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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

Saving the Live DVD ISO image to media

When you download the Linux Live DVD file, it is stored as an ISO image in the path you specified. You must be able to boot the target Linux machine from the Live DVD image.

This task is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines. It is part of the process for Managing a Linux boot image.

Burn the boot CD ISO image onto a compact disc (CD) or digital video disk (DVD) media.

If performing a BMR on a virtual machine, this step is not required. Simply load the ISO image in a drive and edit the machine settings for that VM to start from that drive. You can also use virtual export to restore a Linux VM. For more information, see Exporting protected data to virtual machines.


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Loading the Live DVD and starting the target machine

After you obtain the Live DVD ISO image, you need to start the Linux machine from the newly created Live DVD.

This task is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines. It is part of the process for Managing a Linux boot image.

  1. Navigate to the new server and load the Live DVD image from the appropriate location. Specify that the server will start from the Live DVD image.
  2. Start the machine.

    A Rapid Recovery splash screen displays and a terminal window opens, displaying the IP address and authentication password for the machine.

    Note: A new temporary password is generated each time the machine is started with the Live DVD image.
  3. Write down the IP address and the authentication password displayed on the introduction screen. You will need this information later during the data recovery process to log back on to the console.

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Connecting to the BMR target from the Rapid Recovery Core

After you start the target Linux machine with the Live DVD, this machine is ready for you to connect to it from the Core and begin the bare metal restore process. You can perform this process using any one of two methods:


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Managing Linux partitions

When performing a BMR, the destination drive onto which you will be restoring data must have the same partitions as in the recovery point you are restoring. You may need to create partitions to meet this requirement.

You can launch the restore from the command line using the aamount utility, or you can launch the restore from the Rapid Recovery Core Console. If restoring using the user interface, you must first mount the partitions.

Managing Linux partitions is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines.

You can perform the following tasks:


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