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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

Default properties for Computer Collections

The default properties for Computer Collections are applied to newly created Computer Collections. Default properties are overridden by Computer Collection properties when Recovery Manager for Active Directory performs backup operations on a Computer Collection.

The default properties are used to specify where to store backups, what to back up, and how many backups to keep for each computer that belongs to a Computer Collection. The default properties include options used for performance tuning, such as bandwidth throttling, CPU usage throttling, parallel backup tuning, and data compression. The default properties also include advanced backup options, such as accessing target computers with a special account, autocorrecting registry quota, and storing a copy of each backup in an alternate location. In addition, the default properties include the logging settings that are used by default.

To view and modify the default properties for Computer Collections

  • In the Recovery Manager Console tree, click the Computer Collections node, and then click Collection Defaults on the Action menu.

The elements you can use in the dialog box that opens are similar to those in the properties dialog box for an existing Computer Collection. For more information, see Properties for an existing Computer Collection.

 

Properties for an existing Computer Collection

The Computer Collection properties are used to specify what data to back up, where to store backups, and how many backups to keep for each computer that belongs to the Computer Collection.

The Computer Collection properties include options used for performance tuning, such as bandwidth throttling, CPU usage throttling, parallel backup tuning, and data compression.

The Computer Collection properties also include advanced backup options, such as accessing target computers with a special account and storing additional backup copies in an alternate location.

To view and modify properties for an existing Computer Collection

  • In the Recovery Manager Console tree, under Computer Collections, select the Computer Collection, and then click Properties on the Action menu.

The properties of a newly created Computer Collection are the same as the current default properties. After a Computer Collection is created, its properties can be modified using the Properties dialog box. All settings in the Properties dialog box are related to the given Computer Collection. Different Computer Collections may have differing settings.

The Properties dialog box for a Computer Collection includes the following tabs:

Backup tab

The Backup tab allows you to specify a backup storage location and how many backups you want to retain. On this tab, you can also specify to protect backups with a password.

On this tab, you can use the following elements:

  • Backup description. Provides a space for you to enter an optional description of the backup. The description may include expressions such as %COMPUTERNAME% or %DATETIME%.
  • Encrypt and protect backups with password. Select this option to encrypt backups and protect them with a password. You will be prompted to specify a password for backup protection immediately after you select this check box.

When restoring data from a password-protected backup, Recovery Manager for Active Directory prompts you to type the corresponding password. The password you specify using this option is case-sensitive and can contain any combination of letters, numerals, spaces, and symbols. If you forget or lose the password, you cannot use the corresponding password-protected backup.

  • Set Password. Click this button to modify the password for backup protection.

Components tab

The Components tab is used to specify what System State components to back up.

On this tab, you can use the following elements:

  • Back up the following System State components. Select the check boxes next to the system state components you want to back up on all the domain controllers added to the current Computer Collection.
  • When backing up Global Catalog servers, collect group membership information from all domains within the Active Directory forest. This option works when backing up Global Catalog servers. Select this check box to ensure that objects' membership in all groups is backed up. Using a Global Catalog backup created with this option assures complete restoration of objects membership in groups in all domains within the forest, including membership in domain local groups. The use of this option may slow down the backup creation in case of a big number of domains or slow network links.
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