Configuration - Active Directory iDataAgent

After installing the Active Directory Agent, you can make changes at the subclient level.

Before You Begin

  • To perform Active Directory agent installation, administrator privileges are required.The administrator must be a member of the Domain Administrator Group.
  • Backup and restore operations require the following permissions:
    • The backup administrator must be a part of the domain user. By default, the Normal domain user has Read permissions in the Active Directory domain. You can still use an account that is not in the domain to perform backups. Make sure that the account has Read, Change and Create Child Objects permissions in the Active Directory domain. However, DNS Zones are not backed up using that account.
    • Administrator performing restore operations must at the minimum have Read, Change and Create Child Objects permissions. By default, , the user in Domain Admins group, or Enterprise Admins group, or the Administrators group have all the required permissions.


Once installed, follow the steps given below to assign a storage policy with the default subclient:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | Active Directory | defaultBackupSet.

    Right-click the default subclient and then click Properties.

  2. Click the Storage Device tab.
  3. In the Storage Policy box, select a Storage Policy name.
  4. Click OK.

  5. If you do not have Storage Policy created, follow the step given below to create a storage policy. Click Create Storage Policy.

    Follow the prompts displayed in the Storage Policy Wizard. The required options are mentioned below:

    1. Select the Storage Policy type as Data Protection and Archiving and click Next.
    2. Enter the name in the Storage Policy Name box and click Next.
    3. From the Library list, click the name of a disk library to which the primary copy should be associated and then click Next.
    4. Ensure that you select a library attached to a MediaAgent operating in the current release.
    5. From the MediaAgent list, click the name of a MediaAgent that will be used to create the primary copy and then click Next.
    6. For the device streams and the retention criteria information, click Next to accept default values.
    7. Select Yes to enable deduplication for the primary copy.
    8. From the MediaAgent list, click the name of the MediaAgent that will be used to host the Deduplication database (DDB).
    9. In the Location box, type the name of the folder in which the DDB must be located or click the Browse to select the folder, and then click Next.
    10. Review the details and click Finish to create the Storage Policy.

  6. In the Backup Schedule dialog box, click Do Not Schedule, and then click OK.

Last modified: 8/25/2020 9:04:31 PM