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Backing up AD LDS with DPM

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  •  I'd like to know the correct way up back up AD LDS with DPM 2012 SP1

    I have seen other posts about missing files and have seen this myself with DPM and AD LDS. AD LDS is installed on the E:\ drive on Windows 2008 R2 server.

    Seeing this post about ADAM from a few years ago

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2009/02/17/are-you-backing-up-adam.aspx

    I removed the following keys.

    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\BackupRestore\FilesNotToBackup

    Value name: ADAM (<instance_name>) Writer

    Value Data: <path_to_adamntds.dit>

                      <path_to_edb*.log>

    Now I can see DPM is backing up the files, however I don't see a VSS freeze event 2001 or 1917 The shadow copy backup for Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services was successful. I only see this when using Windows Backup. 

    Is there any guidance for backing up AD LDS with DPM?

    Thanks

    Gavin

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:26 PM

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  • Hi

    You need to protect the instance install directory which is by default %program files%\Microsoft ADAM\instance_name\data

    Afterwards, if you want to recover, stop the AD LDS instance service, restore the files to the original location and start the service again.

    Ref: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f31c1fd7-632c-4e38-83bc-19ba75f795c9/microsoft-active-directory-lds-service-database-backup?forum=dataprotectionmanager

    Friday, August 08, 2014 4:59 AM