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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

Performing a one-time Hyper-V export

Complete the steps in this procedure to perform a one-time export to Hyper-V.

  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 to Virtual machine drop-down menu, select Hyper-V.
  9. To export to a local machine with the Hyper-V role assigned, click Use local machine.
  10. To indicate that the Hyper-V server is located on a remote machine, click Remote host, and then enter the information for the remote host as described in the following table.
    Table 1. Remote host information
    Text Box Description
    Host Name Enter an IP address or host name for the Hyper-V server. It represents the IP address or host name of the remote Hyper-V server.
    Port Enter a port number for the machine. It represents the port through which the Core communicates with this machine.
    User name Enter the user name for the user with administrative privileges for the workstation with the Hyper-V server. It is used to specify the logon credentials for the virtual machine.
    Password Enter the password for the user account with administrative privileges on the workstation with Hyper-V server. It is used to specify the logon credentials for the virtual machine.
  11. Click Next.
  12. On the Virtual Machines Options page, in the VM Machine Location text box, enter the path for the virtual machine; for example, D:\export. This is used to identify the location of the virtual machine.
    Note: You need to specify the virtual machine location for both local and remote Hyper-V servers. The path should be a valid local path for the Hyper-V server. Non-existent directories are automatically created. You should not attempt to create them manually. Export to shared folders (for example, to \\data\share) is not permitted.
  13. In the Virtual Machine Name text box, enter the name for the virtual machine .

    The name you enter appears in the list of virtual machines in the Hyper-V Manager console.

  14. To specify memory usage, click one of the following:
    • Use the same amount of RAM as the source machine. Select this option to identify that the RAM use is identical between the virtual and source machines.
    • Use a specific amount of RAM. Select this option if you want to specify the amount of RAM 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.

  15. To specify the disk format, next to Disk Format, click one of the following:
    • VHDX
    • VHD
      Note: Hyper-V Export supports VHDX disk formats if the target machine is running Windows 8 (Windows Server 2012) or higher. If the VHDX is not supported for your environment, the option is disabled.

      If exporting to Hyper-V generation 2, only VHDX disk format is supported.

  16. To specify generation of Hyper-V to use for export, click one of the following:
    • Generation 1
    • Generation 2
      Note: Only generation 2 supports the secure boot option.
  17. Specify the appropriate network adapter for the exported VM.
  18. On the Volumes page, select the volume(s) to export; for example, C:\.
    Note: If the selected volumes are larger than the appropriate maximum allocations supported by the application as indicated below, or exceed the amount of space available, you will receive an error.
    • For VHDX disk format, your selected volumes should be no larger than 64 TB.
    • For VHD disk format, your selected volumes should be no larger than 2040 GB.
  19. On the Volumes 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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Performing a continual (Virtual Standby) Hyper-V export

Complete the steps in this procedure to perform a continual export to a Hyper-V 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, in the Export to a Virtual Machine drop-down menu, select Hyper-V, and then do one of the following:
    • To export to a local machine with the Hyper-V role assigned, click Use local machine.
    • To indicate that the Hyper-V server is located on a remote machine, click Remote host, and then enter the parameters for the remote host as described in the following table.
      Table 1. Remote host information
      Text Box Description
      Host Name Enter an IP address or host name for the Hyper-V server. It represents the IP address or host name of the remote Hyper-V server.
      Port Enter a port number for the machine. It represents the port through which the Core communicates with this machine.
      User name Enter the user name for the user with administrative privileges for the workstation with the Hyper-V server. It is used to specify the logon credentials for the virtual machine.
      Password Enter the password for the user account with administrative privileges on the workstation with Hyper-V server. It is used to specify the logon credentials for the virtual machine.
  7. Click Next.
  8. On the Virtual Machines Options page, in the VM Machine Location text box, enter the path for the virtual machine; for example, D:\export. This is used to identify the location of the virtual machine.
    Note: You need to specify the virtual machine location for both local and remote Hyper-V servers. The path should be a valid local path for the Hyper-V server. Non-existent directories are automatically created. You should not attempt to create them manually. Export to shared folders (for example, to \\data\share) is not permitted.
  9. In the Virtual Machine Name text box, enter the name for the virtual machine.

    The name you enter appears in the list of virtual machines in the Hyper-V Manager console.

  10. To specify memory usage, click one of the following:
    • Use the same amount of RAM as the source machine. Select this option to identify that the RAM use is identical between the virtual and source machines.
    • Use a specific amount of RAM. Select this option if you want to specify the amount of RAM 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.

  11. To specify the disk format, next to Disk Format, click one of the following:
    • VHDX
    • VHD
      Note: Hyper-V Export supports VHDX disk formats if the target machine is running Windows 8 (Windows Server 2012) or higher. If the VHDX is not supported for your environment, the option is disabled.

      If exporting to Hyper-V generation 2, only VHDX disk format is supported.

  12. To specify generation of Hyper-V to use for export, click one of the following:
    • Generation 1
    • Generation 2
      Note: Only generation 2 supports the secure boot option.
  13. Specify the appropriate network adapter for the exported VM.
  14. On the Volumes page, select the volume(s) to export; for example, C:\.
    Note: If the selected volumes are larger than the appropriate maximum allocations supported by the application as indicated below, or exceed the amount of space available, you will receive an error.
    • For VHDX disk format, your selected volumes should be no larger than 64 TB.
    • For VHD disk format, your selected volumes should be no larger than 2040 GB.
  15. Select Perform initial one-time export to perform the virtual export immediately instead of after the next scheduled snapshot.
  16. On the Volumes 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 VirtualBox virtual machine

In Rapid Recovery, you can export data to VirtualBox Export by performing a one-time export, or by establishing a continual export (for virtual standby).

Note: VirtualBox export of a Windows 10 protected machine is not currently supported.

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

Note: To perform this type of export, you should have VirtualBox installed on the Core machine. Virtual Box Version 4.2.18 or higher is supported for Windows hosts.

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Performing a one-time VirtualBox export

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

  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 VirtualBox, and then click Next.
  9. On the Virtual Machine Options page, select Use Windows machine.
  10. Enter the parameters for accessing the virtual machine as described in the following table.
    Table 1. Virtual machine parameters
    Option Description
    Virtual Machine Name Enter a name for the virtual machine being created.
    Note: The default name is the name of the source machine.
    Target Path Specify a local or remote target path to create the virtual machine.
    Note: The target path should not be a root directory.

If you specify a network share path, you will need to enter valid logon credentials (user name and password) for an account that is registered on the target machine. The account must have read and write permissions to the network share.
    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.

  11. To specify a user account for the virtual machine, select Specify the user account for the exported virtual machine, and then enter the following information. This refers to a specific user account for which the virtual machine will be registered in the event there are multiple user accounts on the virtual machine. When this user account is logged on, only this user will see this Virtual Machine in VirtualBox manager. If an account is not specified, then the Virtual Machine will be registered for all existing users on the Windows machine with VirtualBox.
    • User name - Enter the user name for which the virtual machine is registered.
    • Password - Enter the password for this user account.
  12. Click Next.
  13. On the Volumes page, select the volumes to export, for example, C:\ and D:\, and then click Next.
  14. 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 tab.

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