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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

Downloading and viewing the Core log file

If you encounter any errors or issues with the Core, you can download the Core logs to view them or to share them with your Dell Support representative.

  1. From the Rapid Recovery Core Console, on the icon bar, click [More] (More) and then click [Log] Core Log.
  2. On the Download Core Log page, click [Download]Click here to begin the download.
  3. If prompted to open or save the CoreAppRecovery.log file, click Save.
  4. If you see the Opening CoreAppRecovery.log dialog box, do one of the following:
    • To open the log file, select Open with, then select an application (such as Notepad) for viewing the text-based log file, and finally click OK.

      The CoreAppRecovery.log file opens in the selected application.

    • To save the file locally, select Save File and click OK.

      The CoreAppRecovery.log file saves to your Downloads folder. It can be opened using any text editor.

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Using custom groups

This section describes how to understand and use custom groups to assist with navigation and to perform actions on multiple objects simultaneously.

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Understanding custom groups

The Rapid Recovery Core Console shows a Protected Machines menu in the left navigation area. This includes all machines or server clusters added to protection on your Rapid Recovery Core. Beneath this, other menus may appear, based on whether you include those objects in your Core. In the same manner, you can create a custom group, which displays as the last menu type in the left navigation area.

The main benefit of a custom group is the ability to group Core objects together in a logical container. This can help you organize and manage Core objects for a specific purpose (for example, by organization, cost center, department, geographical region, and so on).

The act of creating a group always adds one group member (for example, a protected machine or server cluster, a replicated machine, or a recovery points-only machine) to the new custom group. The object added is determined by your origin point when you create the group. Ideally, you would then add additional members to the group. Thereafter, you can perform group actions that apply to all like members of that custom group, as described in Performing group actions.

Custom groups can include protected machines, server clusters, replicated machines, and recovery point-only machines. Server clusters behave the same as protected machines, with the exception that a server cluster and its nodes behave as a single entity. If you attempt to add a node from a server cluster to a group, the entire cluster is added.

A custom group may contain similar or dissimilar members. For groups of similar members, all group actions apply to all members of the group. For example, if you force a snapshot for a custom group of protected machines, each machine will be backed up. For groups with dissimilar members (for example, protected machines and replicated machines), if you apply a group action such as forcing replication, this will only apply to the replicated machines.

You can create one or more groups. A single protected machine or replicated machine can be included in one or more groups. This way, you can group machines on your core in any way you choose, and can perform actions on that specific group.

Each custom group appears in the left navigation area, with a label you designate. Groups with standard protected machines appear first in the custom group; replicated machines appear below protected machines, as applicable. If there are any recovery point-only machines, these are listed below replicated machines.

In the left navigation area, the objects that are protected on the Core appear each in their own menu. Of these menus, custom groups appear last.

Including a machine in a group does not remove it from its original location. For example, if you have three protected machines called Agent1, Agent2, and Agent3, and you add Agent1 to CustomGroup1, then Agent1 appears in both locations.

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Creating custom groups

When you scroll your cursor over the name of any machine in the Protected Machines or replicated machines menu, you will see an arrow that opens a drop-down menu. From this menu, you can create a custom label.

Use the procedure below to create a custom group.

  1. Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.
  2. From the Protected Machines, replicated machines, or recovery points-only menu, do the following:
    1. Place your cursor over a machine in the menu.
    2. Click on the drop-down menu for that machine.
    3. Scroll down and select Label as, and then click New label.
    The Create Label dialog box appears.
  3. In the Name field, enter an appropriate label for your custom group.
    Use a descriptive name that communicates the purpose of the group. For example, to group protected machines, replicated machines, and recovery point-only machines by department, type Accounting Department. You can rename a group later.
    Note: Labels must be 50 or fewer characters. You can include a single space between words. You must provide a label for your custom group.
  4. When you are satisfied with the label name, click OK.
    The dialog box closes, and the custom group appears as the last element in the left navigation area.
  5. Optionally, you can add other protected machines, replicated machines, or recovery point-only machines to this group. Navigate to the machine name in the appropriate menu, click its drop-down menu, scroll down and select Label as, and then click the name of the custom group.

    You can now perform group actions on this group. For more information, see Performing group actions.

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