Netbackup how to: Active Directory

Posted on 2009-12-17
Last Modified: 2016-10-06
Hi all,

I have Netbackup 6.5 installed and I need to backup the AD Domain Controller but I am not able to do so I have been following a tutorial but at a certain point when I create the policy backup I am not able to see the AD option on the backup selection I can choose windows 2003 but then under Directive on the drop down menu the AD application mode is missing

See the tutorial to understand what I mean:

Everything has been set properly what I am missing?

There is a specific AD agent I mean our agent option should include that as well.

I am able to backup Exchange granular restore I am able to backup everything else but not AD

Can you help?

Question by:daveviolante
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    Expert Comment

    Is this specific agent related to a specific license ?

    Author Comment


    Sorry you ask me? I am not an expert on Netbackup we have package license but I do not think there is a specific license for AD

    How can I verify that?
    LVL 7

    Accepted Solution

    it seems that you need a specific license for AD :

    check :
    you can open the NetBackup Administration Console (Windows or UNIX) and select Help > License Keys...
    On UNIX servers, you can also run the following command:

    Author Comment

    You right thanks we are going to buy the extra license now it was one of the few not included in the package

    Author Closing Comment

    Great prompt answer thanks

    Expert Comment

    by:Kani Jude
    Check link which may help you to restore active directory objects using netbackup

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