Active Directory Backup
What is Active Directory?
Active Directory is a set of services that runs on Windows server and facilitates working with interconnected network resources by managing permissions and access. It allows network administrators to create and manage users and domains within the network. Active Directory provides several different services, the most primarily used one being the Domain Services, or AD DS.
Active Directory Backup & Restore using Vembu BDR Suite
Vembu provides the most reliable backup solution for protecting your Active Directory Database and the Domain Controller. You can protect the Active Directory running on any environment like physical Windows Servers or virtualized setup like VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V.
How to backup Active Directory?
Configure Image-level backup
Vembu BDR Suite supports backup of the entire image of the physical/virtual machine in which the Active Directory is running.
You can backup the AD running on virtual hosts with VMware Backup & Replication and Hyper-V Backup.
And, you can backup your AD on physical Windows machines with Windows Image Backup.
Enable Application-aware backup
During the backup process, the application writers’ status is checked and the backups are processed only if they are stable.
Enabling App-aware option creates consistent database snapshot by quiescing the application writers’ using Microsoft VSS API and ensures consistent backup of Active Directory.
How to restore Active Directory?
Instantly recover Active Directory
Vembu’s Quick VM recovery option lets you to instantly recover your entire AD server as a VM on hypervisors like VMware, Hyper-V, KVM and enables you to meet the RTO less than 15 mins.
Granulary recover AD objects
Vembu Universal Explorer allows you to granularly recover Active Directory objects from the backup.
You can either restore the item to its original location, or to another Active Directory location or export object/container based on requirement.