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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

Modifying general cluster settings

Once you have added a cluster, you can easily modify basic settings (for example, display name), protection settings (for example, protection schedules, adding or removing volumes, and pausing protection), and more.

  1. In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, under Protected Machines, click the cluster that you want to modify.
  2. On the Summary page for the cluster, click Settings.

    The Settings page appears.

  3. Under General, to modify the settings for the cluster, click on each of the settings described in the following table, and then click the [Save]check mark to approve the change.
    Table 1. General cluster settings
    Text Box Description
    Display name Enter a display name for the cluster.

    The name for this cluster displays in the Rapid Recovery Core Console. The display name does not need to be the same as the host name.

    Host name Enter the name of the cluster host.
    Port Enter the port to use for communicating with the cluster.
    Encryption Key If you want to secure the data using Core-base encryption, select an encryption key from the drop-down list.

    This specifies whether encryption should be applied to the data for every volume on this cluster to be stored in the repository.

    Repository Enter the Core repository associated with the cluster.
    Note: If snapshots have already been taken for this cluster, this setting is listed here for informational purposes only and cannot be modified.

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Configuring cluster event notifications

You can configure how system events are reported for your cluster by creating notification groups. These events could be system alerts or errors. Complete the steps in this procedure to configure notification groups for events.

  1. In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, under Protected Machines, click the cluster for which you want to configure events.
  2. On the Summary page, click the More drop-down menu, and then click Events.
    By default, the cluster uses the Core notification settings.
  3. If you want to configure custom alert settings for the cluster, complete the following steps:
    1. Click Add Group to add a new notification group for sending a list of system events.

      The Add Notification Group dialog box opens.

    2. Add the notification options as described in the following table.
      Table 1. Event notification settings
      Text Box Description
      Name Enter a name for the notification group.
      Description Enter a description for the notification group.
      Enable Events Select the events for notification, for example, Clusters.

      You can also choose to select by type:

      • Error
      • Warning
      • Info
        Note: When you choose to select by type, by default, the appropriate events are automatically enabled. For example, choosing Warning, enables warning alerts for all events.
      Notification Options Select the method to specify how to handle notifications.

      You can choose from the following options:

      • Notify by Email. Specify the email addresses to which to send the events in the To, CC, and BCC text boxes.
      • Notify by Windows Event log. The Windows Event log controls the notification.
      • Notify by syslogd. Specify the host name and port to which to send the events.
      • Notify by Toast alerts. Select this option if you want the alert to appear as a pop-up in the lower-right corner of your screen.
      • Notify by SNMP trap. Specify the trap number for this option.
    3. Click OK to save your changes, and then click Apply.
  4. To edit an existing notification group, next to a notification group in the list, click Edit.

    The Edit Notification Group dialog box displays for you to edit the settings.


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Modifying the cluster retention policy

The retention policy for a cluster specifies how long the recovery points for the shared volumes in the cluster are stored in the repository. Retention policies are used to retain backup snapshots for longer periods of time and to help with management of these backup snapshots. The retention policy is enforced by a rollup process that helps in aging and deleting old backups.

  1. In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, under Protected Machines, click the cluster.
  2. On the Summary page of the cluster, click the More drop-down menu, and then click Retention Policy.
  3. Select one of the options in the following table.
    Table 1. Retention policy options
    Option Description
    Use Core default retention policy This adopts the settings used by the associated core.
    Use Custom retention policy This lets you configure custom settings.
    Note: If you selected Custom alert settings, follow the instructions for setting a custom retention policy as described in Customizing nightly jobs for a protected machine.

  4. Click Apply.

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Modifying cluster protection schedules

In Rapid Recovery , you can modify the protection schedules only if your cluster has shared volumes.

  1. In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, navigate to the cluster that you want to modify, and then select the cluster.
  2. Follow the instructions for modifying the protection settings as described in Modifying protection schedules.

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