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NetVault Bare Metal Recovery 11.4 - User Guide for Plug-ins

Introducing NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Plug-ins Deploying NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Using the Plug-in Offline Client
Plug-in Server: an overview Installing and removing Plug-in Server Configuring Plug-in Server for use with Plug-in Offline Client Booting a NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with Plug-in Offline Client Backing up data with Plug-in Offline Client Restoring data with Plug-in Offline Client
Using NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Plug-in Live Client for Windows
Plug-in Live Client for Windows: an overview Configuring Plug-in Server for use with Plug-in Live Client for Windows Installing and removing Plug-in Live Client for Windows Backing up data with Plug-in Live Client for Windows Booting a NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with Plug-in Offline Client Restoring data with Plug-in Live Client for Windows
Using NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Plug-in Live Client for Linux
Plug-in Live Client for Linux: an overview Installing and removing Plug-in Live Client for Linux Generating a DR image for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux Creating the required bootable CD for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux Recovering a DR image for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux
NetVault Bare Metal Recovery physical-to-virtual (P2V) recovery Troubleshooting

Creating the CD and saving it for future use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux

Performed before the need for a recovery, this method lets you create this required CD from the “linuxboot.iso” file that was saved locally on the target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client, and then store this CD for later use.

The following items are required to create the CD:

This procedure can be performed on any machine that has access to a writable CD drive and the “linuxboot.iso” file.

This file resides in the directory named in the Boot Images Directory field for this particular backup job; for example, the default is /storix/temp. If this value was not changed before backup, the file is located in this directory.

Creating the CD at the time of recovery for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux

With this method, you can create this required CD using data recovered from the actual DR image backup, at the point that a recovery is required.

The following items are required to create the CD:

You must first recover the Boot Image data taken from the backup of the target Linux NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client.

Selecting data for a restore with Plug-in Live Client for Linux

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On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, select Plug-in Live Client for Linux from the Plugin Type list.
When you select a saveset, the following details are displayed in the Saveset Information area: Job ID, job title, server name, client name, plug-in name, saveset date and time, retirement setting, Incremental Backup or not, Archive or not, saveset size, and snapshot-based backup or not.
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Locate the “linuxboot.iso” file, and select it for recovery.
IMPORTANT: Only include the “linuxboot.iso” file in this recovery job. Any other items selected for recovery during this procedure are not successfully restored.
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Click Next.

Finalizing and submitting a restore with Plug-in Live Client for Linux

The final steps include setting additional options on the Schedule, Source Options, and Advanced Options pages, submitting the job, and monitoring the progress through the Job Status and View Logs pages. These pages and options are common to all NetVault Backup Plug-ins. For more information, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

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In Job Name, specify a name for the job.
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In the Target Client list, select the NetVault Backup Server as the target for the restore.
TIP: You can also click Choose, and then locate and select the applicable client in the Choose the Target Client dialog box.
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Leave all other options available on the Schedule, Source Options, and Advanced Options lists at their default settings.
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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 Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.
The file is recovered to …/tmp directory on the NetVault Backup Server, where represents the NetVault Backup installation directory.
IMPORTANT: Recovery of the Boot Image information, regardless of the Linux NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client it was performed from, creates a CD-creation file entitled “linuxboot.iso” in the …/tmp directory. If Boot Image information is recovered from an additional Linux NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client using these steps, its “linuxboot.iso” file is restored and overwrites any file of the same name in this directory without warning. Therefore, Quest recommends that you complete this process for a single Linux NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client, before you try to recover backed-up Boot Image information from an additional Linux NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client.
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Start the CD-generation software, access the “linuxboot.iso” file that resides in the directory named in Step 1, and create the CD using the necessary utilities within the CD-generation software.
IMPORTANT: Provided the hardware configuration in the target Linux NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client does not change, this CD can be saved for future use in booting the client for the recovery of future DR images recorded with this plug-in. However, if new networking hardware is implemented or the device driver files in the client machine change any time, the Boot Image data for the client must be backed up again and this procedure must be repeated to create a CD.

The Boot CD is unable to load devices for which proper driver files are not incorporated in the Boot Image backup. Quest recommends that you test the boot media on the target Linux NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client for successful loading of all the devices during boot up process.

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