Windows Server 2016 and 2012 R2 – Full Backups Partial Backups Active Directory System State Bacups And Restore Video Tutorial

Windows Server 2016 and 2012 R2 - Full Backups Partial Backups Active Directory System State Bacups And Restore

  A good backup system is essential in a server environment. This video shows you how to setup Windows Server Backup feature with a backup schedule. You should see how to do full and partial backups and system state Active Directory backups too. Full restore methods should show you how to do an Authoritative or non-authoritative Active Directory restore. You should also see a tip on how to do system state backups using VMware.  

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1. 00:00:00:00 / 00:00:04:11 - hello and thank you for coming to this
2. 00:00:01:77 / 00:00:07:43 - video in this video we should show you
3. 00:00:04:11 / 00:00:11:42 - basically how to backup windows server a
4. 00:00:07:44 / 00:00:14:73 - full backup also just a system state
5. 00:00:11:42 / 00:00:19:17 - which gives you Active Directory restore
6. 00:00:14:73 / 00:00:21:66 - our ability and also how to restore them
7. 00:00:19:17 / 00:00:23:82 - so it's a backup and restore a full
8. 00:00:21:66 / 00:00:26:00 - version and also just for Active
9. 00:00:23:82 / 00:00:30:32 - Directory because that requires a
10. 00:00:26:01 / 00:00:32:46 - slightly different way to restore and we
11. 00:00:30:32 / 00:00:35:30 - should show you the full steps you get
12. 00:00:32:46 / 00:00:38:25 - to server manager open that up that's
13. 00:00:35:30 / 00:00:41:95 - straightforward go to features which is
14. 00:00:38:25 / 00:00:45:04 - after roles okay so you just go next and
15. 00:00:41:96 / 00:00:48:80 - then features make sure you select
16. 00:00:45:04 / 00:00:51:47 - Windows Server backup which is over here
17. 00:00:48:80 / 00:00:54:50 - and it's a straightforward thing all it
18. 00:00:51:47 / 00:00:59:27 - does is just install and it'll finish in
19. 00:00:54:50 / 00:01:05:50 - a few seconds okay not finished so now
20. 00:00:59:28 / 00:01:08:25 - all we need to do is just open it up and
21. 00:01:05:51 / 00:01:10:61 - when this opens up it's loaded then you
22. 00:01:08:25 / 00:01:13:04 - just click on local backup as you can
23. 00:01:10:61 / 00:01:16:04 - see we haven't set up any backup
24. 00:01:13:04 / 00:01:19:40 - schedules now the concept behind this is
25. 00:01:16:04 / 00:01:21:47 - you can do a full backup every time and
26. 00:01:19:40 / 00:01:24:84 - you can set it every half an hour
27. 00:01:21:47 / 00:01:26:67 - etc based on a time schedule either
28. 00:01:24:84 / 00:01:29:52 - maybe just once a day if you're not that
29. 00:01:26:67 / 00:01:31:32 - busy or if you're doing a lot of changes
30. 00:01:29:51 / 00:01:34:97 - on your computer and you need backups
31. 00:01:31:31 / 00:01:38:18 - for security for your own peace of mind
32. 00:01:34:97 / 00:01:40:34 - okay you can change that now when you do
33. 00:01:38:18 / 00:01:42:89 - a backup no matter which version you
34. 00:01:40:34 / 00:01:46:85 - choose ok the steps are straightforward
35. 00:01:42:89 / 00:01:51:29 - full server or custom ok
36. 00:01:46:85 / 00:01:55:82 - I would suggest full and the reason why
37. 00:01:51:29 / 00:01:59:54 - is ok for us this is just a demo machine
38. 00:01:55:82 / 00:02:03:14 - so it's only using up 16.2 for gigs ok
