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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

Method 2: Restore an AD LDS (ADAM) database from a backup created with third-party software

Complete these steps:

Step 1: Extract and register AD LDS (ADAM) database

  1. Use the third-party backup software to extract the AD LDS (ADAM) database files from the backup to an alternate location. For more information, see the documentation supplied with the backup software you use.
  2. In the Recovery Manager Console tree (left pane), expand Backups, and select the AD LDS (ADAM) node.
  3. On the main menu, select Action, point to Register Backup, and then click Register Offline AD LDS (ADAM) Database to browse for, select, and register the .dit file and log files that belong to the AD LDS (ADAM) database you want to register with Recovery Manager for Active Directory.

Step 2: Restore the extracted AD LDS (ADAM) database

  1. In the right pane, select the list entry that represents the AD LDS (ADAM) database you extracted in Step 1: Extract and register AD LDS (ADAM) database.
  2. On the main menu, select Action | Online Restore, and step through the Online Restore Wizard for AD LDS (ADAM).
  3. On the Wizard Operation Mode page, select the Compare, restore, report changes in AD LDS (ADAM) option, and click Next.
  4. On the AD LDS (ADAM) Instance Selection page, select the AD LDS (ADAM) instance you want to restore, and click Next.
  5. On the Backup Selection page, select the list entry that represents the AD LDS (ADAM) database you extracted in Step 1: Extract and register AD LDS (ADAM) database.
  6. Step through the wizard to complete the restoration of the selected AD LDS (ADAM) instance.

Selectively restoring Active Directory object attributes

The Online Restore Wizard allows you to restore particular attributes of Active Directory objects, leaving all the other attributes intact. This feature allows you to keep the valuable changes made in Active Directory since the backup time.

Note that some AD LDS (ADAM) object attributes cannot be restored by using Recovery Manager for Active Directory. For more information on these attributes, see Quest Knowledge Base Article 59039 “AD DS and AD LDS Object Attributes That Recovery Manager for Active Directory Cannot Restore” at support.quest.com.

To select the attributes to be processed by the Online Restore Wizard

  1. Start the Online Restore Wizard and follow the instructions in the wizard.
  2. On the Processing Options page, click Process no child objects, click Process selected attributes, and then click Select Attributes.
  3. In the Select Attributes to Be Processed dialog box, select the check boxes next to the attributes to be processed.
  4. Click Next, and follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the operation.

The entries in the upper part of the Attributes list allow you to select groups of attributes. For example, when you select Account Information, all account-related attributes are selected.

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