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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

Completing the Group Policy Restore Wizard

This is the final page of the wizard. Click Back to select and restore additional Group Policy objects or click Finish to close the Group Policy Restore Wizard. After you select a backup on the Backup Selection page, the wizard prepares temporary data, unpacking the backup. This is a lengthy operation. The prepared data is erased when you close the wizard, unless you have selected the Keep extracted data after completing the wizard check box on the Backup Data Preparation page.

Repair Wizard

The Repair Wizard helps you restore the System State on a domain controller, including the Active Directory database and SYSVOL. With this wizard you can select a System State backup, select Active Directory objects for authoritative restore, and perform a primary restore of SYSVOL.

The wizard has the following pages:

Computer and Backup Selection

Use this page to view a list of computers for which backups are available and to select a backup to perform a restore. The list of computers in the window depends on how the wizard was started. If you select a computer and then start the wizard using the Action menu, the list includes only the selected computer. Otherwise, it includes all computers.

  • Locate the backup under computer name. Provides a list of computers for which backups are available and allows you to select a backup to perform a restore. To ensure the selected backup contains all System State components needed for the restore, browse the System State branch in the Computer and Backup Selection window. For the selected computer, the window lists all backups that are available in Recovery Manager for Active Directory. A backup entry includes the date and time when the backup was created, and displays the backup age in days. The list only includes the backups that are registered in the Recovery Manager for Active Directory configuration database.
  • Register. To register additional backups, click Register, and then click one from the following items:
    • Register Backup File. Registers a Microsoft Tape Format (MTF)-compliant backup file (.bkf).
    • Register Backups in Folder. Registers all backup files that are in the selected folder.

In the Repair Wizard, you can use backups created by applications that store backups in Microsoft Tape Format (MTF), such as Windows Backup or Veritas Backup Exec. However, snapshot backups are not supported by the Repair Wizard. You can restore Active Directory data from such backups using the Online Restore Wizard and Group Policy Restore Wizard. The Extract Wizard also supports snapshot backups.

To select a backup

Double-click the computer whose backup you want to use, and then double-click the backup you want to use. Select the check box next to System State and then click Next.

Target Computer

Use this page to view where the System State data will be restored.

  • Restore System State data on the computer. Displays the computer name where the System State data will be restored.
  • Change. Click Change to change the target computer, and then complete the Change Target Computer dialog box. In the Computer name box, type the NetBIOS name, DNS name, or IP address of the computer where you want to perform a restore.

A restore on a computer different from the backup source can have serious, unexpected consequences that can prevent the system from starting and require that you reinstall the system.

  • Next. Click Next to connect to the target computer. No backup data is transferred at this stage.
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