39. 00:01:59:54 / 00:02:07:07 - you might have a 1 terabyte when you do
40. 00:02:03:14 / 00:02:09:47 - full server with incremental backup
41. 00:02:07:07 / 00:02:12:12 - settings what happens is the first time
42. 00:02:09:47 / 00:02:12:48 - yes let's assume it's a 1 terabyte hard
43. 00:02:12:12 / 00:02:15:95 - disk
44. 00:02:12:47 / 00:02:18:65 - backing up okay or hard disks and that
45. 00:02:15:95 / 00:02:22:28 - will back up and then once that is done
46. 00:02:18:65 / 00:02:24:44 - you then basically only do changes
47. 00:02:22:28 / 00:02:26:84 - whatever changes are being made only
48. 00:02:24:44 / 00:02:30:44 - those are being backed up so is a lot of
49. 00:02:26:84 / 00:02:32:28 - time and space is being safe so I would
50. 00:02:30:44 / 00:02:34:94 - go with the full and using the full you
51. 00:02:32:28 / 00:02:38:18 - can restore your DNS your Active
52. 00:02:34:94 / 00:02:41:00 - Directory other system settings etc as
53. 00:02:38:18 / 00:02:44:28 - well okay if you are using a virtual
54. 00:02:41:00 / 00:02:47:03 - machine okay like for example VMware you
55. 00:02:44:28 / 00:02:50:51 - will find that the custom setting which
56. 00:02:47:03 / 00:02:54:53 - most people will choose to do a system
57. 00:02:50:51 / 00:02:59:28 - state ok which restores Active Directory
58. 00:02:54:53 / 00:03:02:72 - that just on our machine comes out
59. 00:02:59:28 / 00:03:05:54 - roughly a 10 gig ok so there's not much
60. 00:03:02:72 / 00:03:08:18 - of a difference ok between just a system
61. 00:03:05:54 / 00:03:11:70 - state and a full server backup on our
62. 00:03:08:18 / 00:03:14:45 - empty system literally ok so that's
63. 00:03:11:69 / 00:03:19:88 - those points I would go with full server
64. 00:03:14:45 / 00:03:22:12 - and then you click Next and then you can
65. 00:03:19:88 / 00:03:25:13 - choose x for example they've given you a
66. 00:03:22:12 / 00:03:27:35 - 9:00 p.m. at night okay when assuming
67. 00:03:25:13 / 00:03:30:03 - nobody's around it's nice and quiet
68. 00:03:27:35 / 00:03:32:28 - if you're making lots of changes during
69. 00:03:30:03 / 00:03:33:71 - the day you could have lots and lots of
70. 00:03:32:28 / 00:03:38:09 - different settings you could add like a
71. 00:03:33:71 / 00:03:42:59 - 10:00 a.m. then maybe like a 12 lunch
72. 00:03:38:09 / 00:03:44:28 - time and then 2 or even more it's
73. 00:03:42:59 / 00:03:47:84 - entirely up to you what's the things you
74. 00:03:44:28 / 00:03:51:15 - want to do the next thing you need to
75. 00:03:47:84 / 00:03:55:28 - consider is if you are doing it to a
76. 00:03:51:15 / 00:03:57:90 - hard disk this dedicated drive ok is
77. 00:03:55:28 / 00:03:59:48 - basically set up only for backups
78. 00:03:57:90 / 00:04:03:90 - because it will actually format that
79. 00:03:59:48 / 00:04:05:54 - drive and take control of it so that's
80. 00:04:03:90 / 00:04:09:26 - the first thing you need to think of you
81. 00:04:05:54 / 00:04:13:46 - can obviously backup to a folder within
82. 00:04:09:26 / 00:04:16:47 - a drive etc but that as I say over here
83. 00:04:13:46 / 00:04:17:12 - can be a little bit slower or 200%
84. 00:04:16:47 / 00:04:19:94 - slower
85. 00:04:17:12 / 00:04:22:94 - okay so we're backing up to a drive and
86. 00:04:19:94 / 00:04:24:03 - we'll just go forward and show you how
87. 00:04:22:94 / 00:04:28:07 - that works
