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NetVault Bare Metal Recovery 10.5 - User Guide for Plug-ins

Introducing Dell™ NetVault™ Bare Metal Recovery Plug-ins Deploying NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Using the Plug-in Offline Client Using Plug-in Live Client for Windows® Using Plug-in Live Client for Linux® NetVault Bare Metal Recovery physical-to-virtual recovery Troubleshooting

Finalizing and submitting the job

Click Ok to save the settings, and then click Next.
In Job Name, specify a name for the job if you do not want to use the default setting.
Assign a descriptive name that lets you easily identify the job when monitoring its progress. The name can contain alphanumeric and non-alphanumeric characters, but it cannot include non-English characters. On Linux®, the names can have a maximum of 200 characters. On Windows®, there is no length restriction. However, a maximum of 40 characters is recommended on all platforms.
In the Target Client list, select the machine on which you want to restore the data.
TIP: You can also click Choose, and then locate and select the applicable client in the Choose the Target Client dialog box.
Use the Schedule, Source Options, and Advanced Options lists to configure any additional required options.
Click Save or Save & Submit, whichever is applicable.
You can monitor progress on the Job Status page and view the logs on the View Logs page. For more information, see the Dell NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

Creating the virtual machine

When the Configuration dialog box appears, select Custom, and click Next.
In the Name field on the Name and Location dialog box, enter a descriptive name for your virtual machine, and click Next.
When the Datastore dialog box appears, select a datastore in which to store the virtual machine, and click Next.
When the Virtual Machine Version dialog box appears, select the version, and click Next.
When the Guest Operating System dialog box appears, select the guest OS, and click Next.
When the CPUs dialog box appears, select the number of virtual processors on the virtual machine, and click Next.
When the Memory dialog box appears, configure the virtual machine’s memory size, and click Next.
When the Network dialog box appears, configure the virtual machine’s network connections, and click Next.
When the SCSI Controller dialog box appears, select the SCSI Controller type, and click Next.
When the Select a Disk dialog box appears, select Use an existing virtual disk, and click Next.
When the Browse Datastores dialog box appears, navigate to the datastore to locate the VMDK file, select it, and click OK.
When the Advanced Options dialog box appears, select any applicable options, and click Next.
When the Ready to Complete dialog box appears, review the summary of the virtual machine you created, and then click Finish.
The Windows® logo appears following a successful boot.
The “@” character cannot be used in the datastore path.

Recovery to a standby NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client

With this process, the new target machine must have a similar hardware configuration to that of the originally backed-up machine (regarding the NIC and SCSI cards used). If the hardware in use differs too much from the original, driver software conflicts may occur, resulting in a failed restore.
Values entered in the Restore Name field are case-sensitive. Ensure that the exact NetVault Backup name of the machine to be relocated to is entered in this field; otherwise, the restore fails.
Relocations of this type must be restored to the same partition they were backed up from. For example, if a NetVault Bare Metal Recovery backup was taken of a system’s “C:\” partition on a Windows®-based system, the restore must be performed to the relocation target’s “C:\” partition as well. You cannot restore to a different partition.
If you are restoring a 64-bit Linux Client that uses the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) with Plug-in Offline Client for Linux®, add the applicable entry in the UEFI/EFI boot manager the first time that you boot the standby client after the restore. To do so, during the boot process, press Esc, select Boot Maintenance Manager > Configure boot options > Add boot, add HD(1, GPT, <partitionGUID>, <partitionOffset>,<partitionSize>)/EFI/<LinuxDistribution>/grub(64).efi, and commit the changes.
On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, select Plug-in Server from the Plugin Type list.
Click Next.
On the Create Selection Set page, select and open the disk to be relocated.
Select a disk item, and select Rename from the Actions list.
In the Rename/Relocate dialog box, enter the Disk Number of the disk to be restored, and click Ok.
Repeat Step 7 and Step 8 for each disk you want to relocate.
On the Create Selection Set page, click Edit Plugin Options, and ensure that Physical Machine is the selected Restore Type.
In the Restore Name box, enter the name of the preconfigured NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client that is to serve as the standby machine.

Using Plug-in Live Client for Windows®

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