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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

Viewing recovery points

Complete the steps in the following procedure to view recovery points.

  1. In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, navigate to the protected machine for which you want to view recovery points.
  2. Click the Recovery Points tab.

    You can view information about the recovery points for the machine as described in the following table.

    Table 1. Recovery point information
    Info Description
    Status Indicates current status of the recovery point.
    Encrypted Indicates if the recovery point is encrypted.
    Contents Lists the volumes included in the recovery point.
    Type Defines a recovery point as either a base image or an incremental (differential) snapshot.
    Creation Date Displays the date when the recovery point was created.
    Size Displays the amount of space that the recovery point consumes in the repository.

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Viewing a specific recovery point

Complete the steps in the following procedure to view details about a specific recovery point.

  1. In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, navigate to the protected machine for which you want to view recovery points.
  2. Click the Recovery Points tab.
  3. Click the right angle bracket > symbol next to a recovery point in the list to expand the view.

    You can view more detailed information about the contents of the recovery point for the selected machine, as well as access a variety of operations that can be performed on the recovery point, as described in the following table.

    Table 1. Recovery point details
    Info Description
    Actions The Actions menu includes the following operations you can perform on the selected recovery point:

    Mount. Select this option to mount the selected recovery point. For more information, see Mounting a recovery point.

    Export. By using the Export option, you can export the selected recovery point to ESXi, VMware workstation, Hyper-V, or Virtual Box. For more information, see Exporting data to a virtual machine.

    Restore. Select this option to perform a restore from the selected recovery point to a volume you specify. For more information, see Selecting a recovery point and initiating a BMR.

    Check. If the protected machine has Exchange Server installed, select this option to force a checksum check or a mountability check. For more information, see About Exchange database mountability checks.

    If the protected machine has SQL Server installed, select this option to force an attachability check. For more information, see Forcing a SQL Server attachability check.

    Contents The Contents area includes a row for each volume in the expanded recovery point, listing the following information for each volume:

    Status. Indicates current status of the recovery point.

    Title. Lists the specific volume in the recovery point.

    Type. Indicates if the specific recovery point is a base image or an incremental (differential) snapshot.

    Size. Displays the amount of space that the recovery point consumes in the repository.

  4. Click the right angle bracket > symbol next to a volume in the selected recovery point to expand the view.

    You can view information about the selected volume in the expanded recovery point as described in the following table.

    Table 2. Volume information
    Text Box Description
    Title Indicates the specific volume in the recovery point.
    File System Indicates the file system type for the selected volume.
    Raw Capacity Indicates the amount of raw storage space on the entire volume.
    Formatted Capacity Indicates the amount of storage space on the volume that is available for data after the volume is formatted.
    Used Capacity Indicates the amount of storage space currently used on the volume.

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Mounting a recovery point

In Rapid Recovery, you can mount a recovery point for a Windows machine to access stored data through a local file system.

Note: To mount a Linux recovery point with the local_mount utility, see Mounting a recovery point volume on a Linux machine.
Note: When mounting recovery points from data restored from a machine that has data deduplication enabled, you must also enable deduplication on the Core server.
  1. In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, navigate to the machine that you want to mount to a local file system.

    The Summary page appears for the selected protected machine.

  2. Click the Recovery Points menu.
    The Recovery Points page appears for the selected machine.
  3. Optionally, in the Recovery Points pane, from the list of recovery points, click the right arrow [right arrow] symbol to expand the recovery point detail, showing volumes included in the recovery point.
  4. In the row for the recovery point that you want to mount, click [Actions menu] and from the drop-down menu, select Mount.
    The Mount Wizard appears, displaying the Volumes page.
  5. On the Volumes page, select each volume of the recovery point that you want to mount, and then click Next.
    The Mount Options page of the Mount Wizard appears.
  6. In theMount Options page, edit the settings for mounting a recovery point as described in the following table.
    Table 1. Mount Options settings
    Option Description
    Local folder Specify the path used to access the mounted recovery point.

    For example, select C:\ProgramData\AppRecovery\MountPoints\ MountPoint1.

    
Mount type Specify the way to access data for the mounted recovery point:
    • Read-only
    • Read-only with previous writes
    • Writable
    Create a Windows share for this Mount Optionally, select this check box to specify if the mounted recovery point can be shared, and then set access rights to it, including the Share name and Allowed groups.
  7. Click Finish to mount the recovery point.
    Note: If you want to copy directories or files from a mounted recovery point to another Windows machine, you can use Windows Explorer to copy them with default permissions or original file access permissions. For details, see Restoring a directory or file using Windows Explorer to Restoring a directory or file and preserving permissions using Windows Explorer.
  8. Optionally, while the task is in process, you can view its progress from the Running Tasks drop-down menu on the Core Console, or you can view detailed information on the Events page. For more information about monitoring Rapid Recovery events, see Viewing events using tasks, alerts, and journal.

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Dismounting recovery points

Complete the steps in this procedure to dismount recovery points that are mounted on the Core.

Note: When dismounting a recovery point mounted remotely, the action is referred to as disconnecting.
  1. In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, from the icon bar, click [More] (More) and then select [Mounts] Mounts.
    The Mounts page appears. There is a pane for Local Mounts (recovery points mounted from the Core) and another for Remote Mounts (recovery points mounted using the Local Mount Utility). In each pane, the respective mounted recovery points appears in a list.
  2. To dismount local mounts, in the Local Mounts pane, do the following:
    1. Select the local mount point or points you want to dismount.
      • To dismount all recovery points, click the checkbox in the title bar of the Local Mounts table to select all mount points.
      • To dismount one or more recovery points, click the checkbox in the first column of each row representing the mount point you want to disconnect.
    2. Click [Dismount]Dismount.
      A confirmation dialog box appears.
    3. Click to confirm that you want to dismount the selected recover points.
      The local recovery points dismount.
      Note: If toast alerts are enabled, you may see an alert that the appropriate mount points are being dismounted.
  3. To disconnect recovery points mounted remotely, in the Remote Mounts pane, do the following:
    1. Select the remote mount point or points you want to disconnect.
      • To disconnect all recovery points, click the checkbox in the title bar of the Remote Mounts table to select all mount points.
      • To disconnect one or more recovery points, click the checkbox in the first column of each row representing the mount point you want to disconnect.
    2. Click [Dismount] Disconnect.
      A confirmation dialog box appears.
    3. Click to confirm that you want to disconnect the selected recover points.
      The local recovery points disconnected.
      Note: If toast alerts are enabled, you may see an alert that the appropriate mount points are being disconnected.
  4. Confirm that the previously mounted recovery points no longer appear in the Local Mounts or Remote Mounts list, as appropriate.

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