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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

Viewing forest recovery progress

While performing a forest recovery operation, you can use the Forest Recovery Console to monitor the recovery progress of each domain controller in the project.

To view the recovery progress for a domain controller

  1. In the Forest Recovery Console, use the list of domain controllers to select the domain controller whose recovery progress you want to view.
  2. Open the Progress tab to view the recovery operation progress.

Viewing recovery plan

Before you start recovering your Active Directory forest, you can generate and view a recovery plan for the recovery project. The recovery plan reflects the settings specified in your recovery project. For example, you can generate and view the recovery plan after making some changes to the recovery project settings to identify whether these changes will have the effect you want.

Recovery project plan shows the details of each Active Directory domain and site included in your recovery project, such as the total number of domain controllers, the number of domain controllers to be recovered, and the number of domain controllers to be removed from Active Directory during the recovery.

For each domain controller, the recovery plan shows the following:

  • Currently selected recovery method.
  • DNS servers used by the domain controller before the recovery.
  • Current FSMO roles.
  • Whether or not the domain controller to be recovered is a global catalog server.
  • Applicable recovery alerts and pauses.

To view recovery plan

  1. Start the Forest Recovery Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click View | Recovery Plan.

To view detailed information about a particular recovery method (that is, the recovery stages and steps the related domain controllers will go through), click the name of that method.

You can use the toolbar in the report window to print or export the recovery plan to a preferred format.

Viewing a report about forest recovery or verify settings operation

Upon the completion of a forest recovery or verify settings operation, you can view a report on that operation.

To view a report

  • On the menu bar, click View | Report.

You can use the toolbar in the report window to print or export the report to a preferred format.

Handling failed domain controllers

It is recommended that you investigate the failure reason for each domain controller whose recovery has failed. For example, make sure the failed domain controller is connected to the network and the recovery settings specified for that domain controller are correct.

In some cases, the Forest Recovery Console may prompt you to perform a certain action to resolve the issue encountered during the domain controllers recovery. If you are not prompted for action, you can perform the next steps.

To select an action for a failed domain controller

  1. In the List of Domain Controllers area, right-click the failed domain controller.
  2. Select one of the following actions from the shortcut menu:

Table 35: Actions applicable to failed domain controllers

Action Description
Retry All Operations Allows you to rerun all recovery steps on the domain controller you selected. This action is recommended when you change the recovery method for the failed domain
Retry Last Operation Allows you to rerun the failed recovery step on the domain controller you selected. This action is recommended when you manually fixed the issue that had caused the recovery step to fail.
Skip and Continue Allows you to skip the current failed recovery step for the domain controller you selected and continue the domain controller’s recovery. This action is recommended only if you have manually completed the failed recovery step on the domain controller.
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