Scripted Authoritative Restore For Replica

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Scripted Authoritative Restore For Replica

Veeam Logoby adapterer » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:15 am

Hi,

I'm wondering if anyone has scripted the authoritative restore for a DC in a DR environment? https://www.veeam.com/blog/how-to-recover-a-domain-controller-best-practices-for-ad-protection.html- Veeam I think you do this for SureBackup/Replica?

Would be great to have this 100% automated rather than requiring manual intervention.

Note I am aware that this will not work for recovery into an environment with other DC's, more for a 'full site failover' scenario. :)

I imagine the script would just need to set two registry keys as a pre-replica script, run the replica job, then revert the keys after replica as a post-replica script.
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Re: Scripted Authoritative Restore For Replica

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:43 am

Veeam I think you do this for SureBackup/Replica?

Correct.

I imagine the script would just need to set two registry keys as a pre-replica script, run the replica job, then revert the keys after replica as a post-replica script.

Wouldn't it better to have those scripts as post failover plan actions (set pair of regkeys, restart VM)? The idea here is to avoid setting regkeys on running mission critical VMs.
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Re: Scripted Authoritative Restore For Replica

Veeam Logoby adapterer » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:22 pm

That sounds like a much better idea! :lol: How would this work for a CC environment though, where presumably myself as a SP does not have a logon to the client's server?
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Re: Scripted Authoritative Restore For Replica

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:07 pm

That works even better for cloud scenario, because for cloud failover plans scripts have to be specified on SP's side, not on tenant's one! :)
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Re: Scripted Authoritative Restore For Replica

Veeam Logoby adapterer » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:24 am

What about permissions though? Would the client have to hand over some credentials?
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Re: Scripted Authoritative Restore For Replica

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:43 pm

Correct, registry modifications would require guest credentials.
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