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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

Prerequisites for performing a bare metal restore for a Linux machine

Before you can begin the process of performing a bare metal restore for a Linux machine, you must ensure that the following conditions and criteria exist:

Backups of the machine you want to restore. You must have a functioning Rapid Recovery Core containing recovery points of the protected server you want to restore.
Live DVD boot image. Obtain the Linux Live DVD ISO image, which includes a bootable version of Linux. Download it from the Rapid Recovery License Portal at https://licenseportal.com. If you have any issues downloading the Live DVD, contact Quest Rapid Recovery support.

Managing a Linux boot image

A bare metal restore for Linux requires a Live DVD boot image, which you download from the Rapid Recovery License Portal. You will use this image to start the destination Linux machine. Based on the specifics of your environment you may need to transfer this image to physical media such as a CD or DVD. You must then virtually or physically load the boot image, and start the Linux server from the boot image.

Managing a Linux boot image is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines.

You can perform the following tasks:

About the boot ISO image for Linux

The first step when performing a bare metal restore (BMR) for a Linux machine is to download the Linux Live DVD ISO image from the Rapid Recovery License Portal. The Live DVD functions with all Linux file systems supported by Rapid Recovery, and includes a bootable version of Linux, a screen utility, and the Rapid Recovery Universal Recovery Console (URC) interface. The Rapid Recovery Universal Recovery Console is an environment that is used to restore the system drive or the entire server directly from the Rapid Recovery Core.

You must download the Live DVD ISO image that matches your version of Rapid Recovery. The current version of Live DVD is available from the Rapid Recovery License Portal at https://licenseportal.com. If you need a different version, contact Quest Rapid Recovery support

NOTE: For more information about the Rapid Recovery License Portal, see the Rapid Recovery License Portal License Portal User Guide.

This task is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines. It is part of the process for Managing a Linux boot image.

Complete the steps in this procedure to download the Live DVD ISO image.

1.
Log into the Rapid Recovery License Portal athttps://licenseportal.com.

Downloading a boot ISO image for Linux

The first step when performing a bare metal restore (BMR) for a Linux machine is to download the Linux Live DVD ISO image from the Rapid Recovery License Portal. The Live DVD functions with all Linux file systems supported by Rapid Recovery, and includes a bootable version of Linux, a screen utility, and the Rapid Recovery Universal Recovery Console (URC) interface. The Rapid Recovery Universal Recovery Console is an environment that is used to restore the system drive or the entire server directly from the Rapid Recovery Core.

You must download the Live DVD ISO image that matches your version of Rapid Recovery. The current version of Live DVD is available from the Rapid Recovery License Portal at https://licenseportal.com. If you need a different version, contact Quest Rapid Recovery support

NOTE: For more information about the Rapid Recovery License Portal, see the Rapid Recovery License Portal License Portal User Guide.

This task is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines. It is part of the process for Managing a Linux boot image.

Complete the steps in this procedure to download the Live DVD ISO image.

1.
Log into the Rapid Recovery License Portal athttps://licenseportal.com.
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