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Rapid Recovery 6.1.2 - User Guide

Introduction to Rapid Recovery Core Console Core settings Repositories Encryption keys Protecting machines
About protecting machines with Rapid Recovery Support for dynamic and basic volumes Understanding the Rapid Recovery Agent software installer Deploying Agent to multiple machines simultaneously from the Core Console Using the Deploy Agent Software Wizard to deploy to one or more machines Modifying deploy settings Understanding protection schedules Protecting a machine About protecting multiple machines Settings and functions for protected Exchange servers Settings and functions for protected SQL servers
Managing protected machines Snapshots and recovery points Replication Events Reporting VM export Restoring data Bare metal restore
Bare metal restore for Windows machines Understanding boot CD creation for Windows machines Using the Universal Recovery Console for a BMR Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines Viewing the recovery progress Starting a restored target server Troubleshooting connections to the Universal Recovery Console Repairing boot problems Performing a file system check on the restored volume
Managing aging data Archiving Cloud storage accounts The Local Mount Utility The Central Management Console Core Console references Command Line Management utility PowerShell module
Prerequisites for using PowerShell Working with commands and cmdlets Rapid Recovery PowerShell module cmdlets Localization Qualifiers
Scripting REST APIs About us Glossary

Managing report settings

You can generate reports for the Rapid Recovery Core or for protected machines. For information on the reports you can generate, see Reporting.

Complete the steps in this procedure to manage report settings for Core reports.

1.
Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.

The Reports core settings appear. Report settings are described in the following table.

Option

Description

Restore Default

This option restores all report settings to the default settings. Defaults are listed below for each setting.

Font

This option controls the default font used for reports. The default is Trebuchet MS typeface. You can change this font to any typeface available to your system.

Paper size

This option controls the default paper size for printing reports. The default is A4. You can choose from the following paper sizes:

Page orientation

This option controls the page orientation for exported reports. The default orientation is Landscape.You can choose from the following layout options:

The setting field appears as a configurable drop-down menu.

For example, in the Font field, click Times New Roman.

The option you selected now appears as the new setting for the selected Reports parameter.

Managing Core SQL attachability settings

SQL attachability checks occur as part of the Rapid Recovery nightly jobs. To ease licensing costs, Rapid Recovery gives you two options for performing attachability checks: using a licensed instance of SQL Server installed on the Rapid Recovery Core machine or using the instance of SQL Server already installed on your protected machine. This second option is now the default setting. However, if your protected machine is already exerted during the time when the nightly jobs occur, consider performing the checks with an instance of SQL Server on the Core.

In summary, the process of managing Core SQL attachability settings involves the following tasks:

To enable this nightly check, specify a SQL Server instance to use to perform attachability checks for SQL Server databases on protected machines.

To configure the Core to perform SQL attachability checks as part of the nightly jobs, complete the following steps.

1.
Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.
3.
To use the SQL Server instance installed on the protected SQL Server machine, select Use SQL Server on the protected machine. This is the default option.
4.
To use the SQL Server instance installed on the Rapid Recovery Core, select Use SQL Server on the Core, and then enter the authentication information as described in the following table.

Table 18. SQL Server credentials information

Text Box

Description

SQL Server

From the SQL Server drop-down menu, select the appropriate SQL Server instance from the Core server.

Credential Type

Select the appropriate authentication method for your credentials from the following options:

User Name

Specify a user name for accessing the SQL Server on the Core based on your selected credential type.

Password

Specify a password for accessing the SQL Server on the Core based on your selected credential type.

5.
Click Test Connection.

Understanding Core jobs

Core jobs are processes that the Rapid Recovery Core performs to support its operations, including backing up to recovery points, replicating data, archiving data, exporting data to VMs, maintaining repositories, and so on. Core jobs are initiated automatically for some operations, such as replicating or archiving on an established schedule. You can also invoke some jobs on demand from various elements on the Core Console.

