How to configure an off-site repository for your Active Directory backups?
One of the basic tenets of backing up data or an application is to adhere to the 3-2-1 backup rule. The 3-2-1 backup rule essentially means having at least three copies of data, of which two are stored in different mediums, and one is stored in an off-site environment.
This post will explain how you can store your AD backups in an offsite location.
Step 1: Configure an offsite backup repository.
- Log in to RecoveryManager Plus as an administrator.
- Navigate to Admin tab → Repository → Backup Repository.
- Click the Add on-premises repository button.
- Provide a name for the repository.
- Provide the name of the off-site server in which you want to store the backups.
Note: Ensure that the server has 64-bit architecture and can be accessed from the machine in which RecoveryManager Plus is installed.
- Provide the path where you wish to store the backups.
- Provide the user name and password of an admin who can read and write in the selected repository. Click Verify Credentials to check if the provided credentials have enough privilege.
- Provide a TCP Port to enable communication between RecoveryManager Plus and the server.
Note: If you have enabled firewall, make sure the specified port is added in the firewall's inbound rules.
- Set a JVM Heap Size.
Note: JVM heap size must be at least 1GB. Also, JVM heap size cannot be more than 50% of target machine’s usable RAM size.
- Click Save.
Step 2: Configure RecoveryManager Plus to store your AD backups in this off-site repository.
- Navigate to Active Directory tab → Settings → Backup Settings.
- Click the icon located in the Action column of the relevant domain.
- Select the newly created off-site repository in which you wish to store the backups from the Select Repository drop-down box.
- Click Save.
Your AD backups will now be stored in an off-site repository.
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