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Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2 by Stefan Roth, Michael Rice, Robert Panek, John McCabe, Robert Butler, Christian Booth, Kevin Greene, Mark Minasi

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Chapter 32

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Active Directory Backup and Maintenance

Backup and recovery are familiar tasks to most server administrators. Protecting data and applications is important enough, but recovering your Active Directory can be even more vital to continued operations.

In this chapter, we’ll cover the various types of backup and recovery available in Windows Server 2012 R2 as well as how they apply to Active Directory. You will also learn about the Active Directory Recycle Bin, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, and a new online backup option for Windows Server 2012 R2 that allows you to back up to the cloud with Microsoft’s Windows Azure offering.

In addition, we’ll describe some Active Directory maintenance ...

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