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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

Removing a NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client from use with Plug-in Live Client for Windows

If you must remove an existing NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client from the NetVault Backup Server, perform the following steps:

1
In the Navigation pane, click Create Backup Job.
2
Next to the Selections list, click Create New.
3
On the NetVault Backup Selections page, double-click the NetVault Backup Server — with the Plug-in Server installed on it — to open it.
4
Click the Plug-in Server, labeled “VaultDR APM,” and select Remove Client from the context menu.

Installing and removing Plug-in Live Client for Windows

The Plug-in Server must be installed on a NetVault Backup Server, which is completed through the Manage Clients page.

Installing or upgrading Plug-in Server for use with Plug-in Live Client for Windows

Before installing the Plug-in Live Client, install the Plug-in Server. Before installing the Plug-in Server, verify that the following requirements have been met:

IMPORTANT: 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 Live Client. For details on supported versions, see the Quest NetVault Backup Compatibility Guide.
1
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:
a
In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration.
b
On the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Install Plugins.
To access the Manage Clients page:
b
On the Manage Clients page, select the machine that contains the NetVault Backup Server, and click Manage.
c
On the View Client page, click the Install Plugin button ().
2
Click Choose Plug-in File, navigate to the location of the “.npk” installation file for the plug-in, for example, on the installation CD or the directory to which the file was downloaded from the website.
3
Select the file entitled “drc-x-x-x-x.npk,” where xxxx represents the version number and platform, and click Open.

Adding Plug-in Live Clients for use with Plug-in Live Client for Windows

After the Plug-in Server is installed on the NetVault Backup Server, the next step is to add the client machines that are to be backed up using the Plug-in Live Client. This step is accomplished by using the Manage Clients page of the NetVault Backup WebUI on the NetVault Backup Server. For complete details on the use of this window to add clients to the NetVault Backup Server, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

With the desired clients added, the Plug-in Live Client can be installed remotely from the NetVault Backup Server.

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