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Recover Both Domain Controllers

Post by serverman73 » Dec 06, 2015 11:59 am

If my entire infrastructure is virtual (DC's / Veeam / other servers). How can I recover my DC's in event of a failure? If the esx host died, Veeam is currently configured to use the Domain\Administrator account to backup the DC's. If I had to rebuild my Veeam server and then restore the DC's how would I do so since the Domain\Administrator account at that point does not exist.

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Re: Recover Both Domain Controllers

Post by Gostev » Dec 06, 2015 1:30 pm

You would change that account to the new one in the backup job settings.

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Re: Recover Both Domain Controllers

Post by serverman73 » Dec 07, 2015 12:10 pm

Gostev,

Thanks for your reply....but maybe I am missing something. If I backed these VM's up utilizing a domain admin account, and they are the only domain controllers, how would I restore them using a domain admin account, because in this case the domain would be non-existent until I restored them?

Or do I not need a domain admin account to restore them?

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Re: Recover Both Domain Controllers

Post by foggy » Dec 07, 2015 1:04 pm

Right, you do not need admin account to restore DC. However, you'll need to perform authoritative SYSVOL restore for one of the DCs.

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