Use this page to select a backup to compare with the previously selected one. This window appears after you select the Compare two backups and report the differences option on the Wizard Operation Mode page.
Registered backups. Provides a list of registered Active Directory backups for the selected domain. In the list, each entry includes the following fields:
Backup Age. Indicates how old the backup is. Active Directory does not allow using a backup whose age exceeds the Active Directory tombstone lifetime.
Created. Displays the date when the backup was created.
DC. Displays the computer name of the domain controller; the backup contains directory object data retrieved from that domain controller. The wizard will connect to the domain controller that corresponds to the entry you have selected.
Media. Displays the path and name of the backup file.
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.
Register Offline Active Directory Database. Registers Active Directory database (ntds.dit file) unpacked from a backup created with third-party backup tools.
Only backups of the same domain controller can be compared. The first of the selected backups must be older than the second one.
Use this page to optionally change the folder where Recovery Manager for Active Directory will unpack the selected backup.
Your changes will not affect the default settings for unpacked backups.
This page enables you to view the progress of the backup extraction. To stop the unpack process, click Cancel. You can also have the wizard keep the extracted data for future use.
Use this page to specify a way the target domain to be accessed.
Use agentless method to access domain controller
When selected, ensures that only LDAP functions are used to access the domain controller. When you leave this check box cleared, the restore is performed using Restore Agent. For more details about agentless or agent-based method, refer Using agentless or agent-based method.
Target domain controller
Displays the DNS name of the target domain controller for the restore operation. By default, the wizard uses the domain controller from which the backup was created. To choose the target domain controller, click Browse, and then complete the Select Domain Controller dialog box.
Account used to access the target domain controller
Displays the user account with which Recovery Manager for Active Directory will access the target domain controller. By default, the wizard accesses the domain controller with the account under which Recovery Manager for Active Directory is running. To choose a different account, click Change, and then complete the Select Account dialog box.
Automatically configure Windows Firewall
When selected, the Windows Firewall settings will be configured automatically for the online restore operation.