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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

Updating Backup Agent information

You can update information displayed for a particular preinstalled Backup Agent instance in the Backup Agent Management node. When you run the update operation, Recovery Manager for Active Directory checks the version and status of the target Backup Agent instance, and then updates that information in the Backup Agent Management node.

You can only update information for already discovered Backup Agent instances. For instructions on how to discover Backup Agent, see Discovering preinstalled Backup Agent.

To update information for a particular Backup Agent instance

  1. In the Recovery Manager Console tree, select the Backup Agent Management node.
  2. In the right pane, right-click the entry representing the Backup Agent instance for which you want to update information displayed in the Backup Agent Management node.
  3. Select Update Backup Agent Info from the shortcut menu.

To update information for all discovered Backup Agent instances

  1. In the Recovery Manager Console tree, right-click the Backup Agent Management node.
  2. Select Update Backup Agent Info from the shortcut menu.

Upgrading Backup Agent

You can use the Recovery Manager Console to selectively upgrade Backup Agent preinstalled on the computers added to a Computer Collection. Note that you can only upgrade Backup Agent to the version supplied with the Recovery Manager Console you are using.

You can only perform this operation on already discovered preinstalled instances of the Backup Agent. For more information, see Discovering preinstalled Backup Agent.

To upgrade Backup Agent

  1. In the Recovery Manager Console tree, select the Backup Agent Management node.
  2. In the right pane, right-click the computer on which you want to upgrade the agent.
  3. From the shortcut menu, select Upgrade Backup Agent and wait for the upgrade operation to complete.

Uninstalling Backup Agent

You can use the Recovery Manager Console to uninstall Backup Agent preinstalled on a computer added to a Computer Collection. You can only perform this operation on discovered instances of the Backup Agent. For more information, see Discovering preinstalled Backup Agent.

To uninstall Backup Agent

  1. In the Recovery Manager Console tree, select the Backup Agent Management node.
  2. In the right pane, right-click the computer from which you want to uninstall Backup Agent.
  3. From the shortcut menu, select Uninstall Backup Agent and wait for the uninstall operation to complete.

After the uninstallation operation completes, Recovery Manager for Active Directory removes the uninstalled Backup Agent entry from the list in the Backup Agent Management node.

Removing a Backup Agent entry from the Backup Agent Management node

You can selectively remove Backup Agent entries from the list provided in the Backup Agent Management node. Removing a Backup Agent entry from that list does not affect the corresponding preinstalled agent instance in any way. Rather, it removes the agent’s registration information from the Recovery Manager Console.

You may want remove a Backup Agent entry from the list when, for example, you have uninstalled the corresponding Backup Agent instance from the computer without using the Recovery Manager Console, and the agent entry remained in the Backup Agent Management node.

To remove a Backup Agent entry

  1. In the Recovery Manager Console tree, select the Backup Agent Management node.
  2. In the right pane, right-click the Backup Agent entry you want to remove from the list.
  3. From the shortcut menu, select Remove from List.
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