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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

Mounting a recovery point

In Rapid Recovery, you can mount a recovery point for a Windows machine to access stored data through a local file system.

1.
In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, navigate to the machine that you want to mount to a local file system.

The Summary page appears for the selected protected machine.

2.
Click the Recovery Points menu.
The Recovery Points page appears for the selected machine.
3.
Optionally, in the Recovery Points pane, from the list of recovery points, click the right arrow [right arrow] symbol to expand the recovery point detail, showing volumes included in the recovery point.
The Mount Wizard appears, displaying the Volumes page.
5.
On the Volumes page, select each volume of the recovery point that you want to mount, and then click Next.
The Mount Options page of the Mount Wizard appears.
6.
In theMount Options page, edit the settings for mounting a recovery point as described in the following table.

Table 97. Mount Options settings

Option

Description

Local folder

Specify the path used to access the mounted recovery point.

For example, select C:\ProgramData\AppRecovery\MountPoints\ MountPoint1.


Mount type

Specify the way to access data for the mounted recovery point:

Create a Windows share for this Mount

Optionally, select this check box to specify if the mounted recovery point can be shared, and then set access rights to it, including the Share name and Allowed groups.

7.
Click Finish to mount the recovery point.
8.
Optionally, while the task is in process, you can view its progress from the Running Tasks drop-down menu on the Core Console, or you can view detailed information on the Events page. For more information about monitoring Rapid Recovery events, see Viewing events using tasks, alerts, and journal pages.

Dismounting recovery points

Complete the steps in this procedure to dismount recovery points that are mounted on the Core.

1.
In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, from the icon bar, click [More] (More) and then select [Mounts] Mounts.
The Mounts page appears. There is a pane for Local Mounts (recovery points mounted from the Core) and another for Remote Mounts (recovery points mounted using the Local Mount Utility). In each pane, the respective mounted recovery points appears in a list.
2.
To dismount local mounts, in the Local Mounts pane, do the following:
b.
Click [Dismount]Dismount.
3.
To disconnect recovery points mounted remotely, in the Remote Mounts pane, do the following:
b.
Click [Dismount] Disconnect.

Working with Linux recovery points

The recommended and supported method to mount and unmount recovery points from a protected Linux machine is to use the local_mount utility.

The procedures listed below specifically address using local_mount to mount and unmount Linux recovery points.

NOTE: For managing Linux recovery points in any other way, see Managing snapshots and recovery points, as all other management can be conducted from the Core Console.

Mounting a recovery point volume on a Linux machine

Using the local_mount utility in Rapid Recovery, you can remotely mount a volume from a recovery point as a local volume on a Linux machine.

3.
Run the Rapid Recovery local_mount utility as root, or as the super user, for example:
4.
At the Rapid Recovery mount prompt, enter the following command to list the protected machines.

A list of the machines that are protected by the Rapid Recovery server displays. Each machine is identified by the following: line item number, host/IP address, and an ID number for the machine.

For example: 7d658e5f-fa08-4600-95f0-5f486bc1b6a4#de0896fd-571a-4cc5-aeed-264d2c3c72f4#f377e145-dd4d-3ac3-5b15-37ce8f4913ba

A list of the base and incremental recovery points for the machine appears. The list includes the line item number, date and timestamp, location of volume, size of recovery point, and an ID number for the volume, which includes a sequence number at the end to identify the recovery point.

For example, 7d658e5f-fa08-4600-95f0-5f486bc1b6a4#de0896fd-571a-4cc5-aeed-264d2c3c72f4#f377e145-dd4d-3ac3-5b15-37ce8f4913ba:2

The flag in the command determines how to mount the recovery point. You can use one of the following options:

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