88. 00:04:24:02 / 00:04:30:68 - and as you can see once you click next
89. 00:04:28:07 / 00:04:34:01 - you basically gets all available disks
90. 00:04:30:68 / 00:04:36:68 - we're using for this demo purposes a
91. 00:04:34:01 / 00:04:40:50 - virtual system so you're getting a
92. 00:04:36:68 / 00:04:43:82 - virtual drive ok and then there we go
93. 00:04:40:50 / 00:04:46:58 - it will tell you do what I remove this
94. 00:04:43:82 / 00:04:47:81 - volume from the backups and the point of
95. 00:04:46:58 / 00:04:50:35 - this is basically you don't want to be
96. 00:04:47:81 / 00:04:53:12 - backing up your backup Drive that's like
97. 00:04:50:36 / 00:04:58:18 - duplication of the duplication which now
98. 00:04:53:12 / 00:05:00:44 - so yes you click OK and this is
99. 00:04:58:18 / 00:05:02:39 - basically telling you it will be
100. 00:05:00:44 / 00:05:05:00 - reformatted so make sure this dry
101. 00:05:02:39 / 00:05:07:40 - doesn't have any data on it that you
102. 00:05:05:00 / 00:05:10:46 - need ok if you do make sure everything's
103. 00:05:07:41 / 00:05:12:78 - transferred out and then click yes ok
104. 00:05:10:47 / 00:05:17:52 - and a full backup gives you your system
105. 00:05:12:77 / 00:05:21:67 - state recovery the full whack ok so it
106. 00:05:17:51 / 00:05:28:07 - will format the disk create the schedule
107. 00:05:21:68 / 00:05:29:93 - and that's all done and now we could
108. 00:05:28:07 / 00:05:33:02 - just leave this and basically the next
109. 00:05:29:93 / 00:05:34:86 - time it comes up ok for example 2 p.m.
110. 00:05:33:02 / 00:05:37:45 - or whatever the next time it'll
111. 00:05:34:86 / 00:05:41:28 - automatically do a full backup and then
112. 00:05:37:45 / 00:05:43:75 - afterwards it will go into incremental
113. 00:05:41:27 / 00:05:47:69 - and how do we do incremental basically
114. 00:05:43:75 / 00:05:51:08 - click on this ok if you want to call I
115. 00:05:47:69 / 00:05:53:00 - go half and half you can do like for
116. 00:05:51:08 / 00:05:59:45 - example your C Drive as a full backup
117. 00:05:53:00 / 00:06:02:25 - efi only incremental other drives
118. 00:05:59:45 / 00:06:04:01 - incremental etc ok we'll just click
119. 00:06:02:25 / 00:06:06:44 - faster backup performance that's nicer
120. 00:06:04:01 / 00:06:08:81 - than happy that gives us an incremental
121. 00:06:06:44 / 00:06:11:12 - version and we'll just create a backup
122. 00:06:08:81 / 00:06:15:95 - once for now just to show you how it
123. 00:06:11:12 / 00:06:18:54 - goes ok and what should be happening so
124. 00:06:15:95 / 00:06:21:71 - use the scheduled backup options you
125. 00:06:18:54 / 00:06:23:34 - cannot use different options because you
126. 00:06:21:72 / 00:06:25:86 - set up a schedule if you haven't then
127. 00:06:23:33 / 00:06:27:11 - you can use different options I'll just
128. 00:06:25:86 / 00:06:30:24 - show you what those different options
129. 00:06:27:12 / 00:06:33:44 - would look like ok you go to custom and
130. 00:06:30:24 / 00:06:35:69 - then click Next and then choose what you
131. 00:06:33:44 / 00:06:37:38 - want to do you just want system state if
132. 00:06:35:69 / 00:06:40:24 - you do bare-metal you pretty
133. 00:06:37:38 / 00:06:44:05 - get the full thing then you can start
134. 00:06:40:24 / 00:06:50:37 - with moving things etc yeah okay just go
135. 00:06:44:05 / 00:06:54:03 - back let's go previous and next and then
