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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

Managing snapshots for a cluster

In Rapid Recovery, you can manage snapshots by forcing a snapshot or by pausing current snapshots. Forcing a snapshot lets you force a data transfer for the currently protected cluster. When you force a snapshot, the transfer starts immediately or will be added to the queue. Only the data that has changed from a previous recovery point transfers. If there is no previous recovery point, all data (the base image) on the protected volumes is transferred. When you pause a snapshot, you temporarily stop all transfers of data from the current machine.

For information about forcing snapshots for the individual machines in a cluster, see Forcing a snapshot. For information about pausing and resuming snapshots for the individual machines in a cluster, see Pausing and resuming protection.


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Forcing a snapshot for a cluster

Complete the steps in this procedure to force a snapshot for a cluster.

  1. In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, under Protected Machines, click the cluster for which you wish to view recovery points.
  2. On the Summary page for the cluster, click Force Snapshot.

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Pausing and resuming cluster snapshots

Complete the steps in this procedure to pause and resume a snapshot for a cluster.

  1. In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, under Protected Machines, click the cluster for which you wish to view recovery points.
  2. On the Summary page for the cluster, click Pause.
  3. In the Pause Protection dialog box, select one of the options described in the following table.
    Table 1. Pause Protection options
    Option Description
    Pause until resumed Pauses the snapshot until you manually resume protection.
    Pause for Lets you specify an amount of time in days, hours, and minutes to pause snapshots. Protection resumes automatically after this time.
  4. Click OK.
  5. To manually resume protection, complete the following steps:
    1. On the Summary page for the cluster, click Resume.
    2. In the dialog box, click Yes to confirm.

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Performing a restore for clusters and cluster nodes

A restore is the process of restoring the volumes on a machine from recovery points. For a server cluster, you perform a restore at the node, or machine, level. This section provides guidelines for performing a restore for cluster volumes.

Performing a restore for CCR and DAG (Exchange) clusters

Complete the steps in this procedure to perform a restore for CCR and DAG (Exchange) clusters.

  1. Turn off all nodes except one.
  2. Perform a restore using the standard Rapid Recovery procedure for the machine as described in About restoring volumes from a recovery point and Restoring volumes for a Linux machine using the command line.
  3. When the restore is finished, mount all databases for the cluster volumes.
  4. Turn on all other nodes.
  5. For Exchange, navigate to the Exchange Management Console, and, for each database, perform the Update Database Copy operation.

Performing a restore for SCC (Exchange, SQL) clusters

Complete the steps in this procedure to perform a restore for SCC (Exchange, SQL) clusters.

  1. Turn off all nodes except one.
  2. Perform a restore using the standard Rapid Recovery procedure for the machine as described in About restoring volumes from a recovery point and Restoring volumes for a Linux machine using the command line.
  3. After the restore is finished, mount all databases from the cluster volumes.
  4. Turn on all other nodes one-by-one.
    Note: You do not need to roll back the quorum disk. It can be regenerated automatically or by using cluster service functionality.

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