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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

Exporting data to a VMware Workstation virtual machine

In Rapid Recovery, you can export data to VMware Workstation by performing a one-time export or by establishing a continual export (for virtual standby). Complete the steps in the following procedures for the appropriate type of export.


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Performing a one-time VMware Workstation export

Complete the steps in this procedure to perform a one-time export to VMware Workstation.

  1. In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, in the button bar, click the Restore drop-down menu, click VM Export.
  2. In the Virtual Machine Export Wizard, select One-time Export.
  3. Click Next.
  4. On the Machines page, select the protected machine that you want to export.
  5. Click Next.
  6. On the Recovery Points page, select the recovery point that you want to use for the export.
  7. Click Next.
  8. On the Destination page in the Export Wizard, in the Recover to Virtual machine drop-down menu, select VMware Workstation, and then click Next.
  9. On the Virtual Machine Options page, enter the parameters for accessing the virtual machine as described in the following table.
    Table 1. Virtual machine parameters
    Option Description
    VM Machine Location Specify the path of the local folder or network share on which to create the virtual machine.
    Note: If you specified a network share path, you will need to enter a valid logon credentials for an account that is registered on the target machine. The account must have read and write permissions to the network share.
    User name Enter the logon credentials for the network location for the export.
    • If you specified a network share path, you need to enter a valid user name for an account that is registered on the target machine.
    • If you entered a local path, a user name is not required.
    Password Enter the logon credentials for the network location for the export.
    • If you specified a network share path, you need to enter a valid password for an account that is registered on the target machine.
    • If you entered a local path, a password is not required.
    VM name Enter a name for the virtual machine being created; for example, VM-0A1B2C3D4.
    Note: The default name is the name of the source machine.
    Version Specify the version of VMware Workstation for the virtual machine. You can choose from:
    • VMware Workstation 7.0
    • VMware Workstation 8.0
    • VMware Workstation 9.0
    • VMware Workstation 10.0
    • VMware Workstation 11.0
    • VMware Workstation 12.0
    Amount of RAM (MB) Specify the memory usage for the virtual machine by clicking one of the following:
    • Use the same amount of RAM as source machine
    • Use a specific amount of RAM, and then specify the amount in MB

      The minimum amount is 1024 MB and the maximum allowed by the application is 65536 MB. The maximum amount of memory usage is limited by the amount of RAM available to the host machine.

    Number of processors The number of processors (CPUs) you want for the exported virtual machine. The minimum is 1.
    Cores per processor The number of cores you want to have for each processor. The minimum is 1.
  10. Click Next.
  11. On the Volumes page, select the volumes to export, for example, C:\ and D:\, and then click Next.
  12. On the Summary page, click Finish to complete the wizard and start the export.
    Note: You can monitor the status and progress of the export by viewing the Virtual Standby or Events tab.

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Performing a continual (Virtual Standby) VMware Workstation export

Complete the steps in this procedure to perform a continual export to a VMware Workstation virtual machine (VM) using Rapid Recovery.

  1. In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, do one of the following:
    • From the Core Console, in the button bar, click the [Restore] Restore drop-down menu, and then select VM Export.
      1. In the Virtual Machine Export Wizard, select Continuous (Virtual Standby).
      2. Click Next.
    • From the Core Console, in the icon bar, click [Virtual Standby] (Virtual Standby).
      • On the Virtual Standby page, click Add to launch the Virtual Machine Export Wizard.
  2. On the Machines page of the Virtual Machine Export Wizard, select the protected machine that you want to export.
  3. Click Next.
  4. On the Recovery Points page, select the recovery point that you want to use for the export.
  5. Click Next.
  6. On the Destination page of the Virtual Machine Export Wizard, in the Recover to a Virtual Machine drop-down menu, select VMware Workstation, and then click Next.
  7. On the Virtual Machine Options page, enter the parameters for accessing the virtual machine as described in the following table.
    Table 1. Virtual machine parameters
    Option Description
    Target Path Specify the path of the local folder or network share on which to create the virtual machine.
    Note: If you specified a network share path, you will need to enter a valid logon credentials for an account that is registered on the target machine. The account must have read and write permissions to the network share.
    User name Enter the logon credentials for the network location for the export.
    • If you specified a network share path, you need to enter a valid user name for an account that is registered on the target machine.
    • If you entered a local path, a user name is not required.
    Password Enter the logon credentials for the network location for the export.
    • If you specified a network share path, you need to enter a valid password for an account that is registered on the target machine.
    • If you entered a local path, a password is not required.
    Virtual Machine Enter a name for the virtual machine being created; for example, VM-0A1B2C3D4.
    Note: The default name is the name of the source machine.
    Version Specify the version of VMware Workstation for the virtual machine. You can choose from:
    • VMware Workstation 7.0
    • VMware Workstation 8.0
    • VMware Workstation 9.0
    • VMware Workstation 10.0
    • VMware Workstation 11.0
    • VMware Workstation 12.0
    Memory Specify the memory usage for the virtual machine by clicking one of the following:
    • Use the same amount of RAM as source machine
    • Use a specific amount of RAM, and then specify the amount in MB

      The minimum amount is 1024 MB and the maximum allowed by the application is 65536 MB. The maximum amount of memory usage is limited by the amount of RAM available to the host machine.

    Number of processors The number of processors (CPUs) you want for the exported virtual machine. The minimum is 1.
    Cores per processor The number of cores you want to have for each processor. The minimum is 1.
  8. Select Perform initial one-time export to perform the virtual export immediately instead of after the next scheduled snapshot.
  9. Click Next.
  10. On the Volumes page, select the volumes to export, for example, C:\ and D:\, and then click Next.
  11. On the Summary page, click Finish to complete the wizard and to start the export.
    Note: You can monitor the status and progress of the export by viewing the Virtual Standby or Events pages.

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Exporting data to a Hyper-V virtual machine

In Rapid Recovery, you can export data to Hyper-V Export by performing a one-time export, or by establishing a continual export (for Virtual Standby).

Rapid Recovery supports first-generation Hyper-V export to the following hosts:

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

Rapid Recovery supports second-generation Hyper-V export to the following hosts:

  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
    Note: Not all protected machines can be exported to Hyper-V second generation hosts.

Only protected machines with the following Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) operating systems support virtual export to Hyper-V second generation hosts:

  • Windows 8 (UEFI)
  • Windows 8.1 (UEFI)
  • Windows Server 2012 (UEFI)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (UEFI)
    Note: Hyper-V export to second-generation VM can fail if the Hyper-V host does not have enough RAM allocated to perform the export.

Complete the steps in the following procedures for the appropriate type of export.


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