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Rapid Recovery 6.0.2 - User Guide

*** Legend Introduction to Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery Understanding the Rapid Recovery Core Console Working with repositories Managing Rapid Recovery Core settings Using custom groups Working with encryption keys Protecting machines using the Rapid Recovery Core Working with Microsoft Exchange and SQL Servers Protecting server clusters Exporting protected data to virtual machines Managing protected machines Understanding replication Managing events Generating and viewing reports Restoring data Understanding bare metal restore for Windows machines Retention and archiving Managing cloud accounts Working with Linux machines Understanding the Local Mount Utility Central Management Console Understanding the Rapid Recovery Command Line Management utility Understanding the Rapid Recovery PowerShell module
Prerequisites for using PowerShell Working with commands and cmdlets Rapid Recovery PowerShell module cmdlets Localization Qualifiers
Extending Rapid Recovery jobs using scripting Rapid Recovery APIs Glossary

Configuring deployment settings

Rapid Recovery lets you download installers from the Rapid Recovery Core to machines you want to protect.

You can configure settings related to the deployment of the Rapid Recovery Agent software from your Core to the machines you want to protect.

Complete the steps in this procedure to configure deployment settings.

  1. Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.
  2. On the icon bar, click [Settings] (Settings), and then do one of the following:
    • From the list of Core settings on the left side of the Settings page, click Deploy.
    • Scroll down on the right side of the Settings page until you can see the Deploy heading.

      The Deploy core settings appear.

  3. Click on the setting you want to change.

    The setting you selected becomes editable.

  4. Enter the configuration information as described in the following table.
    Table 1. Deployment settings information
    Text Box Description
    Agent installer name The default filename is Agent-Web.exe. If you wish to change this file name for any reason, you can use this setting to specify a new name of the Core Web Installer executable file. This file streams a download of the latest version of the Rapid Recovery Core installer, which runs directly from the Web and lets you pause and resume the process as needed.
    Core address Enter the address of your Core server. This typically consists of the protocol, the name of your core server and port, and the directory where the Core files reside.

    For example, if your server is Sample, this setting is https://sample:8006/apprecovery/admin/Core

    Failed receive timeout The amount of time deployment of the Agent software should be attempted before timing out.

    The default setting is 00:25:00 or twenty-five minutes. If you wish to change this setting, enter the length of time you want the system to attempt to deploy the Agent software before a timeout occurs during read or write events. Uses HH:MM:SS format.

    Maximum parallel installs This setting controls the maximum number of deployments of the Agent software for the Core to attempt at one time.

    The default setting is 100.

  5. For each setting, when satisfied with your changes, click [Check mark] to save the change and exit edit mode, or click [Cancel] to exit edit mode without saving.

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Configuring database connection settings

You can view system events related to the Rapid Recovery Core on the Events page. The Rapid Recovery Core stores this transactional information in a MongoDB service database. By default, this database is installed locally on the Core machine.

Note: For more information about viewing event information from the Rapid Recovery Core, see Viewing tasks, alerts, and events.

Customers can choose to specify installation of the MongoDB service database on another machine accessible on the network to the Rapid Recovery Core. If the service database for your Rapid Recovery Core is installed on a machine other than the machine hosting the Rapid Recovery Core, you must provide database credentials (a user name and password) in these settings.

Complete the steps in this procedure to modify the database connection settings for the service database used by the Rapid Recovery Core.

  1. Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.
  2. On the icon bar, click [Settings] (Settings), and then do one of the following:
    • From the list of Core settings on the left side of the Settings page, click Database Connection.
    • Scroll down on the right side of the Settings page until you can see the Database Connection heading.

      The Database Connection core settings appear.

  3. From the top of the Database Connection settings area, you can do the following:
    • Click Test Connection to verify your settings.

      Testing the connection is recommended when you change any of the database connection settings.

    • Click Restore Default to restore all default database connection settings.

      You are prompted to confirm this action, which results in abandoning any customized database connection settings.

  4. Click on the setting you want to change.

    The setting you selected becomes editable.

  5. Enter the configuration information as described in the following table.
    Table 1. Database connection settings information
    Text Box Description
    Host name Enter a host name for the database connection.
    Note: When localhost is the parameter specified as the host, the MongoDB is installed locally on the machine hosting the Core.
    Port Enter a port number for the database connection.
    Note: The default setting is 27017.
    User name Enter the name of a user with administrative privileges to the MongoDB service database.
    Note: If the host name parameter is localhost, this field is not required.
    Password Enter the password associated with the user name you specified.
    Note: If the host name parameter is localhost, this field is not required.
    Retention period (day) Enter the number of days to retain the event and job history in the service database.
    Maximum connection pool size Sets the maximum number of database connections cached to allow dynamic reuse.
    Note: The default setting is 100.
    Minimum connection pool size Sets the minimum number of database connections cached to allow dynamic reuse.
    Note: The default setting is 0.
  6. For each setting, when satisfied with your changes, click [Check mark] to save the change and exit edit mode, or click [Cancel] to exit edit mode without saving.

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Modifying local database connection settings

You can view system events related to the Rapid Recovery Core on the Events page. The Rapid Recovery Core stores this transactional information in a MongoDB service database. By default, this database is installed locally on the Core machine, and the hostname in the database connection settings defaults to localhost. In this situation, the loopback interface bypasses local network interface hardware, and database credentials are not required.

Optionally, to increase security, you can explicitly specify database credentials (a user name and password) for the MongoDB database used by the Rapid Recovery Core.

Note: For more information about viewing event information from the Rapid Recovery Core, see Viewing events using tasks, alerts, and journal. For information about database connection settings, see Configuring database connection settings.

Complete the steps in this procedure to modify the local database connection settings to specify database credentials.

  1. Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.
  2. On the icon bar, click [Settings] (Settings), and then do one of the following:
    • From the list of Core settings on the left side of the Settings page, click Local Database Settings.
    • Scroll down on the right side of the Settings page until you can see the Local Database Settings heading.

      The Local Database core settings appear.

  3. Click on the setting you want to change.

    The setting you selected becomes editable.

  4. Enter the appropriate credentials for connecting to the service database, as described in the following table.
    Table 1. Local database settings information
    Text Box Description
    User name Enter the name of a user with administrative privileges to the MongoDB service database.
    Password Enter the password associated with the user name you specified.
  5. For each setting, when satisfied with your changes, click [Check mark] to save the change and exit edit mode, or click [Cancel] to exit edit mode without saving.

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Managing SMTP server settings

If you configure simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP) server settings for the Core, you can send task, event, and alert notifications by email.

Information about configuring an SMTP email server is described in the topic Configuring an email server.

Note: To send event information by email, you must also configure notification group settings. For more information on specifying events to receive email alerts, see Configuring notification groups.

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