Rapid Recovery 6.1.3 - Installation and Upgrade Guide

Introduction to Rapid Recovery Rapid Recovery system requirements Installing Rapid Recovery
Understanding Rapid Recovery components About installing the Rapid Recovery Core Installing the Rapid Recovery Agent software Installing the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console Automatically installing updates Uninstalling the Rapid Recovery Core Uninstalling the Rapid Recovery Agent software Uninstalling the AppAssure Agent software from a Linux machine Uninstalling the Rapid Recovery Central Management Console About the Local Mount Utility
Upgrading to Rapid Recovery About us

Installing the Rapid Recovery Agent software on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

The Rapid Recovery Agent .rpm file is an archive containing repository information for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) . This distribution uses the zypper package manager. Complete the following steps to install the Rapid Recovery Agent on SLES.

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Determine your present working directory by entering pwd and pressing Enter. For example, assume your directory is /home/rapidrecovery/.

For more information about the license portal, see the Rapid Recovery License Portal User Guide.

For example, if the installer file is named rapidrecovery-repo-6.1.0.999.rpm in the directory /home/rapidrecovery/, type the following command, and then press Enter:

Any missing packages or files required by the Agent will be downloaded from the remote software repository and installed automatically as part of the script.

The Rapid Recovery Agent files are installed.

Installing the Agent software on offline Linux machines

When installing the Agent software on Linux machines that do not have access to the Internet, follow this procedure. After installation is complete, configure the Agent as described in the topic Configuring the Rapid Recovery Agent on a Linux machine.

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Under Linux-Based Applications, scroll down to the Downloader script for off-line Agent installation, and click Download.
The appropriate installer is extracted into the ~/rapidrecovery.packages/ directory.

After installation is complete, configure the Agent as described in the topic Configuring the Rapid Recovery Agent on a Linux machine.

Configuring the Rapid Recovery Agent on a Linux machine

Run the Rapid Recovery Configuration utility after installing Rapid Recovery Agent software on a Linux machine. This compiles and installs the kernel module on the Linux machine you want to protect in your Core.

The configuration utility offers several configuration options, and provides hints in the numbered steps of the instructions when it detects your specific configuration information.

Complete the steps below to configure the Rapid Recovery Agent software on any Linux machine. Some configuration options differ based on the Linux distribution you are installing.

The configuration utility starts. This lists several configuration options, each with an index number to enter for the appropriate configuration step.

For example, if using the default port, type the command:

For example, if using usernames michael, administrator, and test_user1, type the command:

If the utility detects one or more firewall configuration managers (such as lokkit or firewalld), each is listed in the utility in line 3. Select the appropriate configuration manager and enter it, starting with the command number (3), and then press Enter:

For example, if using firewalld, type the command:

A sub-shell returns all kernel modules compatible for installation. For example, the following could be returned:

For example, to enter kernel modules for 3.16.0-23 and 3.16.0-34, enter 1 4 and press Enter.

To enter all kernel modules, enter all and press Enter.

After completing this process, the local repository has been configured on this Linux machine. The Agent software is installed and the kernel module is loaded.

Your next step is to protect the machine on the Rapid Recovery Core.

Starting and stopping the Linux Agent Daemon

After installing or upgrading the Agent software on a Linux machine, you should configure the Agent, and then restart. Restarting ensures that the Rapid Recovery Agent services start automatically, which is required to protect your Linux machine.

If for any reason you need to manually start or stop the Agent services, use the following procedure.

You can manually start, stop, and view the status of the Rapid Recovery Agent software and rapidrecovery-vdisk in all supported distributions by using the default commands as described in the following tables, respectively.

Table 12. Starting the Linux Agent Daemon

To start the...

Use the following command...

agent service

sudo service rapidrecovery-agent start

rapidrecovery-vdisk

sudo service rapidrecovery-vdisk start

Table 13. Stopping the Linux Agent Daemon

To stop the...

Use the following command...

agent service

sudo service rapidrecovery-agent stop

rapidrecovery-vdisk

sudo service rapidrecovery-vdisk stop

Table 14. Viewing status for the Linux Agent Daemon

To view the status of...

Use the following command...

agent service

sudo service rapidrecovery-agent status

rapidrecovery-vdisk

sudo service rapidrecovery-vdisk status

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