Instant Object Recovery for Microsoft® Active Directory

Rapid recovery of Active Directory – one of the most business-critical applications – is essential to eliminate IT services downtime and ensure business continuity. Yet, properly restoring deleted Active Directory objects or reverting incorrect/unauthorized changes can be a complex, time-consuming, and an error-prone process. For example, with native and third-party tools relying on a tombstone, it is often not possible to achieve a complete recovery of objects and their attributes (such as reverting modified or incorrectly added objects or restoring group memberships, home directory, or enabled/disabled status).

Backups of Active Directory VMs created by NAKIVO Backup & Replication store the complete information about Active Directory, including all its containers, objects, and attributes. By its nature, NAKIVO backups store more information than what is available in tombstone and thus the product provides the ability to go beyond the standard tombstone recovery capabilities of Active Directory.

With Instant Object Recovery for Microsoft Active Directory feature, you can instantly access Active Directory databases directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups, and:

  • Search for Active Directory objects and containers;
  • Browse the Active Directory database;
  • View Active Directory object attributes;
  • Download entire containers or objects in .LDF format or forward them over email.

The object recovery process is simple and straightforward: just choose a VM backup, a recovery point, and push a button. NAKIVO Backup & Replication will automatically find the Active Directory database in the VM backup and display the contents of the database right in the product's Web UI. Now you can search and browse Active Directory database, view object attributes, and recover selected objects and containers:

Instant Object Recovery for Microsoft Active Directory