About a disaster recovery operation of a remote Windows computer (includes non-authoritative and authoritative restore of Active Directory for a domain controller)

Article:HOWTO23131  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-05-04  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23131
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About a disaster recovery operation of a remote Windows computer (includes non-authoritative and authoritative restore of Active Directory for a domain controller)

You can perform a disaster recovery on a remote computer that is attached to the media server. This procedure restores your computer's operating system to its pre-disaster state. It also restores your data files, except those that you protect with a Backup Exec agent.

If any of your data is protected by Backup Exec agents, review the overview of the agents before you begin disaster recovery.

If your system is protected by Backup Exec Intelligent Disaster Recovery (IDR), you should use IDR for disaster recovery.

See About the Intelligent Disaster Recovery Option.

The procedure described in the following section allows you to manually recover a computer not protected by IDR.

You will need the following:

  • A current full backup of the computer to be recovered and any subsequent incremental/differential backups.

  • The Windows installation media.

Always log on to Windows using the Administrator account or its equivalent during this procedure.

Note:

If you recover a Windows computer that has BitLocker encryption enabled, you must re-enable BitLocker encryption following the restore.

See Microsoft's documentation for more information on BitLocker drive encryption.

See Restoring data by setting job properties.

See About manual disaster recovery of Windows computers.


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