1. To create a Restore Manager (RM) USB key, you must first download the RM image (.img) file from the Quest Support site, and then transfer this on to a USB key. The RM image must meet the following conditions: Support using the .img file format; Support using a direct block-to-block device copy to ensure that the USB key is bootable
2. To transfer the RM image to the USB key on a Linux or Unix system, perform the following: Copy the downloaded RM image file to a Linux or Unix system.
3. Insert the USB key into an available USB port on the Linux or Unix system.
4. Make note of the device name that is reported by the operating system (for example, /dev/sdc4).
Do not locally mount the USB device to a file system at this time.
5. Copy the RM image to the USB key using the dd command: dd if= of= bs=4096k
For example:dd if=/root/DR4100-UM-04.49.01.00.00.34555.img of=/dev/sdc4 bs=4096
To run the Restore Manager (RM) utility, boot the DR Series system using the RM USB key.
6. Insert the RM USB key into an available USB port on the system.
6a. You can also use the virtual media option of iDRAC to remotely load the RM USB key.
7. Boot the DR Series system using the RM USB key.
8. During the time when the Power-On Self-Test (POST) screen displays, press F11 to load the Boot Manager.
9. Within the Boot Manager, navigate to the system hard drive (C:), select the USB key as the boot device, and press .
After a few minutes, Restore Manager loads and displays its main screen.
10. Select the desired Restore mode (either Recover Appliance or Factory Reset).
11. Enter the confirmation string, and press to proceed.
CAUTION: The Factory Reset mode deletes all DR Series data. The Factory Reset mode should only be used when the container data is no longer needed.
12. NOTE: After Restore Manager completes, only the administrator account will remain enabled. To re-enable the root or service accounts, see the DR Series system CLI user --enable --user command in the DR Series System Command Line Reference Guide.
NOTE: If you had previously joined the DR Series system to any Active Directory Services (ADS) domain before running Restore Manager, after it completes you will need to manually rejoin the desired ADS domain.
Refer to the DR4000 or DR6000 series Administrator Guides for more information.