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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

Using the Plug-in Offline Client

Plug-in Server: an overview

The Plug-in Server resides on the NetVault Backup Server and enables backup and recovery of a target client’s data by using the Plug-in Offline Client. The processes required to set up and use the Plug-in Server must be followed in a specific order. The following list outlines how to establish a Plug-in Server environment.
Required components: Verify that you have the Plug-in Server and Plug-in Offline Client.
Installation: Install the Plug-in Server on the NetVault Backup Server.
Configuration: Configure the Plug-in Server.
Backup: Perform an offline backup of the desired NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client machine.
Restore: Perform an offline restore to the target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client.

Installing and removing Plug-in Server

Before installing (or upgrading) the Plug-in Server, review the following points and take the applicable actions:
Plug-in Server component compatibility: For the Plug-in Server to function correctly, all its associated components must be the proper version; that is, version “X” of the Plug-in Server only works with its appropriate version of Plug-in Offline Client. For complete compatibility information, see the Dell NetVault Backup Compatibility Guide.
Existing Plug-in Server backups (upgrades only): Backups performed with earlier versions of this plug-in may not be compatible with the newest release of the plug-in. Before upgrading to the newest version, see the Dell NetVault Backup Compatibility Guide for complete compatibility information.

Installing Plug-in Server

From the machine acting as the NetVault Backup Server, access the NetVault Configuration Wizard or Manage Clients page.
To access the NetVault Configuration Wizard page:
In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration.
On the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Install Plugins.
To access the Manage Clients page:
On the Manage Clients page, select the machine that contains the NetVault Backup Server, and click Manage.
On the View Client page, click the Install Plugin button ().
Click Choose Plug-in File, navigate to the location of the “.npk” installation file for the plug-in (on the installation CD or the directory to which the file was downloaded from the website).
Select the file entitled “drc-x-x-x-x.npk” (where xxxx represents the version number and platform), and click Open.
IMPORTANT: If you are using the Dell NetVault Backup Installation CD to install a plug-in to a UNIX® system, you might have to mount the CD-ROM drive before you can access the disk. For instructions on mounting a drive, see the relevant OS documentation. This issue also applies to accessing files for other procedures required for installation of NetVault Bare Metal Recovery.
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