136. 00:06:50:37 / 00:06:58:30 - back up now it'll take some time
137. 00:06:54:02 / 00:07:01:53 - what does happen and we'll just say
138. 00:06:58:30 / 00:07:04:41 - whilst this thing is going through it if
139. 00:07:01:53 / 00:07:09:14 - you are on a virtual system like VMware
140. 00:07:04:41 / 00:07:10:50 - you will have to uninstall the writer
141. 00:07:09:14 / 00:07:14:67 - okay
142. 00:07:10:50 / 00:07:16:12 - and that's the last thing in well
143. 00:07:14:68 / 00:07:17:82 - actually we'll show you might as well
144. 00:07:16:12 / 00:07:20:62 - because this will be quite useful for
145. 00:07:17:82 / 00:07:24:57 - many people ok let's go to control panel
146. 00:07:20:62 / 00:07:26:56 - and on a Saleh program if you are in the
147. 00:07:24:57 / 00:07:30:51 - VMware tools if you have this installed
148. 00:07:26:56 / 00:07:35:52 - you will have problems recovering just
149. 00:07:30:51 / 00:07:41:31 - system state unless you actually want to
150. 00:07:35:52 / 00:07:42:90 - change it you will have problems if you
151. 00:07:41:31 / 00:07:45:06 - do not do the setting because you will
152. 00:07:42:90 / 00:07:47:46 - never be allowed to do it there's a
153. 00:07:45:06 / 00:07:49:27 - partial recovery it will actually stop
154. 00:07:47:46 / 00:07:52:50 - you coming up with an error at the end
155. 00:07:49:26 / 00:07:54:78 - oh to modify it okay we're just showing
156. 00:07:52:50 / 00:07:56:37 - you what we got rid of we've got a rid
157. 00:07:54:78 / 00:07:58:75 - of virtual printing with us because we
158. 00:07:56:37 / 00:08:03:63 - weren't using it but this one over here
159. 00:07:58:75 / 00:08:06:77 - this VM CI you need to make sure that
160. 00:08:03:63 / 00:08:09:37 - his entire feature will be unavailable
161. 00:08:06:77 / 00:08:11:40 - otherwise you will not be able to do
162. 00:08:09:37 / 00:08:13:47 - Active Directory system state we store
163. 00:08:11:40 / 00:08:16:59 - on it so you'll have to do a full
164. 00:08:13:47 / 00:08:21:00 - recovery every time you do need to do a
165. 00:08:16:59 / 00:08:26:34 - recovery ok so just make sure let's just
166. 00:08:21:00 / 00:08:31:06 - cancel that yeah and finish we will just
167. 00:08:26:34 / 00:08:34:00 - quickly go back here as you can see it
168. 00:08:31:06 / 00:08:36:75 - does take time because we're using
169. 00:08:34:00 / 00:08:39:54 - virtual machines and it's for demo
170. 00:08:36:75 / 00:08:47:40 - purposes only so we shall return to you
171. 00:08:39:54 / 00:08:49:95 - once this is completely finished 100% ok
172. 00:08:47:40 / 00:08:50:78 - and when that finishes you just click
173. 00:08:49:95 / 00:08:54:32 - close
174. 00:08:50:78 / 00:08:57:38 - and you have that now we'll show you if
175. 00:08:54:33 / 00:09:01:02 - we were to do another backup once the
176. 00:08:57:38 / 00:09:04:08 - difference that was about 14 gig okay
177. 00:09:01:01 / 00:09:04:62 - just same steps again just create backup
178. 00:09:04:08 / 00:09:07:62 - okay
179. 00:09:04:62 / 00:09:08:31 - and this time round all it was was 140
180. 00:09:07:62 / 00:09:11:25 - megabytes
181. 00:09:08:30 / 00:09:15:20 - okay which is a big difference compared
182. 00:09:11:25 / 00:09:16:40 - to 14 gig okay so all it does is it will
183. 00:09:15:21 / 00:09:18:26 - take a little bit of time to check
184. 00:09:16:40 / 00:09:20:27 - what's being changed on the computer and
