Using Microsoft Active Directory Object Restore Wizard

When you run the Microsoft Active Directory Object Restore wizard, Veeam Backup & Replication automatically extracts the Microsoft Active Directory database from the storage snapshot and opens it in Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory.

As part of this procedure, Veeam Backup & Replication performs the following actions:

  1. Veeam Backup & Replication creates a clone/virtual copy of the storage snapshot and mounts the clone/virtual copy to an ESXi host.
  2. Veeam Backup & Replication accesses the configuration file of the virtualized Microsoft Active Directory server (VMX) on the snapshot clone/virtual copy and uses this configuration file to register a temporary VM on the ESXi host.
  3. Veeam Backup & Replication mounts disks of the Microsoft Active Directory server to the temporary VM.
  4. Veeam Backup & Replication locates the Microsoft Active Directory database and opens it in Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory.

Before you restore the Microsoft Active Directory database from a storage snapshot, check prerequisites. Then use the Microsoft Active Directory Object Restore wizard to restore the Microsoft Active Directory database.

  1. Launch the Microsoft Active Directory Object Restore wizard
  2. Select a VM
  3. Select a restore point
  4. Select an ESXi host for snapshot mounting
  5. Specify a restore reason
  6. Open the database in Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory
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