Updating ad aware personal
The process of configuration is rather simple (see figure 1 below): 1. Make sure you enable application-aware image processing (AAIP) to ensure transactional consistency of OS and applications running on the VM, including the Active Directory database and SYSVOL catalog Note: AAIP is a Veeam technology that allows software to backup VMs in an application-aware way.
This involves detecting applications of a guest OS system and collecting their metadata, quiescing them using corresponding Microsoft VSS writers, preparing application-specific VSS restore procedure to take place upon first boot up of the restored VM, and truncating application’s transaction logs if the backup task is successful.
The most important thing is that backup is now safe and can be restored as soon as you need it.
Frankly speaking, I hope that you’ve been updating AD services in your company and that your Domain Controllers have been virtualized for a long time.
So, a while later, you might notice an internal warning in server logs — event 2089, stating that there was no backup for “backup latency interval” days. Find the newly created backup file in the backup repository — that’s it!
Additionally, you can store a backup in the cloud with Veeam Cloud Connect (VCC) service provider or another backup repository using Veeam Backup Copy jobs or archive it to tape with Backup to Tape job.
Plus, item-level recovery with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory. Successful backup is great for starters, but that’s not all you need.Not only is Active Directory a great power, but it's also a great responsibility — and it requires spending a lot of time with it in order to maximize its capabilities.The purpose of this series is intended to aid you with the successful backup and recovery of Active Directory Domain Services with Veeam, giving you all the keys to painless AD protection.Today, I’m going to talk about the backup options Veeam offers for both physical and virtualized Domain Controllers, and backup considerations to keep in mind while you do that.As Active Directory Domain Services designed with a sort of redundancy, so the common backup rules and tactics can be mitigated and adapted to this level.
This article doesn't intend to cover a process of Veeam Backup & Replication installation and configuration, as it’s already been defined a few times.