185. 00:09:18:26 / 00:09:22:37 - then it does a full kind of like
186. 00:09:20:27 / 00:09:26:97 - incremental backup of what the changes
187. 00:09:22:37 / 00:09:28:83 - were hey let's now talk through your
188. 00:09:26:97 / 00:09:31:13 - Recovery Options let's assume you've got
189. 00:09:28:83 / 00:09:32:82 - lots and lots of backups one day things
190. 00:09:31:13 / 00:09:35:54 - go wrong maybe Active Directory gets
191. 00:09:32:82 / 00:09:39:36 - messed up or your DNS or maybe the
192. 00:09:35:54 / 00:09:44:92 - entire system okay so from within
193. 00:09:39:36 / 00:09:47:97 - Windows ok if you tried recovering okay
194. 00:09:44:92 / 00:09:49:55 - you can choose the days let's assume you
195. 00:09:47:97 / 00:09:52:56 - had previous days you choose that day
196. 00:09:49:55 / 00:09:56:15 - and then what time etc we've only done
197. 00:09:52:55 / 00:10:00:17 - it for this demo these two backups okay
198. 00:09:56:15 / 00:10:02:00 - and choose whatever time that you
199. 00:10:00:17 / 00:10:05:90 - believe is a correct time to go back to
200. 00:10:02:00 / 00:10:09:86 - and from within Windows Server okay all
201. 00:10:05:90 / 00:10:13:28 - the options you have are you can backup
202. 00:10:09:86 / 00:10:17:14 - shall we say files and folders certain
203. 00:10:13:28 / 00:10:20:18 - files and folders okay certain volumes
204. 00:10:17:14 / 00:10:21:68 - applications system state you cannot
205. 00:10:20:19 / 00:10:23:13 - zoom state is where you're actually
206. 00:10:21:69 / 00:10:24:72 - trying to get back Active Directory for
207. 00:10:23:12 / 00:10:26:66 - example okay I'll just give you an
208. 00:10:24:72 / 00:10:31:17 - example of what goes wrong let's assume
209. 00:10:26:66 / 00:10:36:47 - that click Next it tells you now you
210. 00:10:31:16 / 00:10:40:07 - need to use a restore mode option so if
211. 00:10:36:48 / 00:10:42:84 - you did at some point need to recover
212. 00:10:40:08 / 00:10:46:71 - more than that like for example Active
213. 00:10:42:84 / 00:10:50:42 - Directory or your entire server we shall
214. 00:10:46:71 / 00:10:55:20 - have to boot up and I would suggest
215. 00:10:50:41 / 00:10:59:27 - booting up using the Windows Server DVD
216. 00:10:55:20 / 00:11:03:72 - USB version of it whatever you have okay
217. 00:10:59:27 / 00:11:04:14 - or a network boot up and go into repair
218. 00:11:03:72 / 00:11:07:96 - so
219. 00:11:04:14 / 00:11:10:98 - we shall talk you through a full restore
220. 00:11:07:96 / 00:11:14:80 - using the boot up man so we'll just
221. 00:11:10:98 / 00:11:20:74 - close all these things down and restart
222. 00:11:14:79 / 00:11:23:19 - into the Windows DVD so we boot up over
223. 00:11:20:74 / 00:11:25:41 - here like normal is the normal install
224. 00:11:23:20 / 00:11:28:86 - screen go ahead instead of clicking
225. 00:11:25:41 / 00:11:33:54 - install we click repair a computer and
226. 00:11:28:86 / 00:11:36:89 - then it is troubleshoot system image
227. 00:11:33:54 / 00:11:42:18 - recovery and then it's windows server
228. 00:11:36:89 / 00:11:45:97 - and it will find all our backups okay
229. 00:11:42:19 / 00:11:47:80 - you can select a certain date for
230. 00:11:45:97 / 00:11:49:93 - example if you have multiple multiple
231. 00:11:47:79 / 00:11:53:46 - dates we'll show you what it looks like
