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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

Forcing an archive job

Using this procedure, you can force Rapid Recovery to perform the archive job on a scheduled archive at any time.

To force an archive job, you must have an archive scheduled on the Core.
  1. From the Rapid Recovery Core Console, in the icon bar, click the More drop-down, and then select Archives.
  2. On the Archives page, under Schedule Archives, click the drop-down menu next to the archive you want to force, and then click Force.
    Rapid Recovery archives the recovery points according to the settings you chose for that archive, regardless of the scheduled archive time you set.

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Importing an archive

You can use this procedure to import an archive one time, or schedule an archive to import on a recurring basis.

When you want to recover archived data, you can import the entire archive to a specified location.

CAUTION:
Perform this step only after careful consideration. Importing an archive repopulates the repository with the contents of the archive, replacing any new data in the repository since the archive was captured.

To import an archive, complete the steps in the following procedure.

  1. On the menu bar of the Rapid Recovery Core Console, click the Archive drop-down menu and then select Import Archive.
    The Import Archive Wizard opens.
  2. On the Import Type page of the wizard, select one of the following options:
    • One-time import
    • Continuous import (by schedule)
  3. Click Next.
  4. On the Location page, select the location of the archive you want to import from the drop-down list, and then enter the information as described in the following table:
    Table 1. Imported archive location type options
    Option Text Box Description
    Local Location Enter the location for the output. It is used to define the location path where you want the archive to reside; for example, d:\work\archive.
    Network Location Enter the location for the output. It is used to define the location path where you want the archive to reside; for example, \\servername\sharename.
    User name Enter a user name. It is used to establish logon credentials for the network share.
    Password Enter a password for the network path. It is used to establish logon credentials for the network share.
    Cloud Account Select an account from the drop-down list.
    Note: To select a cloud account, you must first have added it in the Core Console. For more information, see Adding a cloud account.
    Container Select a container associated with your account from the drop-down menu.
    Folder Name Enter a name for the folder in which you want to save the archived data.
  5. Click Next.
  6. On the Archive Information page of the wizard, if you want to import every machine included in the archive, select Import all machines.
  7. Complete one of the following options based on your selection:
    • If you selected One-time import in Step 2, you selected Import all machines in Step 6, and all the machines are present on the Core—as protected, replicated, or recovery points only machines— go to Step 12.
    • If you selected Continuous import (by schedule) in Step 2, you selected Import all machines in Step 6, and at least one machine is not present on the Core—as a protected, replicated, or recovery points only machine—click Next, and then go to Step 9.
    • If you did not import all machines in Step 6, click Next, and then continue to Step 8.
  8. On the Machines page, select the machines that you want to import from the archive.
    • If you selected One-time import in Step 2, and at least one machine is not present on the Core—as a protected, replicated, or recovery points only machine—use the drop-down lists to select a repository for each machine you want to import, and then go to Step 12.
    • If all machines are already present on the Core—as protected, replicated, or recovery points only machines—go to Step 12.
  9. Click Next.
  10. On the Repository page, complete one of the following options:
    • If a repository is associated with the Core, select one of the options in the following table.
      Table 2. Repository options
      Option Description
      Use an existing Repository Select a repository currently associated with this Core from the drop-down list.
      Create a Repository In the Server text box, enter the name of the server on which you want to save the new repository—for example, servername or localhost—and then see Creating a DVM repository.
    • If no repository is associated with the Core, enter the name of the server on which you want to save the new repository—for example, servername or localhost—and then see Creating a DVM repository.
  11. If you chose to Continuous import (by schedule) in Step 2, on the Schedule page, select the options described in the following table.
    Table 3. Schedule import options
    Option Description
    Daily Click the clock icon and use the up and down arrows to select at what time you want to the archive job to begin.

    If you are using a 12-hour time system, click the AM or PM button to specify the time of day.

    Weekly Select the day of the week and then the time you want the archive job to begin.

    If you are using a 12-hour time system, click the AM or PM button to specify the time of day.

    Monthly Select the day of the month and the time you want the archive job to begin.

    If you are using a 12-hour time system, click the AM or PM button to specify the time of day.

    Pause initial importing Select this option if you do not want the import job to begin at the next scheduled time after you complete the wizard.
    Note: You may want to pause the scheduled import if you need time to prepare the target location before importing resumes. If you do not select this option, importing begins at the scheduled time.
  12. Click Finish.

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Archiving to a cloud

When data reaches the end of a retention period, you may want to extend that retention by creating an archive of the aged data. When you archive data, there is always the matter of where to store it. Rapid Recovery lets you upload your archive to a variety of cloud providers directly from the Core Console. Compatible clouds include Microsoft Azure, Amazon™, Rackspace, and any OpenStack-based provider.

Exporting an archive to a cloud using Rapid Recovery involves the following procedures:

  • Add your cloud account to the Rapid Recovery Core Console. For more information, see Adding a cloud account.
  • Archive your data and export it to your cloud account. For more information, see Creating an archive.
  • Retrieve archived data by importing it from the cloud location. For more information, see Importing an archive.

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Managing cloud accounts

This section describes how to define links to existing cloud storage provider accounts, and how to manage those cloud accounts for use with Rapid Recovery. For example, you can archive Rapid Recovery data to the cloud, or import archived data from the cloud.


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