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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

General tab

Displays an overall result of the computer session, indicating the reason of failure if backup creation has failed. You can click the Copy to Clipboard button to copy the information displayed on this tab to the Clipboard.

Events tab

Briefly describes all warning and error messages generated by Recovery Manager for Active Directory when creating the computer's backup.

Backup tab

Lists all components that the backup includes, displays the backup description, provides the backup file path and name, and shows whether the backup is encrypted. The Backup tab is displayed only if the backup has been created for the selected computer within the selected session.

The Backed up components list displays the System State components included in the backup. The list has the following columns:

  • Component. Identifies the component; for the Registry component, individual hives are listed.
  • Original Size. Shows the size, in kilobytes, of a component on the source system, before data compression by Backup Agent.
  • Size in Backup. Shows the size, in kilobytes, of a component in the backup, after data compression by Backup Agent.
  • Compression Ratio. Show the ratio, in percents, between the component size in backup and the original component size. For example, the 25% compression ratio means 4:1 compression.

Backups node properties

The Backups node in the console tree allows you to view a list of backups registered in the Recovery Manager for Active Directory backup registration database.

To view a list of Active Directory backups

  • In the console tree, expand the Backups node, and then click Active Directory. The details pane displays the registered Active Directory backups.

To view a list of AD LDS (ADAM) backups

  • In the console tree, expand the Backups node, and click AD LDS (ADAM). The details pane displays the registered AD LDS (ADAM) backups.

You can also register additional backups.

To register additional backups

  1. In the console tree, right-click the Backups node.
  2. On the shortcut menu, point to Register Backup, and then click one of the following commands:
  • Register Backup File. Registers a Microsoft Tape Format (MTF)-compliant backup file (.bkf). You must specify the path and name for the file to register.
  • Register Backups in Folder. Registers all MTF-compliant backup files (.bkf) stored in the specified folder.
  • Register Offline Active Directory Database. Registers Active Directory database (ntds.file) unpacked from a backup created with third-party backup tools.
  • Register Offline AD LDS (ADAM) Database. Registers AD LDS (ADAM) database (adamntds.dit file) unpacked from a backup created with third-party backup tools.
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