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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

Working with protected machines and recovery points in the Local Mount Utility

With the Local Mount Utility (LMU), you can mount and browse recovery points from protected machines without having to be logged in to the Rapid Recovery Core Console associated with that machine. For more information, see the following procedures:

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Mounting a recovery point using the Local Mount Utility

With the LMU, you can mount any recovery point associated with a connected Core machine, including protected machines, replicated machines, and recovery points only machines.

Before mounting a recovery point, the local mount utility (LMU) must connect to the Core on which the recovery point is stored. As described in the procedure Adding a Core machine to the Local Mount Utility, the number of Cores that can be added to the LMU is unlimited; however, the application can connect to only one Core at a time. For example, if you mount a recovery point of a machine protected by one Core and then mount a recovery point of another machine protected by a different Core, the LMU automatically disconnects from the first Core to establish a connection with the second Core.

  1. From the Local Mount Utility user interface, expand the Core in the navigation tree to reveal the protected machines.
  2. From the navigation tree, select the machine from which you want to mount a recovery point.

    The recovery points appear in the main frame.

  3. Optionally, expand the recovery point you want to mount to reveal individual disk volumes or databases.
  4. Right-click the recovery point you want to mount, and then select one of the following options:
    Option Description
    Mount This option lets you mount the recovery point as read-only.
    Mount writable This option lets you make changes to the mounted recovery point.
    Mount read-only with previous writes This option mounts the recovery point as read-only and includes any changes that were previously made.
    Advanced mount... This option opens the Advanced Mounts dialog box.
  5. If you selected Advanced Mount, complete the options described in the following table.
    Table 1. Advanced Mount options
    Option Description
    Mount point path Click Browse to select a path for the recovery points other than the default mount point path, or manually enter the preferred path.
    Mount type Select one of the following options:
    • Mount read-only
    • Mount writable
    • Mount read-only with previous writes

      For descriptions of each option, see Step 4.

    • Click Mount.

      The LMU automatically opens the folder containing the mounted recovery point.

      Note: If you select a recovery point that is already mounted, the Mounting dialog asks whether to dismount the recovery point.

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Exploring a mounted recovery point using the Local Mount Utility

Exploring a recovery point opens the backed up data in a Windows Explorer window, and lets you search the volumes and folders for the item or items you want to recover.

You can then recover items by copying them to your preferred location using a file manager such as Windows Explorer (or programmatically using Windows APIs). Complete the following procedure to explore a currently mounted recovery point.

Note: This procedure is not necessary if you are exploring a recovery point immediately after mounting it, as the folder containing the recovery point automatically opens upon completion of the mounting procedure.
  1. From the Local Mount Utility user interface, click Active mounts.
    The Active Mounts window opens and displays all mounted recovery points.
  2. Expand the navigation tree to reveal the recovery points mounted for each machine and their volumes.
  3. Click Explore next to the volume you want to explore.

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Refreshing recovery points

The LMU does not receive real-time updates from the Core and protected machines. To refresh a protected machine and see its latest recovery points, complete the following procedure.

From the Local Mount Utility user interface, right click the protected machine you want to refresh, and then click Refresh recovery points.

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