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Rapid Recovery 6.1.2 - Replication Target for Microsoft Azure Setup Guide

Upgrading from AppAssure 5.4.3 Replication Target

This section applies only to users of AppAssure version 5.4.3 Replication Target for Microsoft Azure. If you are not upgrading an Azure VM from AppAssure version 5.4.3 to Rapid Recovery 6.x, proceed to the topic Setting up your replication target VM.

Archiving the repository

Keep the following points in mind regarding archiving the target Core repository.

For detailed instructions on archiving, see Creating an archive in the AppAssure User Guide. When following those steps, please note:

For more information on performing this task in AppAssure Core version 5.4.3, see Adding a cloud account.

For more information on performing this task in Rapid Recovery Core version 6.0.1, see the Rapid Recovery User Guide topic Adding a cloud account.

For best results, select the Build recovery points chains (fix orphans) option for your archive.

Upgrading your target Core on the Azure VM

You must have credentials for the Rapid Recovery License Portal to download the Rapid Recovery Core installer.

Following are general steps for upgrading your target Core.

For detailed information about upgrading a Core installation, see the Rapid Recovery Installation and Upgrade Guide.

2.
In the Windows-Based Applications area of the Downloads page, scroll down to the row in the table labeled Core Installer. In the last column, click Download.

Updating the configuration script on the Azure VM

You must have an AppAssure version 5.4.3 Core on an Azure VM that you want to update to Rapid Recovery 6.x.

This task requires that the original configuration script resides on the desktop. If you moved the configuration script, return it to the desktop before performing this procedure.

You must have credentials for the Rapid Recovery License Portal to download the updater script used in this procedure.

If you already have an Azure replication target VM for use with an AppAssure 5.4.3 Core, use this procedure to you can update the configuration script. Thereafter, running the configuration script installs the Rapid Recovery 6.x Core and configures any disks you have attached to the VM as DVM repository storage locations on the Core.

2.
In the Windows-Based Applications area of the Downloads page, scroll down to row in the table labeled Azure Replication Target Configuration Utility Updater. In the last column, click Download.
A compressed file named RR_Azure_Rep_TGT_Config_Util_Updater.zip downloads to the location specified.
3.
Right-click on the compressed update utility file, select Extract All, accept the default settings, and then click Extract.
5.
In the WinRAR self-extracting archive dialog box, leave the default destination folder (typically C:\Program Files\AppRecovery\Core\PowerShellScripts\VM_FTBU), accept the default settings, and then click Install.

The window closes and the script completes.

Parameters in the configuration script on your Azure VM desktop are now updated to use the appropriate values.

A 30-day license key for the Rapid Recovery Core appears on the desktop.

Next steps

Use the new license key when first starting your Cores. You must obtain a long-term license to continue using the Core. For more information about licenses, see Understanding licensing. For instructions on activating a license, see Activating your Rapid Recovery license.

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