232. 00:11:49:92 / 00:11:56:67 - we only have this one date but the good
233. 00:11:53:47 / 00:11:59:01 - news is you go forward and we'll give
234. 00:11:56:67 / 00:12:01:00 - you the specific times within that date
235. 00:11:59:01 / 00:12:03:87 - as well if you had previous days would
236. 00:12:01:00 / 00:12:07:01 - give you the full thing so you look at
237. 00:12:03:87 / 00:12:11:32 - for example the latest one was that
238. 00:12:07:01 / 00:12:14:91 - let's just click Next and then you can
239. 00:12:11:32 / 00:12:18:45 - format repartition with this and it will
240. 00:12:14:91 / 00:12:21:47 - do that and do a complete wipe and then
241. 00:12:18:45 / 00:12:24:19 - restore a free computer that's up to you
242. 00:12:21:48 / 00:12:26:80 - if you think of some virus something
243. 00:12:24:19 / 00:12:27:97 - affecting your computer then click
244. 00:12:26:79 / 00:12:31:65 - finish
245. 00:12:27:97 / 00:12:34:06 - once you click finish it basically goes
246. 00:12:31:65 / 00:12:37:65 - on it takes whatever time to restore it
247. 00:12:34:05 / 00:12:39:75 - and once it's done it restarts the
248. 00:12:37:65 / 00:12:41:50 - computer and then boots back into what
249. 00:12:39:75 / 00:12:44:40 - should be a normal version of your
250. 00:12:41:50 / 00:12:48:49 - windows and that's fine so we're back
251. 00:12:44:40 / 00:12:51:03 - into Windows Server and let's assume we
252. 00:12:48:49 / 00:12:53:32 - just want to do a system state restore
253. 00:12:51:03 / 00:12:57:93 - which includes Active Directory and
254. 00:12:53:32 / 00:12:59:79 - we're gonna do it using this method ok
255. 00:12:57:94 / 00:13:02:88 - so we're back into Windows Server and
256. 00:12:59:78 / 00:13:05:86 - for us to do an Active Directory
257. 00:13:02:87 / 00:13:08:50 - restored into that restore mode what we
258. 00:13:05:86 / 00:13:11:40 - need to do is come over here type MS
259. 00:13:08:50 / 00:13:13:50 - config ok you get up your system
260. 00:13:11:40 / 00:13:15:61 - configuration you can find this in
261. 00:13:13:50 / 00:13:17:25 - computer management in Windows
262. 00:13:15:61 / 00:13:22:52 - administration over there
263. 00:13:17:25 / 00:13:27:79 - okay boot safe boot an active directory
264. 00:13:22:52 / 00:13:32:14 - repair if your server is a secondary
265. 00:13:27:79 / 00:13:34:94 - shall we say Active Directory domain you
266. 00:13:32:14 / 00:13:36:62 - will not get this option if you're not
267. 00:13:34:95 / 00:13:40:59 - being able to click in the safe boot you
268. 00:13:36:62 / 00:13:45:17 - know what the issue is okay so that's
269. 00:13:40:59 / 00:13:48:84 - that and then click OK and then restart
270. 00:13:45:17 / 00:13:50:90 - ok the key thing is here when you're
271. 00:13:48:84 / 00:13:54:87 - doing an active Dec directory restore
272. 00:13:50:90 / 00:13:59:21 - you're not logging in under the domain
273. 00:13:54:87 / 00:14:03:14 - for example as you can see you'll get
274. 00:13:59:22 / 00:14:07:52 - this error what you need to do is the
275. 00:14:03:14 / 00:14:11:75 - computer's name ok in this case we just
276. 00:14:07:52 / 00:14:19:37 - call this guy back up the back slash and
277. 00:14:11:75 / 00:14:21:17 - then a user that has the permissions to
278. 00:14:19:37 / 00:14:23:15 - basically do an Active Directory restore
279. 00:14:21:17 / 00:14:26:30 - by the domain controller administrator
