Add a domain controller in the cloud as a backup

MOUNTADAR, Issam 116 Reputation points
2022-11-02T11:16:58.597+00:00

Hello Team,

I hope you are doing well,

I have a question regarding DC backup, we have implemented a veeam backup solution, and we have been asked to backup 2 DCs (Primary and secondary) but after googling a lot of people say that creating a backup for DCs is kind of a bad idea, because after the restoration a lot of problems appear.

So i'm wondering if there is a way to use azur as solution (maybe a service in azure or something like that, the idea is when both on prem DCs are down the cloud takes the lead)

(PS: all the VMs are on prem and the client refuse to migrate the servers to the cloud)

i really appreciate your help

Thank you

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A Microsoft Entra identity service that provides identity management and access control capabilities. Replaces Azure Active Directory.
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  1. Michael Durkan 12,176 Reputation points MVP
    2022-11-02T11:55:50.7+00:00

    Hi

    sorry, for AD DS there is no managed service, you need a Virtual Machine to host this.

    For clarity - Azure AD DS will not work here. This is a Microsoft-managed stand-alone domain which can sync from your Azure AD. It isn't an extension of your on-premises domain.

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    Michael Durkan

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  1. Michael Durkan 12,176 Reputation points MVP
    2022-11-02T11:25:52.133+00:00

    Hi

    once the connectivity is in place, you can absolutely create a VM in Azure and promote this to be an additional Domain Controller in your domain.

    Full documentation here:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/reference-architectures/identity/adds-extend-domain

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    Michael Durkan

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  2. MOUNTADAR, Issam 116 Reputation points
    2022-11-02T11:41:02.737+00:00

    Hello Michael,

    Thank you for your answer,

    The client refuse to create a VM in the cloud :(, is there any other solution ?

    BR,

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