A recovery project is where you manage the recovery of the entire Active Directory forest or specific domains. Each recovery project contains a list of domain controllers to be recovered and their recovery settings, such as recovery method and access credentials. You can specify individual recovery settings for each domain controller in a recovery project. A recovery project also has a number of project-specific settings you can modify.
Each recovery project is saved to an individual project (.frproj) file. A project (.frproj) file holds information about the contents and settings of the project and the recovery settings specified for the DCs in the project.
You can perform sequential recovery against multiple forests (each forest in a separate project file) from a single Forest Recovery Console. Parallel recovery is possible only if you use several instances of Forest Recovery Console on separate machines.
In this section:
To create a new recovery project, you can use a New Recovery Project Wizard. This wizard helps you retrieve the Active Directory forest infrastructure information and save it in a recovery project (.frproj) file.
The wizard offers you the following methods to retrieve the forest infrastructure information:
Retrieve the forest infrastructure information from an Active Directory backup registered with Recovery Manager for Active Directory.
Connect to any available live domain controller in the forest to retrieve the forest infrastructure information.
On the menu bar, select File | New Project.
On the Retrieving the Forest Infrastructure page of the wizard, click one of the following:
Select a Backup. Allows you to retrieve the forest infrastructure information from an Active Directory backup registered with Recovery Manager for Active Directory. You can register the backup using Recovery Manager Console or directly from this page. For that, click the Register Backup option.
Connect to Forest. Allows you to connect to a live domain controller and retrieve the forest infrastructure information from the Active Directory database held on that domain controller.
On the The following forest information has been collected step, specify the domains you want to include in the recovery project.
On the next step, specify the project file and protection password for the file.
Click Finish to complete the project creation.
The title bar of the Forest Recovery Console displays the name of the project (.frproj) file you have created.
Each recovery project must be protected with a password. When prompted, set a protection password for your project and make sure you keep the password for your records.
On the menu bar, select File | Open Project.
Browse to select the project (.frproj) file you want to open, and then click Open. The title bar of the Forest Recovery Console displays the name of the project (.frproj) file you have opened.