280. 00:14:23:15 / 00:14:30:99 - etc and the password that you use is the
281. 00:14:26:30 / 00:14:34:10 - password that you used to basically set
282. 00:14:30:99 / 00:14:36:77 - up Active Directory you might remember
283. 00:14:34:11 / 00:14:40:88 - when it went through it asks you for a
284. 00:14:36:77 / 00:14:42:80 - restore password you might think you're
285. 00:14:40:88 / 00:14:44:51 - using the administrator so it should be
286. 00:14:42:80 / 00:14:48:11 - a different password if you have
287. 00:14:44:51 / 00:14:50:25 - different passwords for both but it
288. 00:14:48:12 / 00:14:52:23 - actually works ok so you need to use
289. 00:14:50:25 / 00:14:56:46 - that password you're not using your
290. 00:14:52:23 / 00:14:59:07 - administrator password ok and as you can
291. 00:14:56:46 / 00:15:00:99 - see literally it will start up it'll
292. 00:14:59:07 / 00:15:04:05 - have Safe Mode written all over it and
293. 00:15:00:99 / 00:15:05:73 - it will start up server manager if it
294. 00:15:04:04 / 00:15:10:52 - doesn't obviously just click on server
295. 00:15:05:73 / 00:15:13:28 - manager you will get a lot of read
296. 00:15:10:52 / 00:15:15:80 - errors ok that's because it's booting up
297. 00:15:13:28 / 00:15:18:17 - into this special safe mode and a lot of
298. 00:15:15:80 / 00:15:21:83 - services do not get activated or
299. 00:15:18:17 / 00:15:26:42 - switched on started so what you do over
300. 00:15:21:83 / 00:15:27:81 - here still Windows Server backup so you
301. 00:15:26:42 / 00:15:29:87 - can happily do it you can use PowerShell
302. 00:15:27:80 / 00:15:30:77 - if you want to that's perfectly fine
303. 00:15:29:87 / 00:15:33:99 - we're good
304. 00:15:30:77 / 00:15:40:70 - the GUI way graphical user interface yep
305. 00:15:33:99 / 00:15:45:09 - and then recover and next choose
306. 00:15:40:71 / 00:15:47:04 - whichever backup you want with Active
307. 00:15:45:09 / 00:15:49:35 - Directory there is some key points that
308. 00:15:47:03 / 00:15:52:64 - you need to remember ok the furthest
309. 00:15:49:35 / 00:15:54:42 - back that can Active Directory restore
310. 00:15:52:64 / 00:15:58:11 - with all this caching accessories about
311. 00:15:54:41 / 00:16:01:40 - seven days I think this another issue to
312. 00:15:58:11 / 00:16:04:34 - think about is if you are doing multiple
313. 00:16:01:40 / 00:16:06:71 - multiple changes during each day and
314. 00:16:04:34 / 00:16:08:70 - even though we've done it every couple
315. 00:16:06:72 / 00:16:12:50 - of hours you do it even every 30 minutes
316. 00:16:08:70 / 00:16:16:89 - for example if anything has changed from
317. 00:16:12:50 / 00:16:21:31 - that last backup point you will lose it
318. 00:16:16:88 / 00:16:24:65 - so hopefully ok you will have other
319. 00:16:21:32 / 00:16:27:90 - kinda like systems also in place to
320. 00:16:24:65 / 00:16:29:90 - mitigate the loss if you're doing it
321. 00:16:27:89 / 00:16:32:49 - every 30 minutes hopefully you have some
322. 00:16:29:90 / 00:16:35:00 - system in place to collide mitigate what
323. 00:16:32:49 / 00:16:39:62 - happened within the last 30 minutes ok
324. 00:16:35:00 / 00:16:43:25 - so now you can do a system state go
325. 00:16:39:62 / 00:16:46:50 - forward if this is the primary domain
326. 00:16:43:25 / 00:16:49:64 - controller ok you would want to make it
327. 00:16:46:50 / 00:16:52:27 - as an authoritative restore if you have
