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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

Plug-in Live Client environment overview for Windows

The processes required to set up and use the Plug-in Live Client must be followed in a specific order. The following list offers a rough outline of how to establish a Plug-in Live Client environment.

Required components: Verify that you have the Plug-in Server, Plug-in Live Client, and Plug-in Offline Client.
Verify access to the Plug-in Server: Verify that all target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Clients are accessible to the Plug-in Server. Failure to do so may result in an inability to perform a restore.
Install the Plug-in Live Client on any NetVault Backup Heterogeneous Client machine requiring active DR backups, for example, the clients added in Step ▪, but not the NetVault Backup Server itself.
Perform online backups with the Plug-in Live Client: From the NetVault Backup Server, perform online backups as required, of each NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client using the Plug-in Live Client, for example, OS, applications, system settings.
Recovery: Perform an offline restore to the target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client.

Configuring Plug-in Server for use with Plug-in Live Client for Windows

The second phase of setting up the Plug-in Server involves environment configuration. The topics that follow fully illustrate the procedures that must be followed to complete both of these steps.

Creating a Plug-in Offline Client Boot Systemfor use with Plug-in Live Client for Windows

The initial backup requirement with the Plug-in Server, and all restore operations, require the use of the Plug-in Offline Client Boot System to boot the target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client. This minimal OS loads to a target machine’s memory, rather than to its hard drive. This process leaves the hard drives inactive (offline) and in a suitable state for backup or restore.

The Plug-in Offline Client is created on a writable CD. The Plug-in Server lets you create a bootable CD that can be used to prepare a client machine for the restore process.

Creating a Linux-based Boot System for use with Plug-in Live Client for Windows

The following items are required for this procedure:

1
Download the Plug-in Offline Client from the Quest website.
2
Note the name and location of this file, for example, “\home\vaultos_x86_vxxx.zip,” where xxx represents the software version number.
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