The following table describes the primary Core jobs available and their functions.

Table 19. Core jobs

Job Name

Description

Maximum Concurrent Jobs

Try Count

Settings

Check attachability of SQL databases in snapshots

Lets the Core check the consistency of SQL databases and ensures that all supporting MDF (data) and LDF (log) files are available in the backup snapshot. Process:

1

0

Default

Check checksum of Exchange databases

Checks the integrity of recovery points containing Exchange databases. Process:

1

0

Default

Check mountability of Exchange databases

Checks that Exchange databases are mountable.

1

0

Default

Replicate protected machines data from remote source

Transfers a copy of recovery points for a protected machine from a source Core to a target Core. This job runs on the target Core receiving the incoming replicated recovery points.

3

0

Default

Replicate protected machines data to remote target

Transfers a copy of recovery points for a protected machine from a source Core (on which they were originally saved) to a target Core. This job runs on the source Core and controls outgoing replication.

1

3

Default

Roll up recovery points

Applies the retention policy to your backed-up data by combining or "rolling up" recovery points on the schedule defined in the retention policy.

1

0

Default

Check recovery points

Checks the integrity of recovery points.

1

0

Add

Delete all recovery points

Deletes the full set of recovery points on a protected machine.

1

0

Add

Delete chain of recovery points

Deletes a complete recovery point chain on a protected machine.

1

0

Add

Delete range of recovery points

Deletes a set of recovery points on a protected machine, by recovery point identifier or date range.

1

0

Add

Deploy Agent software to machines

Deploys Rapid Recovery Agent software to the specified machine or machines.

1

0

Add

Download Exchange libraries

Downloads Microsoft Exchange libraries from the protected machine to the Core machine at path C:\ProgramData\AppRecovery\ExchangeLibraries.

1

0

Add

Export to archive

Creates backup in the specified path with an archive of the selected recovery points. Process:

1

0

Add

Export to virtual machine

Exports data from specified recovery point of protected machine to destination path as a virtual machine. Process:

1

0

Add

Import archives

Imports recovery point from the specified backup on a previously created Core archive.

1

0

Add

Maintain repository

Performs a check of the repository. Process:

1

0

Add

Mount recovery point snapshots

Performs mount of recovery point to the specified path.

1

0

Add

Protect ESX® virtual machines

Adds all specified virtual machines to agentless protection.

Job is performed immediately after adding agentless protection of one or more VMs to the Core using the Protect Multiple Machines Wizard.

Job sets ID number for each specified VM, writes information about the Core to a configuration file, and retrieves metadata from the file.

1

0

Add

Restore from recovery point

Performs a restore from a recovery point to a specified target machine. Process:

1

0

Add

Uploading logs

Uploads logs to specified server.

1

0

Add

Some Core jobs are included in Settings. The Jobs settings let you specify how many concurrent jobs of the same type the Core can run, and how many retries should be attempted if the first job attempt fails.

For more information about these Settings, see Core job settings.

For information on adding jobs to Core Settings, see Adding Core jobs to settings.

For information on editing settings for jobs in the Settings list, see Editing Core job settings.

Core job settings

When you select [Settings] (Settings) from the icon bar, you can access settings for some Core jobs. The Jobs area on the Core settings page lets you determine two settings for each job type listed:

Several jobs are automatically included in Core settings. These jobs include a value of "Default" in the Settings column (as shown in the topic Understanding Core jobs).

You can add some other jobs to settings if you want to configure those settings to control the maximum number of jobs or retries for those functions. These jobs include a value of "Add" in the Settings column. For information on how to add these jobs to the Settings table, see Adding Core jobs to settings.

Core jobs not available in Settings do not provide the ability to set these two parameters.

For jobs that are listed in settings, you can edit existing settings. This lets you customize the two parameters, delete a job type from the job settings list, or restore default settings. For detailed information, see the topic Editing Core job settings.

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