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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

Abandoning a seed drive

If you create a seed drive with the intent of consuming it on the target Core, but later choose not to consume it, you can abandon the seed drive.

Until you abandon the seed drive or consume it, a link for the outstanding seed drive remains on the Outgoing Replication pane on the source Core.

Until you transmit information from the seed drive, orphaned recovery points (which exist on the original protected machine, but not the target Core) cannot be used to restore data.

Complete the steps in the following procedure to abandon an outstanding seed drive.

1.
On the source Core, open the Rapid Recovery Core Console, and from the icon bar, click [Replication] (Replication).
The Replication page appears.
2.
On the Replication page, in the Outgoing Replication pane, click Seed Drives (#).

The seed drive is removed.

If no more seed drives exist on the source Core, the Seed Drives (#) link and outstanding seed drives section are removed from the Outgoing Replication pane.

Managing replication settings

Rapid Recovery lets you monitor, schedule, and adjust replication at the overall, core, and protected machine levels.

You can edit the following replication settings:

Scheduling replication

Unless you change the default behavior by setting a replication schedule, the Core starts a replication job immediately after completion of every backup snapshot, checksum check, attachability check, and the nightly jobs. For more information, see Scheduling replication.

You can change the replication schedule to reduce the load on the network.

Complete the steps in the following procedure to set a replication schedule for any replicated machine.

1.
On the target Core, open the Rapid Recovery Core Console, and from the icon bar, click [Replication] (Replication).
The Replication page appears.

The Replication Schedule for [CoreName] dialog box opens.

At All Times. Replicates after every new snapshot, checksum check, and attachability check, and after the nightly jobs complete.
Daily (Start replication only during the specified time period). Begins replicating only within the time range provided.
1.
In the From text box, enter the earliest time at which replication should begin.
2.
In the To text box, enter the latest time at which replication should begin.
Custom. Begins replicating only within the time range provided, letting you set one time range for weekdays and another time range for weekends.
1.
Next to Weekdays, in the From text box, enter the earliest time at which replication should occur on a weekday; and then in the To text box, enter the latest time at which replication should occur on a weekday.
2.
Next to Weekends, in the From text box, enter the earliest time at which replication should occur on weekends; and then in the To text box, enter the latest time at which replication should occur on weekends.
4.
Click Save.

The schedule is applied to all replication to the selected target Core.

Using the Copy function to create a seed drive

If you chose not to create a seed drive when you configured replication, you can create a seed drive using the Copy function in the protected machine drop-down menu.

1.
On the source Core, open the Rapid Recovery Core Console, and from the icon bar, click [Replication] (Replication).
The Replication page appears.
2.
On the Replication page, in the Outgoing Replication pane, click [Expand] to expand the Core that protects the machine for which you want to create a seed drive.
The Replication Wizard appears.
5.
On the Seed Drive Location page of the wizard, use the Location drop-down list to select from the following destination types:

Table 113. Archive details

Option

Text Box

Description

Local

Output location

Enter the location for the output. It is used to define the location path where you want the archive to reside; for example, d:\work\archive.

Network

Output location

Enter the location for the output. It is used to define the location path where you want the archive to reside; for example, \\servername\sharename.

User Name

Enter a user name. It is used to establish logon credentials for the network share.

Password

Enter a password for the network path. It is used to establish logon credentials for the network share.

Cloud

Account

Select an account from the drop-down list.

Container

Select a container associated with your account from the drop-down menu.

Folder Name

Enter a name for the folder in which the archived data is to be saved. The default name is Rapid-Recovery-Archive-[DATE CREATED]-[TIME CREATED]

7.
Click Next.

Table 114. Seed drive options

Item

Description

Maximum Size

Large archives of data can be divided into multiple segments. Select the maximum amount of space you want to reserve for creating the seed drive by doing one of the following:

Select Entire Target to reserve all available space in the path provided on the Seed Drive Location page (for example, if the location is D:\work\archive, all of the available space on the D: drive is reserved).

Recycle action

In the event the path already contains a seed drive, select one of the following options:

Do not reuse. Does not overwrite or clear any existing seed data from the location. If the location is not empty, the seed drive write will fail.
Replace this Core. Overwrites any pre-existing seed data pertaining to this core but leaves the data for other cores intact.
Erase completely. Clears all seed data from the directory before writing the seed drive.

Comment

Enter a comment that describes the seed drive.

Add all Agents to Seed Drive

Select this option to replicate all protected machines on the source core using the seed drive. This option is selected by default.

Build recovery point chains (fix orphans)

Select this option to replicate the entire recovery point chain to the seed drive. This option is selected by default.

NOTE: Typical seeding in Rapid Recovery 5.4.x replicated only the latest recovery point to the seed drive, which reduced the amount of time and space required for creating the seed drive. Opting to build recovery point chains to the seed drive requires enough space on the seed drive to store the latest recovery points from the specified protected machines, and may take additional time to complete the task.
If you cleared the Add all Agents to Seed Drive check box, click Next.
If you selected Add all Agents to Seed Drive, go to Step 10.
10.
On the Protected Machines page of the wizard, select the protected machines for which you want to create a seed drive.
11.
Click Finish.
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