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BackupExec 2010 R2: Active Directory Backup Procedure

Posted by Brajesh Panda on November 17, 2010

Service Account Requirement

1. Normal AD backup (This way we will not able to restore individual AD Objects)

* Below Permissions are required to be configured on “Default Domain Controllers Group Policy”. In Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller you will find this GPO by opening GPMC.MSC -> Domain -> Domain Controllers -> Right click “Default Domain Controllers Policy & Edit * Act as part of the operating system
* Create a token object (which can be used to access any local resources) * Log on as service
* Log on as a batch job (allows a user to be logged on by means of a batch-queue facility)
* Backup files and directories (provides rights to backup files and directories)
* Restore files and directories (provides rights to restore files and directories) * Manage auditing and security log
* Official Reference:

2. Backup Exec 2010 R2 software GRT (Granular Recovery Technology) based backup features. GRT feature enables us to restore single objects, even single attributes of a user object. * Domain Admin privilege
* Official Reference:

Agent Installation

3. If you are going to use native domain DC, in which Backup server is member off, You can push/install the BackupExec agent from the console itself.

4. If you are going to use a different domain DC in the same/other forest, in which Backup server is member off, follow below steps to perform the installation. Else you will receive remote registry error.

* Add the service account to the local administrator of Backup Server
* Logon to Backup Server using the same service account & push backup exec agents to the concern domain controller
* After installation make sure you configure the BackupExec client with Backup server’s FQDN & IP Address. Else you will not able to see the server name in backup servers selection list panel.


Create Selection List & Backup Jobs

5. If you are backing a Different Domain DC in the same/other forest.

* Register the “Network Logon” Account at BackupExec Console -> Network Menu -> Logon Accounts

6. Create a selection list & use the above account as logon account for the same

7. Connect the selection list to right backup policy


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