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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

Creating partitions on the destination drive

Often, when performing a BMR, the destination drive is a new volume that may consist of a single partition. The drive on the destination machine must have the same partition table as in the recovery point, including the size of the volumes. If the destination drive does not contain the same partitions, you must create them before performing the bare metal restore. Use the fdisk utility to create partitions on the destination drive equal to the partitions on the source drive.

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

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From the command line, enter the following command and then press Enter to change privileges to run as administrator and then list existing disk partitions:

A list of all volumes appears.

This example assumes the volume you want to partition is /dev/sda. If your volume is different (for example, for older drives, you may see /dev/hda), change commands accordingly.

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To specify partition number, enter the partition number and then press Enter. For example, to specify partition 1, type 1 and then press Enter.

For example, to allocate 500 M for the boot partition, type the following and then press Enter:

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To assign a bootable flag for the appropriate partition, type the number of the partition and then press Enter. For example, to assign a bootable flag for partition 1, type 1 and then press Enter.

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Formatting partitions on the destination drive

After creating partitions on a new volume on the destination drive to perform bare metal restore, if you are not using auto partition, you must format the partitions before they can be mounted. If this situation applies to you, follow this procedure to format partitions in ext3, ext4, or XFS formats.

For all other scenarios, you do not need to format partitions as described in this topic.

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

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From the command line, enter the following command and then press Enter to change privileges to run as administrator and then list existing disk partitions:

A list of all volumes appears.

This example assumes the partition you want to format is /dev/sda1. If your volume is different (for example, for older drives, you may see /dev/hda), change commands accordingly.

The selected partition is formatted accordingly.

Mounting partitions from the command line

If performing a BMR using the Rapid Recovery Core Console, you must first mount the appropriate partitions on the destination machine. Perform this from the command line in the Universal Recovery Console.

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

Complete the steps in this procedure to mount partitions on the Linux machine before performing a restore.

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From the command line, enter the following command and then press Enter to change privileges to run as administrator and then list existing disk partitions:

A list of all volumes appears.

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Repeat Step 3 as necessary until you have mounted all required volumes.

After you mount the volumes, you can perform a restore to the destination Linux machine from the Rapid Recovery Core Console. See Launching a bare metal restore for Linux.

Launching a bare metal restore for Linux

Before launching a bare metal restore (BMR) for a Linux machine, the following conditions are required:

This process is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines.

To launch a BMR from the Rapid Recovery Core Console, perform the following tasks.

If restoring from the command line using the local_mount utility, then you must first set appropriate privileges, mount volumes, execute local_mount, obtain information about the Core from the list of machines, connect to the core, obtain a list of recovery points, select the recovery point you want to roll back onto bare metal, and launch the restore.

Optionally, you may want to start the Screen utility.

To launch a BMR from the command line, perform the following tasks.

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