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Rapid Recovery 6.2 - Third-Party Integration Guide

Introduction to Rapid Recovery Add-on for Kaseya Rapid Recovery overview and system requirements Installing Rapid Recovery using the Add-on for Kaseya Using the Rapid Recovery Add-on for Kaseya About us

Installing the Rapid Recovery Add-on for Kaseya

The installation of the Rapid Recovery Add-on for Kaseya involves installing the Rapid Recovery Add-on for Kaseya software on your Kaseya server as described in this section, and then installing and deploying the Rapid Recovery Core and Agent services on Windows machines.

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To download the Rapid Recovery Add-on for Kaseya, navigate to the URL you received from Quest. You can also download Rapid Recovery software from the Downloads page of the Data Protection Portal at https://dataprotection.quest.com/ or from the Rapid Recovery License Portal at https://licenseportal.com .
If you experience an Open File — Security Warning window, click Run to continue.
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On the Welcome page, click Next to continue with the installation.
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On the License Agreement page, select I accept the terms in the license agreement, and then click Install.

A page appears showing the status and progress of the installation.

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Click Finish.

Navigating the Rapid Recovery Add-on for Kaseya

The Rapid Recovery Add-on for Kaseya lets you perform several Rapid Recovery functions directly from the Kaseya VSA Management Console. Use the navigation tree in the Rapid Recovery Server Backup column of the console to access the various Rapid Recovery pages.

The Rapid Recovery navigation tree includes the following root nodes:

Welcome to Rapid Recovery. An overview of the product.
Rapid Recovery Deployment. Upload Rapid Recovery software packets, manage Rapid Recovery user licenses, and deploy the Rapid Recovery software.
Configure Management. View and manage credentials, repositories, and protected machine volume information.
Manage Protection. Protect machines using the Rapid Recovery software, manage their protection, and view recovery points.
Manage Replication. Begin replicating the protected machines from a source Core to a target Core for disaster recovery preparation.
Monitor. View the machines and the events that the Core and Agent software performs.
Reports. Create, view, and send reports of machine information and events.

Rapid Recovery overview and system requirements

This section includes an introduction to Rapid Recovery and where you can find its system requirements.

Introduction to Rapid Recovery

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.

Rapid Recovery offers:

Flexibility. You can perform universal recovery to multiple platforms, including restoring from physical to virtual, virtual to physical, virtual to virtual, and physical to physical.
Cloud integration. You can export a VM, archive and replicate to the cloud, and perform bare metal restore from archives in the cloud. Compatible cloud services include Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), any OpenStack-based provider (including Rackspace), and Google Cloud. US government-specific platforms include AWS GovCloud (US) and Azure Government.
Intelligent deduplication. You can reduce storage requirements by storing data once, and referencing it thereafter (once per repository or encryption domain).
Instant recovery. Our Live Recovery feature allows you to access critical data first, while remaining restore operations complete in parallel.
File-level recovery. You can recover data at the file level on-premises, from a remote location, or from the cloud.
File-level search. Using criteria you specify, you can search a range of recovery points for one or more files. From the search results, you can then select and restore the files you want to the local Core machine directly from the Core Console.
Virtual support. Rapid Recovery supports one-time virtual export, letting you generate a bootable VM from a recovery point; and virtual standby, in which the bootable VM you generate is continually updated after each backup. You can even perform virtual export to Microsoft Hyper-V cluster-shared volumes.
Rapid Snap for Virtual support. Enhanced support for virtualization includes agentless protection for vCenter/ESXi VMs and for Hyper-V VMs. Rapid Snap for Virtual includes protection and autodiscovery for VMware ESXi 5.5 and higher with no agent software installed. Host-based protection supports installing Rapid Recovery Agent on a Microsoft Hyper-V host only, letting you agentlessly protect all its guest VMs.
Application support. Rapid Recovery Agent is built with application support for Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and Oracle. When you protect these application servers in your Core, the backup snapshots are automatically application-aware; open transactions and rolling transaction logs are completed and caches are flushed to disk before creating snapshots. Specific application features are supported, including SQL attachability (for SQL Server) and database integrity DBVERIFY checks (for Oracle). Application awareness also extends to agentless protection for SQL Server and Exchange Server.

See the following resources for more information about Rapid Recovery.

The Rapid Recovery product support website at https://support.quest.com/rapid-recovery/.
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