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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

Step 3: Add Recovery Manager for Active Directory instances

In the Recovery Manager Portal, add the Recovery Manager for Active Directory instances you have configured in the previous step. By adding the instances, you make the unpacked backups they create available in the Recovery Manager Portal.

To add a Recovery Manager for Active Directory instance

  1. Connect to the Recovery Manager Portal with your Web browser.

Use the user account under which you installed the Recovery Manager Portal. By default, this account has all necessary permissions to modify the portal configuration.

  1. In the Recovery Manager Portal, open the Configuration tab.
  2. Expand Recovery Manager for Active Directory Instances.
  3. Click the Add instance button.
  4. Use the following options in the dialog box that opens:
    • Computer. Type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the computer that hosts the Recovery Manager for Active Directory instance.
    • Access the computer using. Type the user name and password of the account with which you want to access the specified computer. The account must be a local administrator on the target computer.
  5. When finished, click OK.

Step 4: Configure recovery settings for Active Directory domains

To configure recovery settings

  1. In the Recovery Manager Portal, open the Configuration tab.
  2. Expand Active Directory Domains.
  3. Click a domain, and then do the following in the dialog box that opens:
  • Recovery Manager for Active Directory. Select the instance you have configured to back up a domain controller in the selected domain.
  • Backups of selected DC. Select the domain controller you have added to the Computer Collection in Step 2: Configure Recovery Manager for Active Directory.
  • Access the domain using. Specify the account under which you want the selected Recovery Manager for Active Directory instance to recover data in the domain.

    NOTE: If you leave the User name and Password text boxes blank, the account specified in Step 3: Add Recovery Manager for Active Directory instances (Access the computer using option) is used by default. If a collection contains domain controllers from other domains or forests, Recovery Manager Portal should be able to read Active Directory schema for all domains included in the collection. For that, you need to specify the access credentials for these domains.

  1. When finished, click OK.

Modifying recovery settings for domains

For each Active Directory domain available in the Recovery Manager Portal, you can specify the domaincontroller whose unpacked backups you want to use for recovering data in the Recovery Manager Portal, and the Recovery Manager for Active Directory instance you want to use for data recovery operations.

To configure recovery settings

  1. Connect to the Recovery Manager Portal with your Web browser.
  2. In the Recovery Manager Portal, open the Configuration tab.
  3. Expand Active Directory Domains.
  4. Click the domain for which you want to configure the recovery settings.
  5. In the dialog box that opens, use the following options:
  • Recovery Manager for Active Directory. Select the Recovery Manager for Active Directory instance you want to use to recover data in the domain.
  • Backups of selected DC. Select the domain controller whose backups you want to use to recover data in the entire domain.
  • User name and password. Type the credentials of the user account under which you want to restore data in the domain.
  • Grant restore rights to all domain admins. Select this check box if you want to delegate the rights to restore or undelete data to all accounts in the Domain Admins group. For more information about delegation, see Delegating restore or undelete permissions.

Assigning roles to portal users

You can assign specific roles to the Recovery Manager Portal users. A role assigned to a user defines the Recovery Manager Portal user interface elements and functionality available to that user. You can only assign portal roles by using the account under which the Recovery Manager Portal was installed. By default, this account is granted all portal roles.

To assign portal roles, you can use local security groups existing on the computer where the Recovery Manager Portal is installed. By adding or removing members in these groups you can define the scope of authority for a portal user and the operations that the user can perform in the Recovery Manager Portal.

The local security groups are as follows:

  • Recovery Manager Portal - Configuration Admins. Members in this group have permissions to modify the Recovery Manager Portal configuration and delegate restore permissions to other Recovery Manager Portal users.
  • Recovery Manager Portal - Recovery Operators. Members in this group have permissions to restore or undelete Active Directory objects by using the Recovery Manager Portal.
  • Recovery Manager Portal - Undelete Operators. Members in this group have permissions to undelete Active Directory objects by using the Recovery Manager Portal.
  • Recovery Manager Portal - Monitoring Operators. Members in this group can view the health summary and backup creation history for the Recovery Manager for Active Directory instances with which the portal is configured to work.
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