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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

Integration with On Demand Recovery

Integrating with On Demand Recovery

You can use On Demand Recovery to restore on-premises objects that are synchronized with cloud.

What can be restored using the hybrid configuration

  • On-premises groups
  • Office 365 licenses (assignedLicenses property for cloud users) and cloud group membership
  • Deleted on-premises users and groups
  • Service principals' appRoleAssignments to on-premises users
  • appRoleAssignments to non-Office groups (used for SSO and App Roles)
  • Directory roles: Global administrator, Exchange administrator, Compliance administrator
  • Other cloud-only properties: such as Block sign in, Authentication contact information, Minors and Consent
  • Multi-factor authentication (MFA) settings if a customer uses cloud MFA
  • Azure application custom attributes (schema extension attributes)

IMPORTANT: To configure the hybrid connection, outbound HTTPS (port 443) should be opened in the firewall on the machine where Recovery Manager Portal is installed.

To enable integration with the cloud

  1. Connect to the Recovery Manager Portal with your Web browser.
  2. In the Recovery Manager Portal, open the Configuration tab.
  3. Expand Portal Settings and click On Demand integration...
  4. In the On Demand Recovery integration dialog, select Enable integration check box and specify Relay URL and credentials. To get these parameters, please go to On Demand Recovery and perform the following steps:
    1. On the Dashboard screen, click Create hybrid connection.

    2. In the Create hybrid connection dialog, click Download hybrid credentials to download a configuration file with Relay credentials.

    3. Save the file to the folder of your choice.

    4. Go back to the On Demand integration dialog, click Choose file and select the configuration file. For security reasons, you should remove this file from your computer after the credentials will be specified in Recovery Manager Portal.

    Note: Azure AD Connect synchronization occurs automatically after the restore operation. But On Demand Recovery has the ability to force synchronization cycle and requires credentials for the machine where Azure AD Connect is installed.

  5. Specify Azure AD Connect host name and credentials. If Azure AD Connect and Recovery Manager Portal are installed on the same machine, leave the fields blank.

Note: You may get an error related to the proxy settings while configuring integration with On Demand Recovery. To resolve this issue, perform the following actions:

  1. Open the Recovery Manager Portal configuration file %Program Files%\Quest\Recovery Manager Portal\EnterprisePortalSettings.xml.
  2. Check that "ProxyAddress" has the correct value.
  3. Make sure that URI contains the protocol prefix and the port number, e.g. http:/localhost:8080/.
  4. Restart the Recovery Manager Portal service.

For more information about integration with On Demand Recovery, please see the Integration with Recovery Manager for Active Directory section in the On Demand product documentation.

Viewing health summary for Recovery Manager for Active Directory instances

You can view the health summary for the Recovery Manager for Active Directory instances with which the portal is configured to work. To view the health summary, you must be assigned a specific role in the Recovery Manager Portal. For more information, see Assigning roles to portal users.

To view the health summary

  1. Connect to the Recovery Manager Portal with your Web browser.
  2. In the Recovery Manager Portal, open the Monitoring tab.
  3. Expand the Health Summary node to view the health summary.

Viewing backup creation history

You can view backup creation history for a particular instance of the Recovery Manager for Active Directory with which the Recovery Manager Portal is configured to work. To view backup creation history, you must be assigned a specific role in the Recovery Manager Portal. For more information, see Assigning roles to portal users.

The backup creation history displays the date when a particular backup was created, the backup operation duration, the size of the created backup and whether the backup is encrypted. You can also view the name of the computer hosting the Recovery Manager for Active Directory instance that created the backup, the name of backed up Computer Collection and backed up computer.

To view backup creation history

  1. Connect to the Recovery Manager Portal with your Web browser.
  2. In the Recovery Manager Portal, open the Monitoring tab.
  3. Expand the Backup History node to view the list of existing backups.
    If the backup is encrypted, this will be indicated in the 'Size' column.

You can use the provided search box to find a specific entry in the list.

Recovering data using Recovery Manager Portal

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