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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 an archive

You can use this procedure to create a one-time or scheduled archive.

If you plan on creating an archive to a cloud location, first add your cloud account to the Rapid Recovery Core Console. For more information, see Adding a cloud account.

A one-time archive is an archive created on-demand for a specified machine. A scheduled archive is an archive that automatically recurs on the date and time you specify in the wizard. Having the ability to schedule a recurring archive accommodates situations where you would want frequent archives of a machine to be saved, without the inconvenience of needing to manually create the archives each time.

When creating your archive, you must decide whether to include a full recovery point chain in your archive. For more information, see Recovery point chain options for archives.

1.
On the button bar of the Rapid Recovery Core Console, click Archive.
2.
On the Archive Type page of the wizard, select one of the following options:
3.
Click Next.
4.
On the Location page, select an option from the Location type drop-down list and then enter the information as described in the following table.

Table 154. Archive location type options

Option

Text Box

Description

Local

Location

Enter the location for the output. It is used to define the location path where you want the archive to reside; for example, d:\work\archive.

Network

Location

Enter the location for the output. It is used to define the location path where you want the archive to reside; for example, \\servername\sharename.

User name

Enter a user name. It is used to establish logon credentials for the network share.

Password

Enter a password for the network path. It is used to establish logon credentials for the network share.

Cloud

Account

Select an account from the drop-down list.

Container

Select a container associated with your account from the drop-down menu.

Folder name

Enter a name for the folder in which the archived data is to be saved.

5.
Click Next.
6.
On the Machines page of the wizard, select the protected machine or machines you want to archive and then click Next.
8.
On the Schedule page, select one of the following options from the Send data drop-down list:

Table 155. Send data options

Option

Text Box

Description

Daily

At time

Select the hour of the day you want to create a daily archive.

Weekly

At day of week

Select a day of the week on which to automatically create the archive.

At time

Select the hour of the day you want to create an archive.

Monthly

At day of months

Select the day of the month on which to automatically create the archive.

At time

Select the hour of the day you want to create an archive.

11.
Click Next.
12.
On the Options page for a continuous archive, select one of the recycle actions described in the following table.

Table 156. Continuous archive recycle options

Text Box

Description

Replace this Core

Overwrites any pre-existing archived data pertaining to this Core but leaves the data for other Cores intact.

Erase completely

Clears all archived data from the directory before writing the new archive.

Incremental

Lets you add recovery points to an existing archive. It compares recovery points to avoid duplicating data that already exist in the archive.

13.
On the Options page for a continuous archive, determine whether to include full recovery point chains in your archive. For more information about recovery point chain options, see Recovery point chain options for archives. Do one of the following:
Select Build complete recovery point chains, including referenced base images outside the date range, and then skip to Step 18.
14.
On the Options page for a one-time archive, enter the information described in the following table.

Table 157. One-time archive options

Text Box

Description

Maximum Size

Large archives of data can be divided into multiple segments. Select the maximum amount of space you want to reserve for creating the archive by doing one of the following:

Select Entire Target to reserve all available space in the path provided on the destination provided in Step 4. (For example, if the location is D:\work\archive, all of the available space on the D: drive is reserved).

Recycle action

Select one of the following recycle action options:

Do not reuse. Does not overwrite or clear any existing archived data from the location. If the location is not empty, Rapid Recovery lets you select a different location.
Replace this Core. Overwrites any pre-existing archived data pertaining to this Core but leaves the data for other Cores intact.
Erase completely. Clears all archived data from the directory before writing the new archive.
Incremental. Lets you add recovery points to an existing archive. It compares recovery points to avoid duplicating data that already exist in the archive.

Comment

Enter any additional information that is necessary to capture for the archive. The comment is displayed if you import the archive later.

Build complete recovery points chains, including referenced base images outside the date range.

Select this option to archive the entire recovery point chain. This option is selected by default.

Include only the recovery points in the date range. This saves space, but you are responsible for archiving any needed base images.

