Complete the steps in the following procedure to mount a recovery point volume on a Linux machine.
To mount a recovery point volume on a Linux machine
- Create a new directory for mounting the recovery point.
- Verify the directory exists.
- Run the AppAssure aamountutility as root, or as the super user. For example:sudo aamount
- At the AppAssure mount prompt, enter the following command to list the protected machines.lm
- When prompted, enter the IP address or hostname of the AppAssure Core server.
- Enter the logon credentials for the Core server (user name and password).A list will display showing the protected machines on the AppAssure server.
- Enter the following command to list the currently mounted recovery points for a specified machine.lr NOTE: You can also enter the machine ID number in this command instead of the line item number.A list will display that shows the base and incremental recovery points for that machine. This list includes a line item number, data/timestamp, location of volume, size of recovery point, and an ID number for the volume that includes a sequence number at the end, which identifies the recovery point.
- Enter the following command to select and mount the specified recovery point at the specified mount point/path.m NOTE: You can also specify a line number in the command instead of the recovery point ID number to identify the recovery point. In that case, you would use the agent/machine line number (from the lm output), followed by the recovery point line number and volume letter, followed by the path, such as, m . For example, if the lm output lists three agent machines, and you enter the lr command for number 2 and you to mount the 23 recovery point volume b to /tmp/mount_dir the command would be: m 2 23 b /tmp/mount_dir
- To verify the mount was successful, enter the following command, which should list the attached remote volume: l
CAUTION: Note that you should not unmount a protected Linux volume by hand. In the event you need to do this, you must execute the following command before unmounting the volume:
In this command, does not refer to the mount point of the volume but instead refers to the file descriptor of the volume; it would need to be in a form similar to this example: /dev/sda1.
By default the latest 25 RPs will be displayed when running the lr command. You can get the utility to show more recovery points by executing the following example:
lr -n 100 5
The above command states, "show me 100 recovery points for agent number 5." The order matters and you need to put the number of recovery points first.
You can type help for more commands and how they are used, within the aamount utility.