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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

Viewing health summary for Recovery Manager for Active Directory instances

You can view the health summary for the Recovery Manager for Active Directory instances with which the portal is configured to work. To view the health summary, you must be assigned a specific role in the Recovery Manager Portal. For more information, see Assigning roles to portal users.

To view the health summary

  1. Connect to the Recovery Manager Portal with your Web browser.
  2. In the Recovery Manager Portal, open the Monitoring tab.
  3. Expand the Health Summary node to view the health summary.

Viewing backup creation history

You can view backup creation history for a particular instance of the Recovery Manager for Active Directory with which the Recovery Manager Portal is configured to work. To view backup creation history, you must be assigned a specific role in the Recovery Manager Portal. For more information, see Assigning roles to portal users.

The backup creation history displays the date when a particular backup was created, the backup operation duration, the size of the created backup and whether the backup is encrypted. You can also view the name of the computer hosting the Recovery Manager for Active Directory instance that created the backup, the name of backed up Computer Collection and backed up computer.

To view backup creation history

  1. Connect to the Recovery Manager Portal with your Web browser.
  2. In the Recovery Manager Portal, open the Monitoring tab.
  3. Expand the Backup History node to view the list of existing backups.
    If the backup is encrypted, this will be indicated in the 'Size' column.

You can use the provided search box to find a specific entry in the list.

Recovering data using Recovery Manager Portal

In this section:

Restoring objects from a backup

To restore objects from a backup, you must be assigned a specific role in the Recovery Manager Portal. For more information, see Assigning roles to portal users.

To restore objects

  1. Connect to the Recovery Manager Portal with your Web browser.
  2. In the Recovery Manager Portal, open the Recovery tab.

    Note: To restore data from the encrypted backup, first go to the Configuration tab, expand Portal Settings and select the Use packed and encrypted backups for restore operations option.
    Note that unpacked components cannot be removed using Recovery Manager Portal. To perform this operation, use the Delete Unpacked Components option in the Recovery Manager Console.

  3. Click Restore objects to start the wizard.
  4. On the Find and add objects to restore step, you can search and add Active Directory objects and containers that you want to restore. Click Objects to restore to go to the next step.
  5. Review the object list on the View added objects step.
  6. On the Select a restore state step, select the backup from the list and specify whether the backup remains unpacked after the restore operation. If you select the encrypted backup from the list, you will be prompted for the backup password.
  7. On the Restore progress step, you can view the progress of the restore operation.
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