Select this option to archive only the incremental recovery points and no base images.

For more information about recovery point chain options, see Recovery point chain options for archives.

15.
Click Next.
16.
On the Date Range page, either manually enter the start date and end date of the recovery points to be archived, or select the date time by clicking the calendar icon followed by the clock icon below the calendar window.
17.
Click Finish.

Archiving to a cloud

When data reaches the end of a retention period, you may want to extend that retention by creating an archive of the aged data. When you archive data, there is always the matter of where to store it. Rapid Recovery lets you upload your archive to a variety of cloud providers directly from the Core Console. Compatible clouds include Microsoft Azure, Amazon™, Rackspace, and any OpenStack-based provider.

Exporting an archive to a cloud using Rapid Recovery involves the following procedures:

Add your cloud account to the Rapid Recovery Core Console. For more information, see Adding a cloud account.

Editing a scheduled archive

Rapid Recovery lets you change the details of a scheduled archive. To edit a scheduled archive, complete the steps in the following procedure.

1.
In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, click the More drop-down menu on the icon bar, and then select Archives.
2.
On the Archives page, under Schedule Archives, click the drop-down menu next to the archive you want to change, and then click Edit.

The Add Archive Wizard opens.

3.
On the Location page of the Archive Wizard, select one of the following options from the Location Type drop-down list:

Table 158. Archive details

Option

Text Box

Description

Local

Location

Enter the location for the output. It is used to define the location path where you want the archive to reside; for example, d:\work\archive.

Network

Location

Enter the location for the output. It is used to define the location path where you want the archive to reside; for example, \\servername\sharename.

User name

Enter a user name. It is used to establish logon credentials for the network share.

Password

Enter a password for the network path. It is used to establish logon credentials for the network share.

Cloud

Account

Select an account from the drop-down list.

Container

Select a container associated with your account from the drop-down menu.

Folder name

Enter a name for the folder in which you want to save the archived data; for example, Rapid-Recovery-Archive-[DATE CREATED]-[TIME CREATED].

5.
Click Next.
6.
On the Machines page of the wizard, select the protected machine or machines that contain the recovery points that you want to archive. Clear the machines that you do not want to archive.
7.
Click Next.
8.
On the Schedule page, select one of the following options from the Send data drop-down list:

Table 159. Send data options

Option

Text Box

Description

Daily

At time

Select the hour of the day you want to create a daily archive.

Weekly

At day of week

Select a day of the week on which to automatically create the archive.

At time

Select the hour of the day you want to create a daily archive.

Monthly

At day of months

Select the day of the month on which to automatically create the archive.

At time

Select the hour of the day you want to create a daily archive.

11.
Click Next.
12.
On the Options page, use the Recycle action drop-down list to select one of the options described in the following table:

Table 160. Archive recycle options

Text Box

Description

Incremental

Lets you add recovery points to an existing archive. It compares recovery points to avoid duplicating data that already exists in the archive.

Replace this Core

Overwrites any pre-existing archived data pertaining to this core but leaves the data for other cores intact.

Erase completely

Clears all archived data from the directory before writing the new archive.

13.
On the Options page of the wizard, determine whether to include full recovery point chains in your archive. For more information about recovery point chain options, see Recovery point chain options for archives. Do one of the following:
Select Build complete recovery point chains, including referenced base images outside the date range.
14.
Click Finish.
Rapid Recovery applies your changes to the archive.

Pausing or resuming a scheduled archive

If you have an archiving job scheduled to recur, you can pause or resume this action as necessary.

There may be times when you want to pause a scheduled archive job, such as if you need to change the destination archive location. Also, if you opted to initially pause archiving when you performed the Creating an archiveprocedure, you likely want to resume the scheduled archive later. Complete the steps in the following procedure to pause or resume scheduled archive.

1.
From the Rapid Recovery Core Console, and click the More menu on the icon bar, and then click Archives.
2.
On the Archives page, under Scheduled Archives, do one of the following:

The status of the archive displays in the Schedule column.

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