This section describes how to manage and change the settings for your Rapid Recovery Core, and describes key function buttons and tools available from the Core console.
The Rapid Recovery Core has adjustable settings that are configured by default for optimum performance for most users. These settings affect display information in the Core Console or performance of the Rapid Recovery Core. From the icon bar, click (Settings) to access Core settings.
A set of key functions are shown as buttons on the top of the page horizontally. To access one of these functions, click the corresponding button. For more information about these buttons, see Core settings key functions.
Below the key function buttons are the configurable Core settings. To see all configuration options for any of setting, click a shortcut link on the left side of the Settings pane, or scroll down the right side of the page. For more information about the full set of Core settings, see Rapid Recovery Core settings.
You can also access Core tools such as viewing a summary of system information, or downloading Core log files. For more information, see Core-level tools.
A set of key functions are shown as buttons arranged horizontally at the top of the (Settings) page. To access one of these functions, click the corresponding button.
The function buttons accessible on the Settings page are described in the following table.
|Icon||Key Function Button||Description|
|Back Up Settings||Backs up Core configuration settings to an XML file you name. Specify a fully qualified path local to the Core server.|
|Restore Settings||If you have a backup XML file of your Core settings, this option lets you specify the name and local path of the file, from which you restore Core settings. Use this function to restore Core settings, or to migrate from another Core. Optionally, you can also restore repositories.|
|Restart Core Service||This option gracefully shuts down and then starts the Core service.|
|Shut Down Core Service||This option gracefully shuts down the Core service.|
For more information about backing up and restoring Core settings, see Backing up and restoring Core settings.
For more information about shutting down and restarting the Core service, see Restarting or shutting down the Core service.
You can back up Core setting information to a file, and later restore these settings if you have problems with the Core machine or if you want to migrate those settings to a different machine. Information that gets backed up includes repository metadata (such as the repository name, data path, and metadata path); machines protected in the Core; replication relationships (targets and sources); which machines are configured for virtual standby; and information about encryption keys.
This process restores the configuration settings only, not the data. Security information (such as authentication credentials) is not stored in the configuration file. There is no security risk to saving a Core configuration file.
NOTE: You must first back up Core setting information before you can use this process to restore Core settings.
Use this procedure to back up and restore Core settings.
The Settings page appears. At the top of the Settings pane, above the categories of settings, you see options to Back Up Settings or Restore Settings.
The Back Up Core Configuration dialog box appears.
For example, type
C:\Users\Your_User_Name\Documents\RRCoreSettings and then click Back Up.
A file named AppRecoveryCoreConfigurationBackup.xml is saved to the local destination you specified.
NOTE: When you restore the Core configuration settings, the Rapid Recovery Core service restarts.
The Restore Core Configuration dialog box appears.
For example, type
The Restore Repositories dialog box appears.
If you choose to restore repository information from the backed-up configuration data, then any repositories configured when the Core settings were saved appear for verification. By default, each existing repository is selected.
The Restore Repositories dialog box closes.
The Restore Repositories dialog box closes, and the restore process begins. An alert appears indicating that the repository service configuration has changed.
If the SQL attachability check is configured, and if the SQL Server instance performing the check is on the Core machine, then specify the SQL credentials in Attachability settings. For more information, see Managing Core SQL attachability settings.
Verify that the Replay Engine configuration was restored, and update the settings if they were not to ensure effective communication. For more information, see Configuring Replay engine settings.
Invariably, a machine on which Rapid Recovery Core is running shuts down or must be rebooted. In release 6.2, Rapid Recovery Core is enhanced to improve its ability to gracefully shut down and restart Core services.
The Core UI now offers UI features to either restart or shut down the Core service with one click. This feature is useful when planned maintenance of the Core server (including rebooting or restarting) is required. Users receive notification when corresponding services have finished shutting down. These features are accessed from the top of the Core Settings page.
NOTE: Another useful feature supporting graceful shutdown is the ability to suspend the Core from scheduling future tasks. For more information, see the topic Suspending or resuming scheduled tasks.
Use this procedure to restart or shut down the Core service.
The Settings page is displayed. At the top of the Settings pane, above the categories of settings, you see options to Restart Core Service or Shut Down Core Service.
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