U-Move for Active Directory

Back Up Active Directory Domain Controllers

U-Move is the all-in-one AD software utility that lets you automatically back up the Active Directory database and its related databases for ironclad disaster recovery. It can rescue Active Directory even if the domain controller cannot start. It gives you more ways to recover Active Directory than any other utility.

U-Move quickly creates a snapshot of the Active Directory database on a domain controller (DC) and writes it to a small backup file. It does not back up the entire operating system (the System State). It backs up only the minimal files needed to restore AD. This keeps the size of the file small, making daily backups practical.

You can back up AD manually, or a daily or weekly schedule.

How It Works

U-Move will ask you a series of questions to determine how to best back up Active Directory on your domain controller. The backup runs quickly and in the background (under 10 minutes is typical).

Always Safe

Creating a backup with U-Move is always safe. The backup operation will not modify the content of the Active Directory database on your domain controller in any way.

U-Move uses exactly the same procedure that Microsoft uses to create a snapshot of the System State, except the snapshot is transportable to another computer.

System State Is Not Sufficient

The backup includes the minimal information needed to restore Active Director on another computer. The backup includes important additional information outside of the System State that is needed to move Active Directory to a different computer.

Make Reliable Backups

U-Move can make reliable automatic daily backups of Active Directory on your domain controller. The backups include all information required to restore AD. The backups include important extra information outside of AD that is essential to move AD to a different computer. Only U-Move is designed to move all of AD to any replacement computer regardless of its hardware or VM configuration.

What's New

Announcing U-Move Version 2.6

U-Tools Software LLC is pleased to announce the release of U-Move Version 2.6 for Microsoft Active Directory. U-Move 2.6 adds awareness of the new virtualization and security features in Windows Server 2016....

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Announcing U-Recover for Windows 10 Previous File Versions

U-Tools Software LLC is pleased to announce the release of U-Recover for Windows® Previous File Versions. U-Recover lets you create snapshots of your files in Windows 10 just like you did on Windows 7....

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Announcing U-Move Version 2.5

U-Tools Software LLC is pleased to announce the release of U-Move Version 2.5 for Microsoft Active Directory. U-Move can now recover AD from a Volume Shadow Copy (VSC) snapshot of the C: disk. It also...

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Announcing U-Move version 2.4

U-Tools Software LLC is pleased to announce the release of U-Move Version 2.4 for Microsoft Active Directory. U-Move 2.4 adds support for Windows Server 2016. In addition to U-Move’s standard...

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Feedback: A Kick Ass Product

I just wanted to write you guys and say THANK YOU for such a kick ass product! It saved my client’s ass for sure. They had awful, corrupted backups but I was able to recover their data from disk and...

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How to Buy

U-Move offers generous license terms for unlimited use. We do not charge you per user. Your AD domain can have 100 users, 1000 users, or 10,000 users – you pay the same low fixed price regardless of the number of users. (And you pay even less if you are a small business.) Get pricing.


For More Info

Need to move AD to a replacement computer (or VM)? See Cloning Active Directory Domain Controllers.

Need to restore AD on the same computer? See Restoring Active Directory Domain Controllers.

Need to migrate AD to a newer operating system? See Upgrading Active Directory Domain Controllers.