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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

New-CloudAccount

The New-CloudAccount command lets you add a new cloud account to the Rapid Recovery Core.

Usage

The usage for the command is as follows:

Command Options

The following table describes the options available for the New-CloudAccount command:

Table 254. New-CloudAccount command options

Option

Description

Display this help message.

Optional. Remote Core host machine IP address (with an optional port number). By default the connection is made to the Core installed on the local machine.

Optional. User name for the remote Core host machine. If you specify a user name, you also have to provide a password.

If none are provided, then the logged-on user's credentials will be used.

Optional. Password to the remote Core host machine. If you specify a password, you also have to provide a log on.

If none are provided, then the logged-on user's credentials will be used.

The name of the cloud account to display.

The type of cloud account you want to add. Supported values include:

The user name for the cloud account that you want to add. It is used in the authentication process. This property resolves as "Access Key" for Amazon™ cloud, "User Name" for Rackspace and OpenStack, and "Storage Account Name" for Windows Azure cloud accounts.

The key for the cloud account you want to add. It is used in the authentication process. This property resolves as "Secret Key" for Amazon™ cloud, "Api Key" for Rackspace and OpenStack, and "Access Key" for a Windows Azure cloud accounts.

The region of the cloud account that you want to add. This property is required only for RackSpace and OpenStack cloud accounts.

The identifier that is used in the authentication process of an OpenStack cloud account. This option is required only for OpenStack cloud accounts.

The URL that is used in the authentication process of an OpenStack cloud account. This option is required only for OpenStack cloud accounts.

Example:

Create a new Amazon™ S3 cloud account named "Amazon S3 Account" with the access key "akey" and the secret key "skey."

New-EncryptionKey

The New-EncryptionKey command lets you create a new encryption key for securing your Rapid Recovery backed up data.

Usage

The usage for the command is as follows:

Command Options

The following table describes the options available for the New-EncryptionKey command:

Table 255. New-EncryptionKey command options

Option

Description

Display this help message.

Optional. Remote Core host machine IP address (with an optional port number). By default the connection is made to the Core installed on the local machine.

Optional. User name for the remote Core host machine. If you specify a user name, you also have to provide a password.

If none are provided, then the logged-on user's credentials will be used.

Optional. Password to the remote Core host machine. If you specify a password, you also have to provide a log on.

If none are provided, then the logged-on user's credentials will be used.

The name of the encryption key that you want to create.

The passphrase to the encryption key that you want to create.

Optional. The description of the encryption key.

Example:

Create an encryption key on the local Core:

New-EsxiVirtualStandby

The New-EsxiVirtualStandby PowerShell command lets you create a new ESXi virtual standby machine using Rapid Recovery.

Usage

The usage for the command is as follows:

Command Options

The following table describes the options available for the New-EsxiVirtualStandby command:

Table 256. New-EsxiVirtualStandby command options

Option

Description

Display this help message.

Optional. Remote Core host machine IP address (with an optional port number). By default the connection is made to the Core installed on the local machine.

Optional. User name for the remote Core host machine. If you specify a user name, you also have to provide a password.

If none are provided, then the logged-on user's credentials will be used.

Optional. Password to the remote Core host machine. If you specify a password, you also have to provide a log on.

If none are provided, then the logged-on user's credentials will be used.

Show jobs for a specific protected machine, indicated by IP address.

Optional. List the volume names you want to export. If not specified, all volumes in the recovery point(s) are exported. Values must be enclosed in double quotes and separated by space; for example, "c:", "d:".

The Microsoft Windows name of the virtual machine.

The name of the virtual server host.

The port number to use for communicating with the virtual server.

The user name for logging in to the virtual server host.

The password for logging in to the virtual server host.

Allocate a specific amount of RAM on the virtual server.

Optional. Allocate the same amount of RAM on the virtual server that the source protected machine has.

Optional. The amount of disk space to allocate on the virtual machine. Available values include:

The default disk provisioning is 'thin'.

Optional. It determines how to map the disks from the recovery point to the virtual machine. Available values include:

The default setting is 'auto'.

Optional. Specify this option if you need to start an initial on-demand virtual machine export after configuring the virtual standby.

Example:

Create a new ESXi virtual standby:

New-HyperVVirtualStandby

The New-HyperVVirtualStandby PowerShell command lets you create a new Hyper-V virtual machine (VM) using Rapid Recovery.

Usage

The usage for the command is as follows:

Command Options

The following table describes the options available for the New-HyperVVirtualStandby command:

Table 257. New-HyperVVirtualStandby command options

Option

Description

Display this help message.

Optional. Remote Core host machine IP address (with an optional port number). By default the connection is made to the Core installed on the local machine.

Optional. User name for the remote Core host machine. If you specify a user name, you also have to provide a password.

If none are provided, then the logged-on user's credentials will be used.

Optional. Password to the remote Core host machine. If you specify a password, you also have to provide a log on.

If none are provided, then the logged-on user's credentials will be used.

Show jobs for a specific protected machine, indicated by IP address.

Optional. List the volume names you want to export. If not specified, all volumes in the recovery point(s) are exported. Values must be enclosed in double quotes and separated by space; for example, "c:", "d:".

The Microsoft Windows name of the virtual machine.

Optional. Specify to use the second VM generation. If not specified, generation 1 is used. Rapid Recovery supports generation 2 from Windows Server 2012 R2 through Windows 8.1.

Optional. If you specify this option, Rapid Recovery uses the VHDX disk format to create the VM. If you do not, it uses the VHD disk format. Generation 2 uses only the VHDX format.

Optional. Connect to the local Hyper-V server. When you specify this value, Rapid Recovery ignores the following options:

The name of the virtual server host.

The port number to use for communicating with the virtual server.

The user name for logging in to the virtual server host.

The password for logging in to the virtual server host.

Local or network path to the folder where you want to store the virtual machine files.

Allocate a specific amount of RAM on the virtual server.

Optional. Allocate the same amount of RAM on the virtual server that the source protected machine has.

Optional. Specify this option if you need to start an initial on-demand virtual machine export after configuring the virtual standby.

Example:

Create a new Hyper-V virtual standby machine:

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