Recovery Manager for Active Directory enables administrators to schedule the creation of backups. This functionality helps reduce the network workload and can save many hours of the administrators’ valuable time. When scheduling the creation of backups, Recovery Manager for Active Directory relies on Task Scheduler - the native Windows scheduler service. A unified graphical interface and wizard assistance provide easy access to the backup scheduling features of Recovery Manager for Active Directory.
Recovery Manager for Active Directory makes the creation of backups a straightforward task. Once the backup creation options and scheduling are set up, the backup creation process becomes an automatic, unattended operation.
Recovery Manager for Active Directory allows the administrators to schedule the forest recovery project verification. This functionality lets you automate the settings verification to ensure that the recovery project is in valid state and can be used for forest recovery.
Recovery Manager for Active Directory scans BMR and Active Directory backups for viruses as a part of the verification process. The best practice is to use the scheduled verification to have up-to-date backup scan results and to run anti-malware checks in the background because this process is time-consuming.
Recovery Manager for Active Directory offers scalability and support for large, multi-domain environments. It provides excellent performance, creates backups for multiple computers in parallel, and is easily scalable to service additional domain controllers. Depending on their roles, locations, or other criteria established by an administrator, serviced domain controllers can be logically grouped into easy-to-manage Computer Collections.
Recovery Manager for Active Directory employs agents when creating or applying backups. In this way, scalability is improved and overhead network traffic is decreased because agents compress the data before sending it over network links, and create backups for multiple domain controllers in parallel.
With the Forest Recovery Console, you can remotely manage the recovery of domain controllers in your forest from one central location.
Recovery Manager for Active Directory makes it possible to selectively recover domains in an Active Directory forest. Instead of restoring the entire forest, you can run the restore operation on one or more domains the forest includes. This method is useful if you have located the domains that include dangerous or unwanted data and want to selectively recover them. Before you proceed with the selective recovery of domains, it is highly recommended you make absolutely sure the dangerous or unwanted data is not replicated to other domains in the forest.
To selectively recover domains, you can either create a new recovery project that will only include the domains you want to recover, or open an existing project for the entire forest, and then select the domains you want to recover in that project.