328. 00:16:49:64 / 00:16:57:56 - other Active Directory servers within
329. 00:16:52:27 / 00:16:59:90 - the shall we say forest and they have
330. 00:16:57:57 / 00:17:02:52 - maybe a more up-to-date version of
331. 00:16:59:90 / 00:17:04:47 - Active Directory so this will bring you
332. 00:17:02:51 / 00:17:09:05 - to shall we say the last 30 minutes back
333. 00:17:04:47 / 00:17:11:49 - and other Active Directory servers can
334. 00:17:09:05 / 00:17:14:63 - then feed into this and basically you
335. 00:17:11:49 / 00:17:16:41 - will then get a complete up-to-date
336. 00:17:14:64 / 00:17:18:90 - version so if you don't click
337. 00:17:16:41 / 00:17:21:20 - authoritative restore your allowing
338. 00:17:18:90 / 00:17:23:88 - other servers to kinda like help this
339. 00:17:21:20 / 00:17:27:26 - build it back up if you don't have other
340. 00:17:23:88 / 00:17:32:42 - servers then you are clicking
341. 00:17:27:26 / 00:17:32:42 - authoritative restore ok so that's that
342. 00:17:33:34 / 00:17:37:81 - there you go that's their message
343. 00:17:38:53 / 00:17:45:96 - recover
344. 00:17:40:07 / 00:17:50:89 - system state might cover just remember
345. 00:17:45:96 / 00:17:54:60 - this okay do you want to continue in
346. 00:17:50:89 / 00:17:57:98 - this case will click yep so basically
347. 00:17:54:59 / 00:18:00:02 - what it does it should go all the way if
348. 00:17:57:99 / 00:18:02:39 - you are having issues where it stops at
349. 00:18:00:02 / 00:18:06:72 - this point literally the last two not
350. 00:18:02:39 / 00:18:08:84 - initializing okay and you get an error
351. 00:18:06:72 / 00:18:10:52 - message coming up it's basic cause of
352. 00:18:08:84 / 00:18:15:00 - your virtual machine settings
353. 00:18:10:52 / 00:18:17:51 - it just recovers Active Directory it'll
354. 00:18:15:00 / 00:18:19:10 - then restart the computer if you have
355. 00:18:17:51 / 00:18:20:13 - ticked the box if you have until just
356. 00:18:19:10 / 00:18:22:79 - give you a little prompt over you're
357. 00:18:20:13 / 00:18:25:67 - saying restart what you do need to do
358. 00:18:22:79 / 00:18:28:76 - before the restart and this is important
359. 00:18:25:67 / 00:18:33:60 - you do need to go to Windows
360. 00:18:28:76 / 00:18:36:77 - administrative tools and once you do
361. 00:18:33:59 / 00:18:39:77 - click on system configuration and you
362. 00:18:36:77 / 00:18:41:39 - need to unpick safe boot otherwise you
363. 00:18:39:77 / 00:18:43:38 - just keep booting up into safe mode as
364. 00:18:41:39 / 00:18:46:16 - this is still going on
365. 00:18:43:38 / 00:18:49:76 - what you would need to ensure when you
366. 00:18:46:16 / 00:18:51:14 - click ok exit without restart otherwise
367. 00:18:49:76 / 00:18:53:22 - it'll restart in the middle of this
368. 00:18:51:14 / 00:18:57:20 - process and literally your system will
369. 00:18:53:22 / 00:19:00:12 - be in a pretty unstable state Oh
370. 00:18:57:21 / 00:19:02:97 - as mentioned all it happens is it's
371. 00:19:00:11 / 00:19:05:53 - quite boring ok go through all of this
372. 00:19:02:97 / 00:19:08:10 - it recovers all the stuff and then
373. 00:19:05:53 / 00:19:10:40 - restarts and hopefully you're back to
374. 00:19:08:09 / 00:19:14:08 - normal so hopefully this video has
375. 00:19:10:40 / 00:19:14:09 - helped thank you for watching
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