel backup tuning, and data compression. The default properties also include advanced backup options, such as accessing target computers with a special account, autocorrecting registry quota, and storing a copy of each backup in an alternate location. In addition, the default properties include the logging settings that are used by default.

To view and modify the default properties for Computer Collections

  • In the Recovery Manager Console tree, click the Computer Collections node, and then click Collection Defaults on the Action menu.

The elements you can use in the dialog box that opens are similar to those in the properties dialog box for an existing Computer Collection. For more information, see Properties for an existing Computer Collection.

 

Properties for an existing Computer Collection

The Computer Collection properties are used to specify what data to back up, where to store backups, and how many backups to keep for each computer that belongs to the Computer Collection.

The Computer Collection properties include options used for performance tuning, such as bandwidth throttling, CPU usage throttling, parallel backup tuning, and data compression.

The Computer Collection properties also include advanced backup options, such as accessing target computers with a special account and storing additional backup copies in an alternate location.

To view and modify properties for an existing Computer Collection

  • In the Recovery Manager Console tree, under Computer Collections, select the Computer Collection, and then click Properties on the Action menu.

The properties of a newly created Computer Collection are the same as the current default properties. After a Computer Collection is created, its properties can be modified using the Properties dialog box. All settings in the Properties dialog box are related to the given Computer Collection. Different Computer Collections may have differing settings.

The Properties dialog box for a Computer Collection includes the following tabs:

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