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Rapid Recovery 6.0.2 - Installation and Upgrade Guide

*** Legend Introduction to Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery Rapid Recovery system requirements Installing Rapid Recovery
Understanding Rapid Recovery components Installing the Rapid Recovery Core Installing the Rapid Recovery Agent software Installing the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console Automatically installing updates Uninstalling the Rapid Recovery Core Uninstalling the Rapid Recovery Agent software Uninstalling the AppAssure Agent software from a Linux machine Uninstalling the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console
Upgrading to Rapid Recovery

Agent dependencies

The following dependencies are required and are installed as part of the Agent installer package:

  • For Debian and Ubuntu:
    • The rapidrecovery-agent requires:
      dkms, gcc, make, linux-headers-‘uname-r‘
      				libc6 (>=2.7-18), libblkid1, libpam0g, libpcre3
    • The rapidrecovery-mono requires:
      libc6 (>=2.7-18)
  • For Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Oracle Linux:
    • The nbd-dkms requires
      dkms, gcc, make, kernel-headers-‘uname-r‘ kernel-devel-‘uname-r‘
    • The rapidrecovery-agent requires:
      dkms, gcc, make, kernel-headers-‘uname-r‘ kernel-devel-‘uname-r‘,
      				nbd-dkms, libblkid, pam, pcre
    • The rapidrecovery-mono requires:
      glibc >=2.11
  • For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server:
    • The nbd-dkms requires:
      dkms, gcc, make, kernel-syms
    • The rapidrecovery-agent requires:
      dkms, kernel-syms, gcc, make, libblkid1, pam, pcre
    • The rapidrecovery-mono requires:
      glibc >= 2.11

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Linux scripting information

Information about Bourne Shell scripting supporting Linux protected machines is included in the Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery User Guide. See the appendix "Extending Rapid Recovery jobs using scripting," including the topic "Using Bourne Shell scripting in Rapid Recovery."


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Installing the Rapid Recovery Agent software on Debian or Ubuntu

The Rapid Recovery Agent .deb file is an archive containing repository information specific to the apt package manager. Complete the following steps to install the Rapid Recovery Agent on Debian or Ubuntu machines for an online installation.

Note: This procedure applies to a Linux machine that is connected to the internet. For offline installation of Rapid Recovery Agent on any Linux machine, see Installing the Agent software on offline Linux machines.
  1. Open a terminal session with root access.
  2. Determine your present working directory by entering PWD and pressing Enter. For example, assume your directory is /home/rapidrecovery/.
  3. Download the appropriate Rapid Recovery Agent .deb installation file from the License Portal at https://licenseportal.com to your present working directory.

    For more information about the license portal, see the Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery License Portal User Guide.

  4. To establish a persistent connection between your Linux machine and the remote Dell repository in which Rapid Recovery software and components are stored, type the following command:
    		dpkg -i <.deb installation file you downloaded>

    For example, if the installer file is named rapidrecovery-repo-6.0.2.999.deb in the directory /home/rapidrecovery/, type the following command, and then press Enter:

    		dpkg -i rapidrecovery-repo-6.0.2.999.deb

    Any missing packages or files required by the Agent will be downloaded from the remote repository and installed automatically as part of the script.

    Note: For more information on dependencies for installing on a Linux machine, see Agent dependencies.
  5. Install the Rapid Recovery Agent by invoking the apt package manager, updating the repository manager. Type the following command, and then press Enter:
    		apt-get update
  6. Instruct the package manager to install the Rapid Recovery Agent software. Type the following command, and then press Enter:
    		apt-get install rapidrecovery-agent
  7. The package manager prepares to install all dependent files. If prompted to confirm installation of unsigned files, enter y and then press Enter.

    The Rapid Recovery Agent files are installed.


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Installing the Rapid Recovery Agent software on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, or Oracle Linux

The Rapid Recovery Agent .rpm file is an archive containing repository information specific to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, or Oracle Linux. These distributions use the yum package manager. Complete the following steps to install the Rapid Recovery Agent on RHEL, CentOS, or Oracle Linux.

Note: This procedure applies to a Linux machine that is connected to the internet. For offline installation of Rapid Recovery Agent on any Linux machine, see About installing the Agent software on Linux machines.
  1. Open a terminal session with root access.
  2. Determine your present working directory by entering PWD and pressing Enter. For example, assume your directory is /home/rapidrecovery/.
  3. Download the appropriate Rapid Recovery Agent .rpm installation file from the License Portal at https://licenseportal.com to your present working directory.

    For more information about the license portal, see the Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery License Portal User Guide.

  4. To establish a persistent connection between your Linux machine and the remote Dell repository in which Rapid Recovery software and components are stored, type the following command:
    		rpm -ivh <.rpm installation file you downloaded>

    For example, if the installer file is named rapidrecovery-repo-6.0.2.999.rpm in the directory /home/rapidrecovery/, type the following command, and then press Enter:

    		rpm -ivh rapidrecovery-repo-6.0.2.999.rpm

    Any missing packages or files required by the Agent will be downloaded from the remote repository and installed automatically as part of the script.

    Note: For more information on dependencies for installing on a Linux machine, see Agent dependencies.
  5. Install the Rapid Recovery Agent by invoking the yum package manager, updating the repository manager. Type the following command, and then press Enter:
    		yum clean all
  6. Instruct the package manager to install the Rapid Recovery Agent software. Type the following command, and then press Enter:
    		yum install rapidrecovery-agent
  7. The package manager prepares to install all dependent files. If prompted to confirm installation of unsigned files, enter y and then press Enter.

    The Rapid Recovery Agent files are installed.


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