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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

Understanding the Home page (summary tables view)

The Home page is only applicable to the Core. In the dashboard view, it shows real-time graphical reports. When you switch to the summary tables view, the Home page displays all of the machines the Core protects or replicates, the repositories associated with your Core, and alerts for machines on this Core.

The view of each pane on the Home page can be expanded or contracted. For example, if you click the [Contract view] (contract view) icon at the top right-hand side of the Protected Machines pane, the view of protected machines contracts, and only the name of the pane is visible. To expand the view to see all protected machines again, click the [Expand view] (expand view) icon.

The following table describes the various elements on the Home page when in the summary tables view.

Table 2. Home page options

UI Element

Description

Protected Machines

The Protected Machines pane lists the machines that this Core protects. This pane appears regardless of whether any machines have been added to your Core for protection.

This section includes the following information for each protected machine:

Machine type. An icon shows whether the machine is a physical machine, virtual machine, or a protected cluster.
Status. Colored circles in the Status column show whether the protected machine is accessible, paused, or offline and unreachable.
Display Name. The display name or IP address of the protected machine.
Repository Name. The name of the repository storing the recovery points for that machine.
Last Snapshot. The date and time on which Rapid Recovery took the most recent recovery point snapshot for that machine.
Recovery Points. The number of recovery points stored in the repository and space usage for each protected machine.
Version. The version of the Rapid Recovery Agent software installed on that machine.

If you click on a specific machine name shown in this pane, a Summary page appears, showing summary information for the selected machine. For more information on what you can accomplish on the Summary page, see Viewing summary information for a protected machine.

Replicated Machines

The Replicated Machines pane lists any machines that this Core replicates from another Core. This pane does not appear unless your Core replicates machines from another Core.

This section includes the following information for each replicated machine:

Machine type. An icon shows whether the machine is a physical machine, virtual machine, or a protected cluster.
Status. Colored circles in the Status column show whether the replicated machine is accessible, paused, or offline and unreachable.
Display Name. The display name or IP address of the replicated machine.
Replication Name. The display name of the originating source Core for any machines you replicate on this target Core. You can define this name when setting up replication.
Repository Name. The name of the repository storing the recovery points for that machine.
Last Replicated Snapshot. The date and time on which Rapid Recovery took the most recent replica of the original protected machine.
Recovery Points. The number of recovery points stored in the repository and space usage for each replicated machine.
Version. The version of the Rapid Recovery Agent software installed on that machine.

If you click on a specific machine name shown in this pane, the Summary page appears, showing summary information for that replicated machine.

Recovery Points Only Machines

The Recovery Points Only Machines pane lists any machines that were removed from protection or replication, if the recovery points have been retained. These machines can be used for file-level recovery, but cannot be used for bare metal restore, for restoring entire volumes, or for adding snapshot data. This pane does not appear unless you have any machines that meet this definition.

This section includes the following information for each recovery points only machine:

Machine type. An icon shows whether the machine is a physical machine, virtual machine, or a protected cluster.
Status. Colored circles in the Status column show whether the recovery points only machine is accessible, paused, or offline and unreachable.
Display Name. The display name or IP address of the machine for which you kept recovery points.
Repository Name. The name of the repository storing the remaining recovery points for that machine.
Recovery Points. The number of recovery points stored in the repository and space usage for each recovery points-only machine.

If you click on a specific machine name shown in this pane, the Summary page appears for this recovery points only machine.

DVM Repositories

This pane appears for the DL1000, regardless of whether any DVM repositories have been created. This pane does not appear unless your Core has one or more DVM repository.

It includes the following information for each DVM repository:

Type. An icon depicts a repository.
Status. Colored circles in the Status column show whether the repository is mounted and can accept recovery point transfers, or is unreachable, or in an error state.
Repository Name. The display name of the repository.
Space Usage.The total amount of space used in the repository, and the size of the storage volume or extent.
Protected Data. The amount of used space in the repository.
Machines. The number of machines for which the repository stores recovery points.
Recovery Points. The number of recovery points stored in the repository.
Compression Ratio. The rate at which the repository compresses the protected data to save space.

For more information, see Understanding repositories.

Alerts

This section lists the important alerts for the Core and every machine it protects. The section includes the following information:

Icons. The column of icons indicates the nature of the alert. These include informational messages, errors
Date. Displays the date and time of when Rapid Recovery issued the alert.
Message. Describes the alert.

