Important considerations for restoring a domain

This page explains the list of items you should consider for restoring a Managed Microsoft AD domain.

When you take a backup of your domain, Managed Microsoft AD captures a snapshot of the domain along with its configurations. To know how the backup and restore process impacts the Managed Microsoft AD features and decide how to restore a domain, read the following sections.

SQL Server integration

For restoring from a backup associated with SQL Server integration, consider the following:

  • If you experience some errors after you restore your domain from a backup with an SQL Server integration, you must reauthenticate the SQL Server instances that are already connected to the domain.

  • If you restore your domain from a backup taken before the SQL Server integration, you can observe some stale resources. You can either ignore or clean them up by removing Windows Authentication from the SQL Server instances.

Trust relationships

For restoring from a backup associated with trust relationships, consider the following:

  • If you restore your domain from a backup taken after creating the trust relationships, you must update the trust health by validating the trust.

  • If you restore your domain from a backup taken before creating the trust relationships, you can observe stale entries that show as Connected in the Trust relationships section of the domain page. You must update the trust health by validating the trust. You can then either delete the trust or recreate the trust.

Domain peerings

For restoring from a backup associated with domain peerings, consider the following:

  • If you restore your domain from a backup with domain peerings, the domain peerings continue to exist and function as usual.

  • If you restore your domain from a backup taken before creating the domain peerings, the domain peerings continue to exist and function as usual. You must delete the domain peerings manually.

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