The Rapid Recovery Agent .rpm file is an archive containing repository information for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) . This distribution uses the zypper package manager. Complete the following steps to install the Rapid Recovery Agent on SLES.
For more information about the license portal, see the Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery License Portal User Guide.
rpm -ivh <.rpm installation file you downloaded>
For example, if the installer file is named rapidrecovery-repo-22.214.171.1249.rpm in the directory /home/rapidrecovery/, type the following command, and then press Enter:
rpm -ivh rapidrecovery-repo-126.96.36.1999.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.
apt-get install rapidrecovery-agent
The Rapid Recovery Agent files are installed.
When installing the Agent software on Linux machines that do not have access to the Internet, follow this procedure. After installation is complete, configure the Agent as described in the topic Configuring the Rapid Recovery Agent on a Linux machine.
cp -R ~/rapidrecovery.packages/ <your_removable_media>
cp -R ~/rapidrecovery.packages /media/USB-drive-1
cp -R /media/USB-drive-1 ~/rapidrecovery.packages
sudo rpm -i *.rpm
After installation is complete, configure the Agent as described in the topic Configuring the Rapid Recovery Agent on a Linux machine.
Run the Rapid Recovery Configuration utility after installing Rapid Recovery Agent software on a Linux machine. This compiles and installs the kernel module on the Linux machine you want to protect in your Core.
The configuration utility offers several configuration options, and provides hints in the numbered steps of the instructions when it detects your specific configuration information.
Complete the steps below to configure the Rapid Recovery Agent software on any Linux machine. Some configuration options differ based on the Linux distribution you are installing.
The configuration utility starts. This lists several configuration options, each with an index number to enter for the appropriate configuration step.
For example, if using the default port, type the command:
For example, if using usernames michael, administrator, and test_user1, type the command:
If the utility detects one or more firewall configuration managers (such as lokkit or firewalld), each is listed in the utility in line 3. Select the appropriate configuration manager and enter it, starting with the command number (3), and then press Enter:
For example, if using firewalld, type the command:
A sub-shell returns all kernel modules compatible for installation. For example, the following could be returned:
Searching for all available for installation kernels. This might take a while, depending on the Internet connection speed. Kernels compatible for module installation: 0 - linux-image-188.8.131.52-generic 1 - linux-image-184.108.40.206-generic 2 - linux-image-220.127.116.11-generic 3 - linux-image-18.104.22.168-generic Input indices of the kernel modules you wish to install, delimited by space; use 'all' to install into all supported kernels, or 'q' to quit.
For example, to enter kernel modules for 3.16.0-23 and 3.16.0-34, enter 1 4 and press Enter.
To enter all kernel modules, enter all and press Enter.
After installing or upgrading the Agent software on a Linux machine, you should configure the Agent, and then restart. Restarting ensures that the Rapid Recovery Agent services start automatically, which is required to protect your Linux machine.
If for any reason you need to manually start or stop the Agent services, use the following procedure.
You can manually start, stop, and view the status of the Rapid Recovery Agent software and rapidrecovery-vdisk in all supported distributions by using the default commands as described in the following tables, respectively.
|To start the...||Use the following command...|
|agent service||sudo service rapidrecovery-agent start|
|rapidrecovery-vdisk||sudo service rapidrecovery-vdisk start|
|To stop the...||Use the following command...|
|agent service||sudo service rapidrecovery-agent stop|
|rapidrecovery-vdisk||sudo service rapidrecovery-vdisk stop|