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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

Snapshots and recovery points

This section describes how to use and manage the snapshots and recovery points generated by Rapid Recovery. It includes information about mounting, viewing, and forcing, as well as migrating and deleting recovery points.

Managing snapshots and recovery points

A recovery point is a collection of snapshots taken of individual disk volumes and stored in the repository. Snapshots capture and store the state of a disk volume at a given point in time while the applications that generate the data are still in use. In Rapid Recovery, you can force a snapshot, temporarily pause snapshots, and view lists of current recovery points in the repository as well as delete them if needed. Recovery points are used to restore protected machines or to mount to a local file system.

The snapshots that are captured by Rapid Recovery are done so at the block level and are application aware. This means that all open transactions and rolling transaction logs are completed and caches are flushed to disk before creating the snapshot.

Rapid Recovery uses a low-level volume filter driver, which attaches to the mounted volumes and then tracks all block-level changes for the next impending snapshot. Microsoft Volume Shadow Services (VSS) is used to facilitate application crash consistent snapshots.

Viewing the recovery points page of a protected machine

Complete the steps in the following procedure to view the full list of recovery points for a protected machine.

1.
In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, navigate to the protected machine for which you want to view recovery points.

The Recovery Points page appears, showing a Recovery Points Summary pane and a Recovery Points pane.

You can view summary information about the recovery points for the machine as described in the following table.

Table 84. Recovery point summary information

Info

Description

Total recovery points

Lists the total number of recovery points saved to the repository for this machine.

Total protected data

Indicates the amount of storage space used in the repository for these recovery points.

Repository

Lists the name of the repository in which these recovery points are stored.

Repository status

Graphically displays the amount of space consumed by the recovery points. Shows percentage of the repository used, the amount of space, and the total space of the repository. Click on the graph to see the amount of space remaining.

You can view information about the recovery points for the machine as described in the following table.

Table 85. Recovery point information

Info

Description

Icon

Graphic depiction of either a recovery point [Recovery Point] or, if expanded, a volume within the recovery point [Volume] . Recovery points show a right arrow [Expand] indicating that detail can be expanded.

Encrypted

Indicates if the recovery point is encrypted.

Status

Indicates current status of the recovery point.

Contents

Lists the volumes included in the recovery point.

Click [Information] (Information) to see the space usage and file system.
For Exchange servers, click [Information] to display information about the server.

Type

Defines a recovery point as either a base image or an incremental (differential) snapshot.

Creation Date

Displays the date when the recovery point was created.

Size

Displays the amount of space that the recovery point consumes in the repository.

[Settings]

The [More] drop-down menu lets you perform certain functions for the selected recovery point.

Understanding recovery point status indicators

Once a recovery point is captured for a protected SQL or Exchange server, the application displays a corresponding color status indicator in the Recovery Points grid. This grid appears in the Recovery Points pane when viewing recovery points for a specific machine. The color that displays is based on the check settings for the protected machine and the success or failure of those checks, as described in the following tables.

Recovery status point colors for Exchange databases

The following table lists the status indicators that display for Exchange databases.

Table 86. Exchange database status indicators

Status Color

Description

White

Indicates that an Exchange database is not detected within the recovery point, volume, or volume group.

Yellow

Indicates that the Exchange database mountability checks have not yet been run.

Red

Indicates that either the mountability or checksum checks failed on at least one database.

Green

Indicates that the recovery point contains one or more database, and that mountability checks are enabled, and that mountability check passed or that the checksum check passed.

Recovery status point colors for SQL databases

The following table lists the status indicators that display for SQL databases.

Table 87. SQL database status indicators

Status Color

Description

White

Indicates that a SQL database is not detected within the recovery point, volume, or volume group.

Yellow

SQL database was offline, indicating that attachability checks were not possible and have not been performed.

Red

Indicates that the attachability check failed, or SQL database is offline.

Green

Indicates that the attachability check passed.

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