Move or copy Active Directory for backup or recovery
UMove is the only software utility that can move, recover, or clone the Microsoft®
- Make perfect snapshots of Active Directory
- Rescue Active Directory from a non-bootable computer
- Make scheduled daily backups of AD
- Move your domain controller to a faster computer
- Copy Active Directory to a virtual machine (VM) for testing
UMove is the only utility that can make daily snapshots or clone the Active Directory (AD) database, even from a dead computer. It can back up and recover AD like no other utility.
Reliable and Quick Recovery
If your domain controller (DC) hardware fails you have only two recovery options: Rebuild the dead DC using a 20+ step manual procedure and complicated command-line tools, or restore the entire operating system onto identical computer hardware.
Microsoft does not support restoring the System State backup from one computer to a second computer of a different make, model, or hardware configuration (KB249694). With UMove you can move the AD database to new computer hardware quickly and easily.
A True Recovery Utility
UMove is a true recovery utility. It can rescue AD from any source or backup, even from a dead computer.
UMove should not be confused with more expensive “undo” utilities that create a parallel database to track and roll back changes. UMove simply clones the entire AD database by taking a perfect snapshot. It runs NTBACKUP to copy only the files used by AD, keeping the size small, creating a standard
Make Reliable Backups
UMove can make reliable automatic daily backups of Active Directory. 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 UMove is designed to move all of the AD to any replacement computer regardless of its hardware configuration.
Clone AD for Testing
Microsoft recommends that you validate the compatibility of all security-related configuration changes in a test forest before you introduce them in a production environment (KB823659).
UMove allows you to clone AD so that you can test your changes to Active Directory. You can copy a snapshot of AD to an isolated virtual machine (VM) or to an offline computer, with no worry about USN rollback.
Upgrade to R2
With UMove you can upgrade your old 32-bit computer running Windows Server 2008 to a replacement 64-bit computer running Windows Server 2008 R2. There is no complicated AD migration procedure. An in-place upgrade swaps out the computer hardware while leaving the network identity of the domain controller unchanged. As far as the member computers and other DCs are concerned, the identity of the DC remains exactly the same.
- Create daily snaphots of AD for backup.
- Test AD schema changes offline before deployment.
- Run only one domain controller (instead of two) with disaster recovery capability.
- Recover AD from an expired or damaged backup file or tape.
- Clone or copy Active Directory to your test lab for testing.
- Send a snapshot of a AD to your support technician for off-line troubleshooting.
UMove has been used at hundreds of businesses and colleges, including many Fortune 500 companies.