Rapid Recovery includes the Automatic Update feature. When installing the Rapid Recovery Core, you can choose whether to automatically update the Rapid Recovery Core software when new updates are available, and how frequently the system should check for updates.
You can view and change the settings the system uses to check for updates at any time.
Complete the steps in this procedure to configure update settings.
The setting you selected becomes editable.
|Check for new updates||Select how frequently Rapid Recovery checks for and installs updates. You can choose from the following options:|
|Install updates||Specify the handling of available updates by choosing one of the following options:|
|Status||The status indicates whether any new updates are available.|
|Last check||The Last check field indicates the date and time the system last checked for an update.
Click Check Now to immediately verify whether a software update is available. This check occurs regardless of the frequency you have set.
Nightly jobs are daily automated tasks that occur at a predetermined time outside of normal business hours. These jobs are memory-intensive, and include various integrity checks and data consolidation tasks that are best conducted when the Rapid Recovery Core is less active.
All the nightly jobs, and the scope for which they can be applied, are described in the following table. Nightly jobs can be managed at the Core level (which applies to all machines protected on the Core). Those nightly jobs which can also be applied for a specific protected machine list the scope as "Protected machine."
|Change||N/A||This control opens the Nightly Jobs dialog box, where you can enable, disable, or change settings for each nightly job.|
|Nightly jobs time||All||This setting represents the time that nightly jobs are scheduled to start running. Dell recommends configuring your Core to run nightly jobs during a time of low activity.
The default time is 12:00 AM.
|Rollup||Core or protected machine||Applies the retention policy to your backed-up data by combining or "rolling up" recovery points on the schedule dictated in the policy. You can customize the policy on the Core, which applies by default to all protected machines. By default, the rollup job is run for the whole Core; or click to define which protected machines to roll up using the Core policy.
For more information about using a retention policy on a protected machine that differs from the default policy set in the Core, see Customizing retention policy settings for a protected machine.
|Check attachability of SQL databases||Protected machine||Checks the integrity of recovery points containing SQL databases. Process:
|Download logs from protected machines||Core||Downloads logs for protected machines to the Core, so they can be sent to a logging server.|
|Consolidate VMware snapshots for protected virtual machines||Core or protected machine||This nightly job is relevant if you use native VMware APIs to protect machines without the Rapid Recovery Agent software.
You should periodically consolidate VMware snapshots. Enabling this nightly job lets you perform these consolidations on a daily basis. This nightly job contains one parameter, Maximum simultaneous consolidations, which must be set to a number between 1 and 100.
|Check integrity of recovery points||Core or protected machine||Checks the integrity of recovery points for each protected machine. By default, the Check integrity of recovery points option is not enabled.
|Check checksum of Exchange databases||Protected machine||Checks the integrity of recovery points containing Exchange Database (EDB) files.|
|Truncate SQL logs (simple recovery model only)||Protected machine||Maintains the size of SQL Server logs by truncating the database transaction log to match the last recovery point.|
|Truncate Exchange logs||Protected machine||Maintains the size of Exchange logs, by truncating the exchange database transaction log to match the last recovery point.|
|Log repository statistics||Core||Sends repository statistics to a logging server.|
|Delete old events and jobs||Core||Maintains the scale of the events database by removing old events. The number of days is configurable, defaulting to 30 days.|
When any nightly job option is enabled on the Rapid Recovery Core, the selected job executes once daily at the time specified for all machines that are protected by the Core. Conversely, if you disable any nightly job at the Core level, the specified job no longer executes for all machines protected by the Core.
Because nightly jobs are memory-intensive, Dell recommends configuring your Core to execute them during a time of low activity. The default schedule to run nightly jobs is 12:00 am. If another time is more suitable, change this setting in the Nightly Jobs Time field using this procedure.
The Nightly Jobs dialog box displays.
Transfer queue settings are Core-level settings that establish the maximum number of concurrent transfers and the maximum number of retries for transferring data.
Complete the steps in this procedure to modify transfer queue settings.
The setting you selected becomes editable.
|Maximum Concurrent Transfers||Enter a value to update the number of concurrent transfers.
Set a number from 1 to 60. The smaller the number, the lesser the load on network and other system resources. As the number of agents that are processed increases, so does the load on the system.
|Maximum Retries||Enter a value to set the maximum number of attempts before canceling the transfer operation.
Set a number from 1 to 60.