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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

About cloud accounts

Rapid Recovery lets you archive data to a variety of cloud providers, or import archived data stored in a cloud account. Compatible clouds include Microsoft Azure, Amazon™, Rackspace, and any OpenStack-based provider.

You can add an existing cloud account to the Rapid Recovery Core console. Once added, you can edit the information, configure the account connection options, or remove the account from Rapid Recovery.


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Adding a cloud account

Before you can export your archived data to a cloud, you must add the account information for your cloud provider to the Rapid Recovery Core Console. To add a cloud account, complete the steps in the following procedure.

  1. On the Rapid Recovery Core Console icon bar, click the [More] More icon and then select Clouds.
    The Clouds page appears.
  2. On the Clouds page, click Add New Account.

    The Add New Account dialog box opens.

  3. Select a compatible cloud provider from the Cloud Type drop-down list.
  4. Enter the details described in the following table based on the cloud type selected in Step 3.
    Table 1. Cloud account details
    Cloud Type Text Box Description
    Microsoft Azure Storage Account Name Enter the name of your Microsoft Azure storage account.
    Access Key Enter the access key for your account.
    Use https protocol Select this option to use the secure https protocol instead of the standard http procotol.
    Display Name Enter a display name for this cloud account to display on the Rapid Recovery Core Console; for example, Microsoft Azure 1.
    Amazon™ S3 Access Key Enter the access key for your Amazon™ cloud account.
    Secret Key Enter the secret key for this account.
    Display Name Enter a display name for this cloud account to display on the Rapid Recovery Core Console; for example, Amazon 1.
    Powered by OpenStack Region Enter the region for your cloud account.
    User Name Enter the user name for you OpenStack-based cloud account.
    Password or API Key Select whether to use a password or an API key, and then enter your selection for this account.
    Tenant ID Enter your tenant ID for this account.
    Authentication URL Enter the authentication URL for this account.
    Display Name Enter a display name for this cloud account to display oin the Rapid Recovery Core Console; for example, OpenStack 1.
    Rackspace Cloud Files Region Use the drop-down list to select the region for your account.
    User Name Enter the user name for your Rackspace cloud account.
    Password or API Key Select whether to use a password or an API key, and then enter your selection for this account.
    Tenant ID Enter your tenant ID for this account.
    Authentication URL Enter the authentication URL for this account.
    Display Name Enter a display name for this cloud account to display on the Rapid Recovery Core Console; for example, Rackspace 1.
  5. Click Save.

    The dialog box closes, and your account appears on the Clouds page of the Core Console.


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Editing a cloud account

If you need to change the information to connect to your cloud account, for example to update the password or edit the display name, you can do so on the Clouds page of the Rapid Recovery Core Console. Complete the steps in the following procedure to edit a cloud account.

  1. On the Rapid Recovery Core Console icon bar, click the [More] More icon and then select Clouds.
    The Clouds page appears.
  2. Next to the cloud account you want to edit, click the drop-down menu, and then click Edit.

    The Edit Account window opens.

  3. Edit the details as necessary, and then click Save.
    Note: You cannot edit the cloud type.

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Configuring cloud account settings

Cloud configuration settings let you determine how much time should pass between Rapid Recovery attempts to connect to your cloud account before they time out. Complete the steps in the following procedure to configure the connection settings for your cloud account.

  1. On the Rapid Recovery Core Console icon bar, click the Settings.
    The Settings page appears.
  2. In the left menu, click Cloud Accounts.
  3. In the Cloud Accounts table, click the drop-down menu next to the cloud account you want to configure, and then complete one of the following actions:
    • To change the cloud account connection settings, click Edit.
      1. In the Cloud Configuration dialog box, complete any of the following actions:
        • For Request Timeout, use the up and down arrows to determine the amount of time in minutes and seconds that Rapid Recovery should spend on a single attempt to connect to the cloud account when there is a delay. Connection attempts will cease after the entered amount of time.
        • For Write Buffer Size, enter the buffer size you want to reserve for writing archived data to the cloud.
        • For Read Buffer Size, enter the block size you want to reserve for reading archived data from the cloud.
      2. Click OK.
    • To return the cloud configuration to the following default settings, click Reset.
      • Request Timeout: 01:30 (minutes and seconds)
      • Write Buffer Size: 8388608 (bytes)
      • Read Buffer Size: 8388608 (bytes)

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