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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

Managing Core credentials

You must set credentials for all machines on which the Rapid Recovery Core is installed for the Add-on for Kaseya to communicate with them. Complete the following steps to set the credentials for a Rapid Recovery Core machine.

Table 5. Core credentials and information

Text Box

Description

Login

Enter the user name used to connect to this machine; for example, administrator.

Password

Enter the password associated with the login.

Domain

Enter the domain for this machine, if applicable. If the machine is not in a domain, leave this text box empty.

4.

Configuring repositories

A repository is used to store the snapshots that are captured from the protected servers. Before creating a repository, verify that you have set the credentials for logging on to the associated Rapid Recovery Core.

For more information about repositories, see the topic “Understanding Repositories” in the Rapid Recovery User Guide.

Adding a repository

Complete the steps in this procedure to add a repository.

3.
Click Add new repository.

Table 6. Repository information

Text Box

Description

Repository Name

Enter the display name of the repository.

By default, this text box consists of the word Repository and an index number, which corresponds to the number of the new repository. You can change the name as needed, and you can enter up to 150 characters.

Concurrent Operations

Define the number of concurrent requests that the repository supports. By default, the value is 64.

Comments

(optional) When configuring repositories, network and local storage locations must be similar and not a combination of local and network file locations. Configure the storage location for the repositories as either all local or all network.

Enter a descriptive note about this repository.

5.
Click Add Storage Location to define a specific location or volume for the repository.
The Add Storage Location dialog box appears.
Click Add file on local disk to specify a local machine and then enter the information as described in the following table.

Table 7. Local disk paths

Text Box

Description

Metadata Path

Enter the location for storing the protected metadata.

For example, type: X:\Repository\Metadata.

When specifying the path, use only alphanumeric characters, the hyphen, and the period (only to separate host names and domains). The letters a to z are case-insensitive. Do not use spaces. No other symbols or punctuation characters are permitted.

Data Path

Enter the location for storing the protected data.

For example, type: X:\Repository\Data.

The same limitations to the path apply; use only alphanumeric characters, hyphen, or period, with no spaces or special characters.

Or, click Add file on CIFS share to specify a network share location and then enter the information as described in the following table.

Table 8. CIFS share information

Text Box

Description

UNC Path

Enter the path for the network share location.

If this location is at the root, define a dedicated folder name (for example, Repository).

The path must begin with \\. When specifying the path, use only alphanumeric characters, the hyphen, and the period (only to separate host names and domains). The letters a to z are case-insensitive. Do not use spaces. No other symbols or punctuation characters are permitted.

User Name

Specify a user name for accessing the network share location.

Password

Specify a password for accessing the network share location.

Table 9. Storage location details

Text Box

Description

Bytes per Sector

Specify the number of bytes you want each sector to include. The default value is 512.

Average Bytes per Record

Specify the average number of bytes per record. The default value is 8192.

Write Caching Policy

The write caching policy controls how the Windows Cache Manager is used in the repository and helps to tune the repository for optimal performance on different configurations.

Set the value to one of the following:

If set to On, which is the default, Windows controls the caching.

If set to Off, Rapid Recovery controls the caching.

If set to Sync, Windows controls the caching as well as the synchronous input/output.

Size

Set the size or capacity for the storage location. The default is 250 GB. You can choose from the following:

If the storage location is a New Technology File System (NTFS) volume using Windows XP or Windows 7, the file size limit is 16TB.

If the storage location is an NTFS volume using Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, the file size limit is 256TB.

8.
Click Save.

The Repositories page displays the newly added storage location.

9.
Repeat Step 5 through Step 8 to add additional storage locations for the repository.
10.
Click Create to create the repository.

Performing a repository audit

Performing a repository audit is helpful for getting and viewing information about the repositories configured for a Rapid Recovery Core.

2.
Select the machine for the audit, and then click Get Rapid Recovery Core Repositories.

Any associated repositories, including allocated size (in GB or TB), appears in the Repositories column for the selected machine.

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