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U-Move Help

Selecting the Backup Media

When prompted, select the name of the media for loading the Active Directory files.

To select a .BKF file, type the path to the file; or click the Browse button and click on the file's name.

To select a backup device, click on the backup device name. Then click on the type of backup media (tape, removable optical disk, etc).

Damaged Media

If during the loading process U-Move encounters a damaged or corrupt block on the backup media it will report an error and abort the load. This is done for your protection in order to avoid loading corrupt data into Active Directory.

In an emergency you can check the box .BKF file is damaged (for a .BKF file) or Media is damaged (for a backup device). This will cause U-Move to skip damaged blocks on the backup media and attempt to load the remaining data.

Note: U-Move cannot skip damaged media blocks inside of the file NTDS.DIT or the files EDB*.*. It can only skip damage in non-essential files.

More than one tape or disk

If your backup is large it may span more than one tape or disk. In this case U-Move will prompt you to insert each backup tape/disk in succession. (The term “backup media” usually means a single tape or disk. But when a backup session spans multiple tapes/disks it means all of the tapes/disks that were written in the same backup session.)

Compressed DVD or Blu-Ray disks

If you used Microsoft Windows Server Backup to create a set of compressed DVD or Blu-Ray disks, download and use U-Recover to decompress the backup disks and write them to a temporary folder.

To save time: Insert the last tape/disk first

A large backup session may span several tapes/disks. If you have multiple tapes/disks you can save time by inserting the last tape or disk first. U-Move needs to read the catalog of the backup set in order to locate the AD files. For example, NTBACKUP appends the catalog to the last tape or disk. By inserting the last backup tape/disk first you can save time.

If you do not insert the last tape/disk first, U-Move will be forced to read the entire backup set, prompting you to insert the each tape/disk one by one, until it reaches the end. Then it will rewind and prompt you to insert the first tape/disk again. By inserting the last tape/disk first you can avoid reading the entire backup set twice.

For more information

See the topics Select Volumes and Incremental Restore.