Can I restore a ADAM from bkf file??

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Fernando Conde, May 26, 2005.

  1. My server crash down by SP1, and then i copy my ADAM directory , C:\Program
    Files\Microssoft ADAM\instace1\Data\*.* to other server to try to rescue the

    I make a new instance in a new server and delete de Default files from the
    new instance and copy the files of the old instace.

    But when i try to start the instance make a error and then stop the
    Is there a way to restore ADAM BBDD???

    Fernando Conde, May 26, 2005
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  2. Fernando Conde

    Lee Flight Guest


    in general you cannot recover an ADAM instance by swapping
    in a .dit file. You need a backup made through ntbackup or third-party
    bakup product to be able to restore an instance.

    Lee Flight
    Lee Flight, May 27, 2005
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  3. You might be able to start up the instance if prior to starting ADAM you set
    the following regkey
    "Disable DSA Database Epoch Check":REG_DWORD=0x00000001
    Make sure you have all the logs present, and make sure the drive/folder name
    match the original location of the files.

    Note this is not a supported method, and it is not guaranteed to work. As
    Lee mentioned, the only supported method of disaster recovery is restore
    from backup, which must be taken with ntbackup or a 3rd party backup tool
    that utilizes ADAM's VSS writer.

    Dmitri Gavrilov
    SDE, Active Directory Core

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