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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

Setting up continual export to VMware Workstation

Complete the steps in this procedure to set up continual export to a VMware Workstation virtual machine (VM) using Rapid Recovery. This is also known as setting up virtual standby.

1.
In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, do one of the following:
From the Core Console, in the button bar, click the [Restore] Restore drop-down menu, and then select VM Export.
1.
2.
Click Next.
On the Virtual Standby page, click Add to launch the Virtual Machine Export Wizard.
2.
On the Machines page of the Virtual Machine Export Wizard, select the protected machine that you want to export.
3.
Click Next.
4.
On the Recovery Points page, select the recovery point that you want to use for the export.
5.
Click Next.
6.
On the Destination page of the Virtual Machine Export Wizard, in the Recover to a Virtual Machine drop-down menu, select VMware Workstation, and then click Next.
7.
On the Virtual Machine Options page, enter the parameters for accessing the virtual machine as described in the following table.

Table 129. Virtual machine parameters

Option

Description

Target Path

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.

Virtual Machine

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:

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.

8.
Select Perform initial one-time export to perform the virtual export immediately instead of after the next scheduled snapshot.
9.
Click Next.
10.
On the Volumes page, select the volumes to export, for example, C:\ and D:\, and then click Next.
11.
On the Summary page, click Finish to complete the wizard and to start the export.

Exporting data to a Hyper-V virtual machine

In Rapid Recovery, you can export data to Hyper-V Export by performing a one-time export, or by establishing a continual export (for Virtual Standby).

Rapid Recovery supports first-generation Hyper-V export to the following hosts:

Rapid Recovery supports second-generation Hyper-V export to the following hosts:

Only protected machines with the following Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) operating systems support virtual export to Hyper-V second generation hosts:

Complete the steps in the following procedures for the appropriate type of export.

Performing a one-time Hyper-V export

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

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 to Virtual machine drop-down menu, select Hyper-V.
10.
To indicate that the Hyper-V server is located on a remote machine, click Remote host, and then enter the information for the remote host as described in the following table.

Table 130. Remote host information

Text Box

Description

Host Name

Enter an IP address or host name for the Hyper-V server. It represents the IP address or host name of the remote Hyper-V server.

Port

Enter a port number for the machine. It represents the port through which the Core communicates with this machine.

User name

Enter the user name for the user with administrative privileges for the workstation with the Hyper-V server. It is used to specify the logon credentials for the virtual machine.

Password

Enter the password for the user account with administrative privileges on the workstation with Hyper-V server. It is used to specify the logon credentials for the virtual machine.

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Click Next.
12.
On the Virtual Machines Options page, in the VM Machine Location text box, enter the path for the virtual machine; for example, D:\export. This is used to identify the location of the virtual machine.
13.
In the Virtual Machine Name text box, enter the name for the virtual machine .

The name you enter appears in the list of virtual machines in the Hyper-V Manager console.

Use the same amount of RAM as the source machine. Select this option to identify that the RAM use is identical between the virtual and source machines.
Use a specific amount of RAM. Select this option if you want to specify the amount of RAM in MB.

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.

18.
On the Volumes page, select the volume(s) to export; for example, C:\.
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On the Volumes page, click Finish to complete the wizard and to start the export.

Setting up continual export to Hyper-V

Complete the steps in this procedure to set up continual export to a Hyper-V virtual machine (VM) using Rapid Recovery. This is also known as setting up virtual standby.

1.
In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, do one of the following:
From the Core Console, in the button bar, click the [Restore] Restore drop-down menu, and then select VM Export.
1.
2.
Click Next.
On the Virtual Standby page, click Add to launch the Virtual Machine Export Wizard.
2.
On the Machines page of the Virtual Machine Export Wizard, select the protected machine that you want to export.
3.
Click Next.
4.
On the Recovery Points page, select the recovery point that you want to use for the export.
5.
Click Next.
6.
On the Destination page, in the Export to a Virtual Machine drop-down menu, select Hyper-V, and then do one of the following:
To indicate that the Hyper-V server is located on a remote machine, click Remote host, and then enter the parameters for the remote host as described in the following table.

Table 131. Remote host information

Text Box

Description

Host Name

Enter an IP address or host name for the Hyper-V server. It represents the IP address or host name of the remote Hyper-V server.

Port

Enter a port number for the machine. It represents the port through which the Core communicates with this machine.

User name

Enter the user name for the user with administrative privileges for the workstation with the Hyper-V server. It is used to specify the logon credentials for the virtual machine.

Password

Enter the password for the user account with administrative privileges on the workstation with Hyper-V server. It is used to specify the logon credentials for the virtual machine.

7.
Click Next.
8.
On the Virtual Machines Options page, in the VM Machine Location text box, enter the path for the virtual machine; for example, D:\export. This is used to identify the location of the virtual machine.
9.
In the Virtual Machine Name text box, enter the name for the virtual machine.

The name you enter appears in the list of virtual machines in the Hyper-V Manager console.

Use the same amount of RAM as the source machine. Select this option to identify that the RAM use is identical between the virtual and source machines.
Use a specific amount of RAM. Select this option if you want to specify the amount of RAM in MB.

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.

14.
On the Volumes page, select the volume(s) to export; for example, C:\.
15.
Select Perform initial one-time export to perform the virtual export immediately instead of after the next scheduled snapshot.
16.
On the Volumes page, click Finish to complete the wizard and to start the export.
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