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Issue about restoring Active Directory objects using the GUI - TSM 7.1

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Hi,

We're trying to restore Active Directory objects that are backed up to the Tivoli Storage
Manager server from System State backups (many of them), but the objects are not displayed in the directory tree even runing the TSM BA Client as a member of the Administrators group. In fact, we're runing the client as the domain administrator account.

According to guide:
To restore individual Active Directory objects, you must run the Tivoli Storage Manager client on a domain controller...
That's Ok.

... and your user account must be a member of the Administrators group. The Active Directory objects are not displayed in the directory tree if your user account is not a member of the Administrators group.
And that's Ok.


Domain Controller: Windows Server 2003 EE SP2
TSM Client 6.3.2

To restore individual objects from the GUI:
1. Click Restore in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager window. The Restore window
opens.
2. Expand the directory tree if necessary. To expand an object in the tree, click the
plus sign (+) next to the object.
3. Locate the Active Directory node in the directory tree. Expand it to reveal Local
Deleted Objects. The Server object is also available.
> To restore tombstone objects, expand Local Deleted Objects, navigate to the
tombstone objects that you want to restore, and select the tombstone objects.
> To restore Active Directory objects that are backed up to the Tivoli Storage
Manager server:
a. Expand the Server object. A window opens displaying a list of system
state backups (with different time stamps) on the server.
b. Select a system state backup from the list. The Active Directory database
from that system state is restored in the background, and the tree is
populated with Active Directory objects.
c. Navigate to the Active Directory objects that you want to restore and
select the Active Directory objects.
Any idea?
 

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We're trying to restore Active Directory objects that are backed up to the Tivoli Storage
Manager server from System State backups (many of them), but the objects are not displayed in the directory tree even runing the TSM BA Client as a member of the Administrators group.

How long have you waited after step 3 a? The steps you found shows:
a. Expand the Server object. A window opens displaying a list of system
state backups (with different time stamps) on the server.
b. Select a system state backup from the list. The Active Directory database
from that system state is restored in the background, and the tree is
populated with Active Directory objects.
That would mean that the AD DB will be restored in temp space in the background, and only after that is complete that the tree would only be displayed. So if the restore is large or slow, then it will take a while to populate the tree. You can even check on the TSM Server using QUERY SESSION to make sure that session is doing something.
 

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Ops... I'll try that! Thanks. I'll keep you posted!
 

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On the Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 client, use the restore adobjects command to restore local, deleted Active Directory objects (tombstone objects). On the Windows Server 2008 server client, you can also restore individual Active Directory objects from system state backups on the Tivoli® Storage Manager server.
marclant,

It seems that I can't restore individual Active Directory objects from system state backups with Tivoli Storage Manager if the DC server is running Windows Server 2003. Is it right?
 

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Marclant,

Sorry!

I didn't read it:
Important: Tombstone object reanimation is the only method available on the Windows Server 2003 domain controller.
 

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