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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

Unmounting a recovery point on a Linux machine

Complete the steps in this procedure to unmount a recovery point on a Linux machine.

Run the Rapid Recovery local_mount utility as root, or as the super user, for example:
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.

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

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

Run the l or list command to obtain a list of mounted Network Block Device (NBD)-devices. If you mount any recovery point, you will get a path to NBD-device after executing the l or list command.
unmount <path_of_nbd-device>
Run the l or list command to verify that the unmount of the recovery point was successful.

Forcing a snapshot

Forcing a snapshot lets you force a data transfer for the current protected machine. When you force a snapshot, the transfer starts immediately or is added to the queue if other jobs are running.

You can choose from two types of snapshots.

If you select an incremental snapshot and there is no previous recovery point, a base image is captured. Forcing a snapshot does not change the timing for any schedules snapshots.

NOTE: Rapid Recovery supports Window 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 for both base and incremental transfers.
In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, navigate to the machine or cluster with the recovery point for which you want to force a snapshot.

The Force Snapshot dialog appears.

Click Force Snapshot or Force Base Image, respectively.

A base image could take a substantial amount of time, based on the amount of data in the volumes you want to back up.

The snapshot you selected is queued and begins as soon as other jobs have completed.

Removing recovery points

You can easily remove recovery points for a particular machine from the repository. When you delete recovery points in Rapid Recovery, you can specify one of the following options.

Delete All Recovery Points. Removes all recovery points for the selected protected machine from the Repository.
Delete a Range of Recovery Points. Removes all recovery points in a specified range before the current, up to and including the base image, which is all data on the machine as well as all recovery points after the current until the next base image.
In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, under the Protected Machines menu, click the name or IP address of the machine for which you want to view and remove recovery points.
The Recovery Points page for the selected machine appears.
Scroll down to the Recovery Points pane.
To delete all currently stored recovery points, under the Recovery Points pane title, click Delete All, and in the confirmation dialog box, click to confirm deletion.
The Delete Recovery Points Within Range dialog box appears.
In the Delete Recovery Points Within Range dialog box, in the From field, select the date and time from which you want to start deleting recovery points.
In the To field, select the date and time defining the last recovery point you want to delete.
Click Delete.

Deleting an orphaned recovery point chain

An orphaned recovery point is an incremental snapshot that is not associated with a base image. Subsequent snapshots continue to build onto this recovery point; however, without the base image, the resulting recovery points are incomplete and are unlikely to contain the data necessary to complete a recovery. These recovery points are considered to be part of the orphaned recovery point chain. If this situation occurs, the best solution is to delete the chain and create a new base image.

For more information about forcing a base image, see Forcing a snapshot.

In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, navigate to the protected machine for which you want to delete the orphaned recovery point chain.

This recovery point is labeled in the Type column as “Incremental, Orphaned.”

The Delete Recovery Points windows appears.

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