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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

Loading a driver in the URC using Chromium

The following tasks are prerequisites for this procedure.

Complete the following procedure to use the Chromium browser that comes installed on the boot CD to load drivers while in the URC.

6.
Expand the Other devices list.

This list shows the drivers that are necessary for the hardware but are not included in the boot CD.

10.
In the Info window, click OK to acknowledge that the driver successfully loaded.

Selecting a recovery point and initiating a BMR

After the Universal Recovery Console (URC) is accessible on the bare metal restore (BMR) target machine, you must select the recovery point that you want to restore.

Navigate to the Core Console to select which recovery point you want to load, and then designate the recovery console as the destination for the restored data.

This task is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Windows machines. It is part of the process for Using the Universal Recovery Console for a BMR.

If performing a BMR for a Linux machine from the Core Console, then this task is also a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines It is part of the process for Launching a bare metal restore for a Linux machine using the command line.

1.
In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, from the list of protected machines, click the name of the protected machine you want to restore.
2.
Click Recovery Points.
4.
Select Recover to any target machine using a boot CD.
5.
Select I already have a boot CD running on the target machine.

Table 149. Target machine information

Text Box

Description

IP Address

The IP address of the machine to which you want to restore. This is identical to the IP address displayed in the URC.

Authentication Key

The specific password to connect to the selected server. This is identical to the Authentication Key displayed in the URC.

7.
Click Next.

If the connection information you entered matches the URC, and if the Core and the target server can identify each other properly on the network, then the volumes for the selected recovery point are loaded, and the Disk Mapping page appears. In this case, your next step is to map volumes.

8.
Proceed to About disk mapping for a bare metal restore to learn about your disk-mapping options.

About disk mapping for a bare metal restore

After you connect to the Universal Recovery Console, you need to map volumes between those listed in the recovery point and the volumes existing on the target hardware.

Rapid Recovery attempts to automatically map volumes. If you accept the default mapping, then the disk on the destination machine is cleaned and re-partitioned and any previously existing data is deleted. The alignment is performed in the order the volumes are listed in the recovery point, and the volumes are allocated to the disks appropriately according to size, and so on. Assuming there is enough space on the target drive, no partitioning is required when using automatic disk alignment. A disk can be used by multiple volumes. If you manually map the drives, note that you cannot use the same disk twice.

For manual mapping, you must have the new machine correctly formatted already before restoring it. The destination machine must have a separate partition for each volume in the recovery point, including the system reserved volume. For more information, see Using the Universal Recovery Console for a BMR.

Complete the procedure for one of the following disk-mapping options:

CAUTION: While Rapid Recovery supports FAT32 and ReFS partitions, at present, only full restore and BMR are supported as a driver limitation exists with ReFS, so restore is implemented in user mode, VM export, and so on. If a Core is protecting at least one agent volume that contains the ReFS file system, it should be installed on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2 machines, which provide native support of ReFS. Otherwise, functionality is limited and operations that involve such things as mounting a volume image do not work. The Rapid Recovery Core Console presents applicable error messages in these occurrences.

This task is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Windows machines. It is part of the process for Using the Universal Recovery Console for a BMR.

If performing a BMR for a Linux machine from the Core Console, then this task is also a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines. It is part of the process for Launching a bare metal restore for Linux.

Automatically mapping disks for a BMR

This procedure lets you automatically map disks during a bare metal restore (BMR) using the Restore Machine Wizard.

Complete the steps in the following procedure to automatically select the volumes you want to recover and where to restore them.

4.
Click Next.
CAUTION: If you select Begin Restore, all existing partitions and data on the target drive are permanently removed and replaced with the contents of the selected recovery point, including the operating system and all data.
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