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Rapid Recovery 6.2 - User Guide

Introduction to Rapid Recovery Core Console Core settings
Core settings key functions Rapid Recovery Core settings Core-level tools
Repositories Managing privacy Encryption Protecting machines
About protecting machines with Rapid Recovery 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 Enabling application support 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 Verifying a bare metal restore
Managing aging data Archiving Cloud accounts The Local Mount Utility Core Console references REST APIs About us Glossary

Working with Rapid Recovery REST APIs

The Rapid Recovery APIs are REST-style APIs, which means that they use HTTP requests to provide access to resources (data entities) through URI paths. Rapid Recovery APIs use standard HTTP methods such as GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE. Because REST APIs are based on open standards, you can use any language or tool that supports HTTP calls.

There are two ways that application developers and administrators can work with Rapid Recovery APIs. They are:

Using C# or other .NET languages to directly use Rapid Recovery .NET client DLL files.

The first approach is recommended. The client DLLs are included in the Rapid Recovery SDK. The method for calling Rapid Recovery APIs is consistent with the way you would consume any .NET 4.6.2 Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service.

Downloading and viewing Core and Agent APIs

The Rapid Recovery Software Developer Kit (SDK) includes REST APIs for the Rapid Recovery Core and Rapid Recovery Agent components, and samples and supporting files. These contents are contained in the following folders and then compressed as an archive that includes the following components:

Table 176. Components included in the SDK archive

Folder name




Rapid Recovery Core APIs

Contains APIs to assist developers or administrators to script functions in Rapid Recovery Core. There are 2 sets of service contracts.

Open the Core.Client HTML file in a web browser to view detailed C# information. When you click any hyperlinked service contract (class), the browser opens information in the Core.Contracts/doc/ directory. The resulting page shows detailed information for all C# methods in the selected class.


Rapid Recovery Agent APIs (deprecated)

Contains APIs that developers or administrators can use to manipulate Rapid Recovery Agent on protected machines.


Code samples and dynamic link libraries

AppRecoveryAPISamples contains code samples that are written in C# programming language. These files represent a good starting point to view code snippets if using the APIs to customize your GUI, management systems, and so on.

AppRecoveryAPISamples\Dependencies contains dynamic link library (DLL) files that Rapid Recovery Core uses. The DLLs contain data contracts (types the Core is familiar with) and service contracts (management methods and operations that can be used to force Core do something). If you want to customize your own graphic user interface, or use a management system to work with Rapid Recovery Core, these DLLs are required.

You can download the SDK as archive (API-Reference-x.x.x-xxxx). Each x represents a digit in the build number for the relevant release.

Complete the steps in this procedure to obtain the SDK, download it to your specified destination, and decompress the files in preparation for using Core and Agent APIs.

Log in to the Rapid Recovery License Portal at .
The Downloads page of the license portal appears.
On the Downloads page, in the Windows-Based Applications section, scroll down to the description for the SDK and click Download.

Recommended additional reading

The Rapid Recovery Installation and Upgrade Guide provides an overview of the Rapid Recovery architecture, and describes the steps necessary for installing the Rapid Recovery components, and for upgrading the Core or Agent components from earlier versions.

You can view or download this guide from

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