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Recovery Manager for AD 10.1 - User Guide

Overview Getting started
Permissions required to use Recovery Manager for Active Directory Recovery Manager Console 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 Using Managed Service Accounts Active Directory backups vs Windows System State backups Creating BMR and Active Directory backups Using the Backup Wizard 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 Active Directory components Integration with Change Auditor for Active Directory 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
Full Replication 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 portal Appendices
Frequently asked questions Best practices for using Computer Collections Best practices for creating backups Ports Used by Recovery Manager for Active Directory Backup Wizard Online Restore Wizard Online Restore Wizard for AD LDS (ADAM) Group Policy Restore Wizard Repair Wizard Extract Wizard Technical characteristics Events generated by Recovery Manager for Active Directory Descriptions of PowerShell commands

Restore Progress

This page shows the progress of the operation. You can stop the operation by clicking Cancel.

Clicking the Cancel button when the restore is in progress can result in serious, unexpected consequences that can prevent the system from starting and require that you reinstall the system.


Authoritative Restore Selections

Use this page to mark individual Active Directory (AD) objects, a subtree, or the entire AD database as authoritatively restored. To mark AD objects, subtree, or the entire AD database as authoritative, Recovery Manager for Active Directory uses the capabilities provided by the Ntdsutil.exe tool supplied with Microsoft Windows. However, this tool included in Windows Server 2008 or higher does not support marking the entire AD database as authoritative.

  • Mark no objects as authoritatively restored. Marks no restored objects as authoritative.

  • Mark the entire directory as authoritatively restored. Marks the entire Active Directory database (both the domain and configuration naming contexts held by the domain controller) as authoritative. The schema cannot be authoritatively restored.

  • Mark a subtree or individual object as authoritatively restored. Marks an individual object or a container along with all the objects it contains (a subtree) as authoritative. The object or container is defined by specifying its distinguished name in the Distinguished name box.

An authoritative restore is an advanced operation that affects the entire domain. Try to avoid using authoritative restore unless you realize all of its implications. With the Repair Wizard, the authoritative restore of the SYSVOL does not occur automatically after an authoritative restore of Active Directory, additional steps are required. For more information, see Restoring SYSVOL authoritatively.


Computer Restart in Normal Mode

Use this page to specify how to restart the target computer in normal mode. Restarting the target domain controller in normal mode is required for the Active Directory restore to complete.

  • Let me restart computer later. With this option, you must restart the target computer manually.

  • Restart the computer now. Restarts the target computer remotely, using the boot option specified in the Boot option box. If you want to apply different startup parameters, restart the computer manually.


Completing the Repair Wizard

Use this page to view the operation results.

  • View Log. Shows the restore results log. The purpose of the log is to facilitate troubleshooting.

  • Finish. Click Finish to close the Repair Wizard.

To open the log file
  • On the Completing the Repair Wizard page, click View Log. The log includes the following entries:

    • Operation. Type of the restore operation.

    • Backup. The path and name of the backup file.

    • Created. Date and time of the backup creation.

    • Operation Started. Date and time when the wizard started the restore.

    • DIT Database restore started. Under this entry you can view a list of files the wizard has restored.

    • Operation completed. Date and time when the wizard completed the restore.

The wizard saves the log file in the following folder: %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Quest\Recovery Manager for Active Directory\Repair.


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