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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

The Backup tab allows you to specify a backup storage location and how many backups you want to retain. On this tab, you can also specify to protect backups with a password.

On this tab, you can use the following elements:

  • Backup description. Provides a space for you to enter an optional description of the backup. The description may include expressions such as %COMPUTERNAME% or %DATETIME%.
  • Encrypt and protect backups with password. Select this option to encrypt backups and protect them with a password. You will be prompted to specify a password for backup protection immediately after you select this check box.

When restoring data from a password-protected backup, Recovery Manager for Active Directory prompts you to type the corresponding password. The password you specify using this option is case-sensitive and can contain any combination of letters, numerals, spaces, and symbols. If you forget or lose the password, you cannot use the corresponding password-protected backup.

  • Set Password. Click this button to modify the password for backup protection.

Components tab

The Components tab is used to specify what System State components to back up.

On this tab, you can use the following elements:

  • Back up the following System State components. Select the check boxes next to the system state components you want to back up on all the domain controllers added to the current Computer Collection.
  • When backing up Global Catalog servers, collect group membership information from all domains within the Active Directory forest. This option works when backing up Global Catalog servers. Select this check box to ensure that objects' membership in all groups is backed up. Using a Global Catalog backup created with this option assures complete restoration of objects membership in groups in all domains within the forest, including membership in domain local groups. The use of this option may slow down the backup creation in case of a big number of domains or slow network links.
  • Collect Forest Recovery metadata. Select this check box to create backups to be used by Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition for recovering a forest.

Schedule tab

The Schedule tab is used to specify the backup creation scheduling.

On this tab, you can use the following elements:

  • Backup creation schedule. Displays a list of backup creation schedules for the currently selected Computer Collection.
  • Schedule enabled. Enables the backup creation schedules listed in the Backup creation schedule box. To disable the schedules, clear this check box. All the task schedules are retained, and you can enable them when needed by selecting this check box.
  • Modify. Modifies the Backup creation schedule list. In the dialog box that appears on the screen, specify new triggers or delete existing triggers.
  • User account the product will run under when creating backups. Identifies the user account under which Task Scheduler performs the backup creation task for the currently selected Computer Collection. To change the user account, click Select Account.
  • Select Account. Click this button to change the user account under which Task Scheduler performs the backup creation task for the currently selected Computer Collection.

Alerts tab

The Alerts tab is used to specify the logging settings to be applied when creating backups for the given Computer Collection.

NOTE: SSL data encryption is not supported for email notifications.

On this tab, you can use the following elements:

  • E-mail notification. Specifies whether to send information about backup creation sessions by e-mail.
  • To. Provides a space for you to type a recipient's e-mail address
  • Send notification upon errors or warnings only. Select this check box to not receive notification unless an error and/or warning is written to the log.
  • Text file. Specifies whether to log information about backup creation sessions to an additional text file.
  • File name. Provides a space for you to enter the path and name of a text file to be used as an additional log file.
  • View. Click this button to view the additional log (text file) using Notepad.
  • Browse. Click this button to locate a text file to be used as the additional log file.
  • Append to file if it already exists. Select this check box if you never want to overwrite the log records, and always want to append entries.
  • Write to file upon errors or warnings only. Select this check box if you want a record to be added to the text file upon errors and/or warnings only.
  • What to record. Use this list to select what sort of information you want to be included in the notification e-mail message or written to the text file.
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