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Recovery Manager for AD 10.0.1 - User Guide

Overview 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
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 Unpacking backups Using e-mail notification Viewing backup creation results
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 Using Management Shell Collecting diagnostic data for technical support Using Recovery Manager for Active Directory Web Interface Appendices
Frequently asked questions 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

Managing Recovery Manager for Active Directory configuration

In this section:

Preparing for working with Active Directory or AD LDS (ADAM) backups

To restore data from Active Directory or AD LDS (ADAM) backups, Recovery Manager for Active Directory requires specific dynamic link libraries (DLLs) supplied with the Windows operating system. In case Recovery Manager for Active Directory cannot find these DLLs, the backup restore operation may fail with an error message similar to the following:

“The Active Directory database (ntds.dit) file in the backup is incompatible with the esent.dll file version found on this computer.”

Before you start using Recovery Manager for Active Directory to extract and restore data from Active Directory or AD LDS (ADAM) backups, it is recommended to ensure the required DLLs are available on the Recovery Manager for Active Directory computer.

The following table provides information on how to ensure that the required DLLs are available:

Table 5: How to ensure that required DLLs are available

Operating system on the Recovery Manager for Active Directory computer Operating system on the backed up computer Your action
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
No action required

Settings

Settings

To configure the various settings of Recovery Manager for Active Directory, you can use the Settings dialog box. In the Settings dialog box, you can define a TCP port for communications with the Backup Agent, Online Restore Agent, Offline Restore Agent and Management Agent, specify the default location for storing Active Directory backups, select a default method for compare and restore operations, configure settings for creating unpacked backups, or set up e-mail notifications or diagnostic logging.

To open the Settings dialog box

  • In the Recovery Manager Console, select the Recovery Manager for Active Directory console tree root.
  • On the Action menu, click Settings.

The Settings dialog box has the following tabs:

General tab

On this tab, you can specify the default location for storing Active Directory backups, or select a default method for compare and restore operations.

This tab provides the following options:

  • Default backup location. Allows you to specify the path to the folder where to store backups. You can either type the path or click Browse to locate and select the folder.
  • Maximum number of items displayed per folder under Active Directory node. Use this box to type the maximum number of objects that you want displayed for any single folder in the console tree under the Active Directory node.
  • Default method for compare and restore operations. Allows you to select the default method to perform compare and restore operations in the Online Restore Wizard. For more information about the methods you can select from, see Using agentless or agent-based method.
  • Include Change Auditor "Who" data in reports. Includes the information on users who modified certain Active Directory objects into the reports you can generate in the Online Restore Wizard. To use this option, you must have Change Auditor for Active Directory installed in the home Active Directory forest of Recovery Manager for Active Directory. For more information, see Reports about who modified Active Directory objects.
  • Include subsequent changes from CA on deleted objects. When this option is selected, Recovery Manager for Active Directory restores the deleted object(s) and restores the last change (if any) that was made to the object properties after the backup creation using data from the Change Auditor database.
    Details:
    • This feature lets you revert the last change to the object properties that was made between the backup creation and the object deletion.
    • Can be used only for deleted objects.
    • Support for restore of single value and multiple value attributes.
  • Database. Allows you to specify the Change Auditor database.
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