When you remove a machine from protection on the Rapid Recovery Core, you are presented with two options: you can keep the recovery points saved thus far to the RR Core, or you can remove the recovery points. If you keep the recovery points, you have what is known as a “recovery points only” machine. Using those recovery points for the machine that has been removed from current protection, you can continue to restore the machine in the future, but only up to the state captured in a saved recovery point.
If you remove the recovery points, this action deletes any snapshot data for that formerly protected machine from the Rapid Recovery Core.
Complete the steps in the following procedure to remove a machine from protection in your Rapid Recovery environment.
You can cancel currently executing operations for a machine. You can specify to cancel just a current snapshot or to cancel all current operations, which would include exports, replications, and so on.
You can view current license status information for the Rapid Recovery Agent software installed on a protected machine.
The Summary page for the selection machine appears.
The Settings page appears, showing configuration settings for the selected machine.
The Status screen appears and presents the following details about the product licensing:
A recovery point is a collection of snapshots taken of individual disk volumes and stored in the repository. Snapshots capture and store the state of a disk volume at a given point in time while the applications that generate the data are still in use. In Rapid Recovery, you can force a snapshot, temporarily pause snapshots, and view lists of current recovery points in the repository as well as delete them if needed. Recovery points are used to restore protected machines or to mount to a local file system.
The snapshots that are captured by Rapid Recovery are done so at the block level and are application aware. This means that all open transactions and rolling transaction logs are completed and caches are flushed to disk before creating the snapshot.
Rapid Recovery uses a low-level volume filter driver, which attaches to the mounted volumes and then tracks all block-level changes for the next impending snapshot. Microsoft Volume Shadow Services (VSS) is used to facilitate application crash consistent snapshots.