You can also see these details on the Core Events page. For more information, see Viewing events using tasks, alerts, and journal pages.

Understanding the Core dashboard

The Core dashboard displays a set of real-time graphical reports of data relevant to your Core and the machines you protect. The dashboard includes the following reports:

System Activity. This report shows recent activity about your system.
Machine Job Status. This report lets you quickly detect machine failures on the Core. This job shows, by protected machine, the total number of jobs in the last 24 hours, and which jobs were successful, received errors, and failed. You can sort by job status or click a machine to view Events page on the selected machine.
Group Job Status. This report shows groups of protected machines on the Core (if set up), and lets you compare the groups in good standing. You can click to view events for a selected group.
Repository Trend. This report shows information for all repositories on the Core, to monitor space and predict, using trends, when a repository is expected to become full.
Trouble Monitor. This report shows job activity, connections with the license portal, and transfer activity to detect trouble early on your system. Click the clock widget to clear all activity tracked and monitor new events.
Transfer Job. This report shows all snapshot data transfers (including base images and incremental snapshots) that completed in the last 24 hours. Snapshots include base images and incremental snapshots. This dashboard report appears as a circle graph.
Transfer Job per Machine. This job shows, by protected machine, the number of successful and failed transfer jobs in the last 24 hours. This dashboard report appears as a line graph.
Repository. This report shows the repositories associated with your Core. It shows the number of repositories, how many machines are protected in each, the number of recovery points and the percentage of compression or deduplication. This report is refreshed every minute.
Machine Connectivity. This report shows the connectivity state of machines protected and replicated on your Core. It also shows connectivity for data on recovery points-only machine .

You can collapse or expand the view of any reports on the dashboard by clicking the up or down arrow in the header of the report. Some dashboard reports (machine connectivity and repository) have a plus sign next to the arrow, from which you can add another protected machine or another repository, respectively.

You can also drag and drop to move the location of one of the reports elsewhere on the dashboard, to order the reports in a manner most effective for your use.

Viewing the Protected Machines menu

In the Rapid Recovery user interface, a Protected Machines menu appears in the left navigation area. As with all menu labels in the navigation area, the label for this menu appears in all upper-case letters. By default, this menu is fully expanded, and shows a list of any machines that are protected by this Core. If you have any server clusters protected, then they are included in this list.

You can collapse or expand the view for protected machines and server clusters in your Core by clicking the arrow on the left side of this menu.

The Protected Machines menu includes a drop-down menu on the right side which lists functions that can be performed on all protected machines. Click the arrow to the right of Protected Machines to see the menu.

Each machine listed under the Protected Machines menu also has a drop-down menu that controls functions only for that machine.

If you are managing server clusters from the Rapid Recovery Core, the cluster also appears in the left navigation menu. From the drop-down menu for any cluster, you can also navigate to the Protected Nodes page for the selected cluster.

If you click the arrow to the left of the Protected Machines menu, the list of protected machines and server clusters contracts, and no machines are listed. Clicking again on this arrow causes the list of machines to expand again.

Clicking any machine name in the Protected Machines menu opens the Summary page for that machine. For more information on what you can accomplish on the Summary page, see Viewing summary information for a protected machine.

Finally, clicking directly on the Protected Machines menu causes the Protected Machines page to appear in the main content area, with a single pane showing protected machines on this Core. For more information on what you can accomplish on the Protected Machines pane of the Protected Machines page, see .

NOTE: From the Protected Machines page, you can return to a view from the Core perspective by clicking the Home icon in the icon bar.

Viewing summary information for a protected machine

When you click the name of a protected machine in the Core Console, the Summary page appears. On this page, at minimum, is a Summary pane, and a Volumes pane. If a machine is added to replication, a Replication pane also appears.

If you have one or more protected Exchange servers, you will also see an Exchange Server Information pane that contains information about your protected Exchange server.

If you have one or more protected SQL servers, you will also see a SQL Server Information pane that contains information about your protected SQL servers.

At the top of his page is a menu of actions you can perform on the protected machine. Below it, at minimum, appears a Summary pane, and a Volumes pane. If a machine is added to replication, a Replication pane also appears.

When displaying information for a protected machine—on the Summary page and all other views—there is a menu at the top of the page with functions you can perform. This menu appears immediately below the name of the protected machine.

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