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NetVault Bare Metal Recovery 12.0 - 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

Injecting drivers and restarting drdaemon to facilitate storage controller recognition

Sometimes, Windows PE might recognize the hardware attached to the target machine. To load drivers without restarting Windows PE, perform the following steps.

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When the BMR Network Configuration dialog box is displayed, do one of the following:
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Insert the device created in Step 1, or map to the applicable network drive.
drvload <pathToDriverINFfile>
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In the Windows Task Manager screen, select the Processes tab, right-click drdaemon, select End Process, and close the Task Manager.
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To restart the drdaemon, type the following at a command prompt (if necessary, click Launch CMD again), and press Enter:

Injecting drivers into the Plug-in Offline Client image

If you do not, or cannot, use a device such as a USB device, 3.0 protocol or earlier, to load a driver after Windows PE has started, use the following process to add the driver to the Plug-in Offline Client image and then re-create the Plug-in Offline Client image with the added driver. To complete this process, you must have Windows ADK for Windows 8 installed, the applicable “*.inf” file, a program capable of extracting an ISO image, and a method for repackaging the ISO as a bootable image or bootable CD. The following steps are based on Windows 7; these steps might differ depending on your environment.

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Install the Windows ADK on a Windows Server 2008 R2 or later system.
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Extract the “NetVault Bare Metal Recovery ISO Builder for Plug-in Offline Client for Windows file to the Windows ADK machine.
This step creates two files, “nvbmrisocreate.exe” and “nvbmriso.pkg.”
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To create the Windows PE ISO image, navigate to the directory that contains the extracted “nvbmrisocreate.exe” file, type the following at the command prompt, and press Enter:
/TYPE: If you are working with an earlier version of the Plug-in Offline Client, enter WAIK for Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK). If you are using version 6.1 or later, you can enter ADK.
/PKG: Enter the full path and filename for the Plug-in Offline Client .pkg file that you downloaded separately.
/DIR: Enter the full path to the location of the Windows AIK or ADK directory.
/OUT: Enter the path where the bootable ISO image should be created.
/ADDDRV: Enter the full path where the downloaded device drivers are stored.
/BIT:32: If you must create a backward-compatible version of VaultOS for use with a 32-bit version of Windows PE, enter this option.
/PKG:"<pathToFile>\nvbmriso.pkg"

Booting the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client from a LiveCD

If you are booting the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client from a LiveCD, perform the following procedure. If you are booting the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client from a standard VaultOS CD, proceed to Booting the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with the Windows PE-based Plug-in Offline Client.

The following items are required for this procedure:

IMPORTANT: When using Windows PE-based VaultOS with NetVault SmartDisk, the Connect ports for devices option in NetVault Backup uses twice as many ports as there are partitions. For example, if you are restoring to a disk that contains seven partitions, the device connection uses 14 ports.

To boot the client, perform the following steps.

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If the LiveCD automatically mounted the USB/CD drive, use the “mount -l” command to find the path where the device is mounted.
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To find the USB devices on the system, use the “ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/usb*” command.
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To start drdaemon, run the “vaultdr_client.sh” command.
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If you configured NetVault Bare Metal Recovery to use a port other than the default “10000,” exit the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Daemon dialog box, and enter the new port number manually.
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To exit the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Daemon dialog box, press <Ctrl+C>.
drdaemon -p port_number
NOTE: You can enter the -o mpath and -p port_number options together.

Backing up data with Plug-in Offline Client

The Plug-in Server lets you back up full systems. In addition, the plug-in provides detailed backup capabilities that let you select individual disk partitions for backup. This plug-in includes the following items:

From the NetVault Backup Selections page, you can select the following Plug-in Server items for backup:

Disk Partitions: All (or individual) partitions can be selected for backup.
Mounted Volumes (Linux and UNIX): All of which are backed up as individual partitions.
NOTE: The Master Boot Record (MBR) and the Partition Table items are backed up automatically when a partition (all or individual) is backed up using the Plug-in Server. Therefore, these items are not available to select for a backup.
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