Before launching a bare metal restore (BMR) for a Linux machine, the following conditions are required:
- To restore a recovery point saved on the Core, you must have the appropriate hardware in place. For more information, see Prerequisites for performing a bare metal restore for Windows or Linux machines.
- The BMR target machine must be started using the Live DVD boot ISO image. For more information, see Managing a Linux boot image.
- The number of volumes on the Linux machine to be restored must match the number of volumes in the recovery point. You must also decide whether to restore from the Restore Machines wizard in the Rapid Recovery Core Console, or from the command line using local_mount. For more information, see Managing Linux partitions.
- If restoring from the Core Console UI, the first step in launching a BMR is to select the appropriate recovery point, then initiate the restore to the hardware by specifying the IP address and temporary password you obtained from the Universal Recovery Console. You must then map the drives and start the restore.
This process is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines.
To launch a BMR from the Rapid Recovery Core Console, perform the following tasks.
If restoring from the command line using the local_mount utility, then you must first set appropriate privileges, mount volumes, execute local_mount, obtain information about the Core from the list of machines, connect to the Core, obtain a list of recovery points, select the recovery point you want to roll back onto bare metal, and launch the restore.
Optionally, you may want to start the Screen utility.
To launch a BMR from the command line, perform the following tasks.