Rapid Recovery is a backup, replication, and recovery solution that offers near-zero recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives. Rapid Recovery offers data protection, disaster recovery, data migration and data management. You have the flexibility of performing bare-metal restore (to similar or dissimilar hardware), and you can restore backups to physical or virtual machines, regardless of origin. Rapid Recovery can also archive to the cloud, to a DL series backup and recovery appliance, or to a supported system of your choice. With Rapid Recovery, you can replicate to one or more targets for added redundancy and security.
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This document describes the system and license requirements for installing the Core and Agent components of Rapid Recovery. It also describes requirements for installing the Quest QorePortal which replaced the Central Management Console in Rapid Recovery release 6.2.
In previous releases, system requirements for Rapid Recovery appeared in several technical product documents, but now appear only in this Rapid Recovery 6.2 System Requirements Guide.
For running Rapid Recovery, Quest requires a minimum network infrastructure of 1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) for efficient performance. Quest recommends 10GbE networks for robust environments. 10GbE networks are also recommended when protecting servers featuring large volumes (5TB or higher).
If multiple network interface cards (NICs) are available on the Core machine that support NIC teaming (grouping several physical NICs into a single logical NIC), and if the switches on the network allow it, then using NIC teaming on the Core may provide extra performance. In such cases, teaming up spare network cards that support NIC teaming on any protected machines, when possible, may also increase overall performance.
If the Core uses iSCSI or Network Attached Storage (NAS), Quest recommends using separate NIC cards for storage and network traffic, respectively.
Use network cables with the appropriate rating to obtain the expected bandwidth. Quest recommends testing your network performance regularly and adjusting your hardware accordingly.
These suggestions are based on typical networking needs of a network infrastructure to support all business operations, in addition to the backup, replication, and recovery capabilities Rapid Recovery provides.
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a replacement for Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). For Windows systems, UEFI uses the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) system partitions that are handled as simple FAT32 volumes.
Protection and recovery capabilities are available in Rapid Recovery for EFI system partitions with the following operating systems:
Rapid Recovery also supports the protection and recovery of Resilient File System (ReFS) volumes for Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016.