Restoring Active Directory

I'm testing out my backups for AD and I want to perform the restore function.

I have created a clone of my DC in a test environment and I have copied the backup files of the original to a USB and I want to perform a restore from it.

The proble is once I'm in the DSRM and run the command "wbadmn get versions -backuptarget:E: I get an error:

Error- The specified backup location could not be found or is not a supported backup location.

The files are there but it's not being recognized.

Any thoughts?
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Have you tried to move them from the USB to the local drive of the DC, and then try again?


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spinoza156Author Commented:
I created another drive for that purpose but I haven't transferred the backup yet (it's 16 GB). This will be a a full system restore.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Try that first. Then post back if there is issues.

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spinoza156Author Commented:

So that worked. I can see the version info. It still identifies the backup location as being the original but I guess that won't be an issue.

It says that it can recover Volumes, Files, Application, System State.

In this case what would be the best option as I only want the AD info?

Remember that this is a clone of the original DC.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
System State Restore with Authoritative option is what you will need.

spinoza156Author Commented:
I guess the remote share part was important

I tried running the command:

wbadmin start systemstaterecovery -version:06/11/2015-05:00 -authsysvol

I get

The remote shared folder does not exist.

Is there a way to let it know that the backup location has changed as I'm obviously restoring from a different location.
spinoza156Author Commented:
I got it using the backup recoverytarget switch.

Thanks so much for your help!
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:

Glad that i could help!

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