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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

Configuring Core group settings

Complete the steps in the following procedure to configure core group settings.

  1. From the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console, click the mode selector drop-down and select Manage.

    The page refreshes, showing Add Core, Add Core Group, and Delete icons.

  2. From the left navigation menu, click the name of the Core group you want to configure.

    The Settings page appears for the selected Core group.

  3. Modify the information for the Core group as described in the following table.
    Table 1. Core group settings
    Text Box Description
    Parent group Select the parent group of the Cores for the new Core group settings you want to add.
    Display name Enter a display name for the Core group.

    The display name must be limited to 150 characters or less. Best practice is to keep this name under 33 characters.

    Do not use prohibited characters or prohibited phrases. For more information on prohibited characters or prohibited phrases, see the Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery User Guide.

  4. Click Save.

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Configuring Core group access

To add or view cores in the Central Management Console, the current user account must be a member of the Active Directory domain administrators group. Alternatively, you can provide access to individual users or groups using this procedure.

Complete the steps in the following procedure to configure Core group access.

  1. From the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console, click the mode selector drop-down and select Manage.

    The page refreshes, showing Add Core, Add Group, and Delete icons.

  2. From the left navigation menu, click the name of the Core group you want to configure.

    The Settings page appears for the selected Core group.

  3. Click the Access tab.

    The Access settings for the Core group appear.

  4. Click Add.

    The Allow Access dialog box appears. You can provide access to an individual, or to a group.

  5. Do one of the following:
    • If you want to provide access to an individual, then in the Name text field, enter the name of the individual, and then click User. This is the default option.

      For example, type Administrator (or, if the machine is in a domain, [domain name] \Administrator).

    • If you want to provide access to a group, then in the Name text field, enter the name of the group, and then click Group.

      For example, type AdminGroup (or, if the machine is in a domain, [domain name] \AdminGroup).

  6. Click Check Name to validate that the user name or group name you specified is accessible.

    If the name entered is valid, an Account verified message appears.

  7. Once you have entered and validated a name, click Save.

    The Allow Access dialog box closes, and your changes are saved. The access name appears in the Access tab for the Core group.


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Understanding the Rapid Recovery Command Line Management utility

Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery consists of several software components. Key components relevant to this topic include the following:

  • The Rapid Recovery Core manages authentication for protected machines, schedules for transferring data for backup and replication, export to virtual machines, reporting, and bare metal restore (BMR) to similar or dissimilar hardware.
  • The Rapid Recovery Agent is responsible for volume snapshots and fast transfer of the data to the repository managed by the Core.
  • The Rapid Recovery Command Line Management utility, cmdutil.exe, provides third-party access to manage system functionality. This tool permits scripting of the Rapid Recovery Core management functions.
Figure 1. Rapid Recovery Command Line Management provides command-line functions

Rapid Recovery Command Line Management is a Windows command line utility that lets users interact with the Rapid Recovery Core server. It offers some of the same functions that the Rapid Recovery Core Console graphic user interface provides. For example, Rapid Recovery Command Line Management utility can mount recovery points or force a snapshot.

The Rapid Recovery Command Line Management utility is embedded in every installation of the Rapid Recovery Core. To open the Command Line Management utility for a default installation, navigate to the path C:\Program Files\AppRecovery\Core\CoreService\, and double-click the cmdutil.exe file.

In Command Line mode, action flags can be passed to the Rapid Recovery Command Line Management utility through a selection of command options and qualifiers to perform limited management functions.


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