Recovery Manager for Active Directory allows you to retry selected backup sessions. You can retry the creation of backups for individual computers or for all computers with a particular backup creation result. Any backup session can be retried regardless of its result.
In the Recovery Manager Console tree, click Sessions.
In the details pane, click the backup session to retry, and then click Retry Backup on the Action menu.
In the Retry Backup dialog box, select one of the following options:
Computers where errors or warnings occurred. Retries backup for the computers reported with errors or warnings.
Computers where errors occurred. Retries backup for the computers reported with errors.
All computers. Retries backup for all computers in the selected session, regardless of the previous backup results.
Click OK and then click Yes.
In the Recovery Manager Console tree, expand the Sessions node and select a session.
In the details pane, select computers.
On the Action menu, click Retry Backup.
Click Yes to start the backup creation.
Recovery Manager for Active Directory allows you to protect your backups by encrypting them. You can enable the backup encryption in the Defaults dialog box for the Computer Collections node or a Computer Collection (Computer Collection properties), as well as in the Backup Wizard.
Do one of the following:
Right-click the Computer Collections node, and then click Collection Defaults.
Right-click the Computer Collection, and then click Properties.
Click Advanced on the Completing the Backup Wizard page.
In the Properties dialog box, click the Backup tab.
On the Backup tab, select the Encrypt and protect backups with password check box.
In the Set Password dialog box, type and confirm by retyping a password, and then click OK.
A password can contain any combination of letters, numerals, spaces, and symbols. Passwords are case sensitive, so if you vary the capitalization when you assign the password, you must type the same capitalization when entering the password. You can change the backup protection password later by clicking Set Password on the Backup tab. Write the password down and keep it in a secure place. If you lose the password, you cannot restore data from that backup since Recovery Manager for Active Directory asks you to type the password.
Active Directory backup encryption:
Bare Metal Recovery backup encryption:
Backup encryption does not depend on Active Directory in any way.
Recovery Manager for Active Directory does not send unencrypted data over the wire.
The BitLocker Drive Encryption feature should be installed on all backed up domain controllers and on the Forest Recovery Console machine to support encrypted BMR backups. But note that the BitLocker feature does not encrypt DC drives automatically.
Figure: Encrypted BMR backup
Figure: Not encrypted BMR backup
With Recovery Manager for Active Directory, you can back up Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS), previously known as Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM), by using one of the following methods:
Method 1: Back up AD LDS (ADAM) from the Recovery Manager Console. Use this method to immediately back up one or multiple AD LDS (ADAM) instances.
Method 2: Schedule backup creation for AD LDS (ADAM). Use this method to schedule backup creation for one or multiple AD LDS (ADAM) instances.
Complete these steps: