Proper sizing of the Rapid Recovery Core server is vital in allowing Rapid Recovery to properly perform its many tasks. When sizing resources for Rapid Recovery, it is important to ensure that multiple critical factors are taken into account to avoid exhaustion of system resources. The exhaustion of one or more system resources will result in degraded system performance, leading to a poor product experience. The purpose of this document is to provide Rapid Recovery customers with general guidelines to obtain the best performance from Rapid Recovery in their given environment.
When sizing a Rapid Recovery Core, RAM, CPU, available network throughput, storage speed, and capacity are all critical elements. Assigning the right amount of resources to the Rapid Recovery Core will ensure proper performance and a good user experience.
While this guide is designed to help you properly size a Core for your desired backup intervals, you should approach your Rapid Recovery testing in a staged manner. Start with moderate settings (such as once an hour backups and no validation checks turned on), and then adjust the settings as resources allow. By starting with more moderate settings initially and taking a phased approach to adding some of the more robust capabilities such as high frequency backups and validation checks, you can more readily assess which resources you may need to modify in your unique computing environment to take full advantage of all of the high powered and advanced features that Rapid Recovery offers.