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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

Exporting data to an ESXi virtual machine

In Rapid Recovery, you can export data to ESXi by performing a one-time export, or by establishing a continual export (for virtual standby). Complete the steps in the following procedures for the appropriate type of export.

Performing a one-time ESXi export

Complete the steps in this procedure to perform a one-time export to ESXi.

1.
In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, in the button bar, click the Restore drop-down menu, and then click VM Export.
3.
Click Next.
5.
Click Next.
7.
Click Next.
8.
On the Destination page in the Export Wizard, in the Export to a virtual machine drop-down menu, select ESX(i).

Table 126. Virtual machine parameters

Options

Description

Host name

Enter a name for the host machine.

Port

Enter the port for the host machine. The default is 443.

User name

Enter the user name for logging on to the host machine.

Password

Enter the password for logging on to the host machine.

Table 127. Virtual machine options

Option

Description

Resource pool

Select a resource pool from the drop-down list.

VM configuration location

Select a data store from the drop-down list.

Virtual machine name

Enter a name for the virtual machine.

Memory

Specify the memory usage for the virtual machine by clicking one of the following:

The minimum amount is 1024 MB and the maximum allowed by the application is 65536 MB. The maximum amount of memory usage is limited by the amount of RAM available to the host machine.

Number of processors

The number of processors (CPUs) you want for the exported virtual machine. The minimum is 1.

Cores per processor

The number of cores you want to have for each processor. The minimum is 1.

Disk provisioning

Select the type of disk provisioning from the following options:

Disk mapping

Specify the type of disk mapping from the following options:

Version

Select the version of ESXi being used to create the virtual machine from the drop-down list.

11.
Click Next.
12.
On the Volumes page, select the volumes you want to export, and then click Next.
13.
On the Summary page, click Finish to complete the wizard and start the export.

Exporting data to a VMware Workstation virtual machine

In Rapid Recovery, you can export data to VMware Workstation by performing a one-time export or by establishing a continual export (for virtual standby). Complete the steps in the following procedures for the appropriate type of export.

Performing a one-time VMware Workstation export

Complete the steps in this procedure to perform a one-time export to VMware Workstation.

1.
In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, in the button bar, click the Restore drop-down menu, click VM Export.
3.
Click Next.
4.
On the Machines page, select the protected machine that you want to export.
5.
Click Next.
6.
On the Recovery Points page, select the recovery point that you want to use for the export.
7.
Click Next.
8.
On the Destination page in the Export Wizard, in the Export to a virtual machine drop-down menu,, select VMware Workstation, and then click Next.
9.
On the Virtual Machine Options page, enter the parameters for accessing the virtual machine as described in the following table.

Table 128. Virtual machine parameters

Option

Description

VM Machine Location

Specify the path of the local folder or network share on which to create the virtual machine.

User name

Enter the logon credentials for the network location for the export.

Password

Enter the logon credentials for the network location for the export.

VM name

Enter a name for the virtual machine being created; for example, VM-0A1B2C3D4.

Version

Specify the version of VMware Workstation for the virtual machine. You can choose from:

Amount of RAM (MB)

Specify the memory usage for the virtual machine by clicking one of the following:

The minimum amount is 1024 MB and the maximum allowed by the application is 65536 MB. The maximum amount of memory usage is limited by the amount of RAM available to the host machine.

Number of processors

The number of processors (CPUs) you want for the exported virtual machine. The minimum is 1.

Cores per processor

The number of cores you want to have for each processor. The minimum is 1.

10.
Click Next.
11.
On the Volumes page, select the volumes to export, for example, C:\ and D:\, and then click Next.
12.
On the Summary page, click Finish to complete the wizard and start the export.
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