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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

Exporting data to a VMware Workstation virtual machine

In Rapid Recovery, you can export data to VMware Workstation by performing a one-time export or by establishing a continual export (for virtual standby). Complete the steps in the following procedures for the appropriate type of export.

Performing a one-time VMware Workstation export

Complete the steps in this procedure to perform a one-time export to VMware Workstation.

1.
In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, in the button bar, click the Restore drop-down menu, click VM Export.
3.
Click Next.
4.
On the Machines page, select the protected machine that you want to export.
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Click Next.
6.
On the Recovery Points page, select the recovery point that you want to use for the export.
7.
Click Next.
8.
On the Destination page in the Export Wizard, in the Export to a virtual machine drop-down menu,, select VMware Workstation, and then click Next.
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On the Virtual Machine Options page, enter the parameters for accessing the virtual machine as described in the following table.

Table 121. Virtual machine parameters

Option

Description

VM Machine Location

Specify the path of the local folder or network share on which to create the virtual machine.

User name

Enter the logon credentials for the network location for the export.

Password

Enter the logon credentials for the network location for the export.

VM name

Enter a name for the virtual machine being created; for example, VM-0A1B2C3D4.

Version

Specify the version of VMware Workstation for the virtual machine. You can choose from:

Amount of RAM (MB)

Specify the memory usage for the virtual machine by clicking one of the following:

The minimum amount is 1024 MB and the maximum allowed by the application is 65536 MB. The maximum amount of memory usage is limited by the amount of RAM available to the host machine.

Number of processors

The number of processors (CPUs) you want for the exported virtual machine. The minimum is 1.

Cores per processor

The number of cores you want to have for each processor. The minimum is 1.

10.
Click Next.
11.
On the Volumes page, select the volumes to export, for example, C:\ and D:\, and then click Next.
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On the Summary page, click Finish to complete the wizard and start the export.

Setting up continual export to VMware Workstation

Complete the steps in this procedure to set up continual export to a VMware Workstation virtual machine (VM) using Rapid Recovery. This is also known as setting up virtual standby.

1.
In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, do one of the following:
From the Core Console, in the button bar, click the [Restore] Restore drop-down menu, and then select VM Export.
1.
2.
Click Next.
On the Virtual Standby page, click Add to launch the Virtual Machine Export Wizard.
2.
On the Machines page of the Virtual Machine Export Wizard, select the protected machine that you want to export.
3.
Click Next.
4.
On the Recovery Points page, select the recovery point that you want to use for the export.
5.
Click Next.
6.
On the Destination page of the Virtual Machine Export Wizard, in the Recover to a Virtual Machine drop-down menu, select VMware Workstation, and then click Next.
7.
On the Virtual Machine Options page, enter the parameters for accessing the virtual machine as described in the following table.

Table 122. Virtual machine parameters

Option

Description

Target Path

Specify the path of the local folder or network share on which to create the virtual machine.

User name

Enter the logon credentials for the network location for the export.

Password

Enter the logon credentials for the network location for the export.

Virtual Machine

Enter a name for the virtual machine being created; for example, VM-0A1B2C3D4.

Version

Specify the version of VMware Workstation for the virtual machine. You can choose from:

Memory

Specify the memory usage for the virtual machine by clicking one of the following:

The minimum amount is 1024 MB and the maximum allowed by the application is 65536 MB. The maximum amount of memory usage is limited by the amount of RAM available to the host machine.

Number of processors

The number of processors (CPUs) you want for the exported virtual machine. The minimum is 1.

Cores per processor

The number of cores you want to have for each processor. The minimum is 1.

8.
Select Perform initial one-time export to perform the virtual export immediately instead of after the next scheduled snapshot.
9.
Click Next.
10.
On the Volumes page, select the volumes to export, for example, C:\ and D:\, and then click Next.
11.
On the Summary page, click Finish to complete the wizard and to start the export.

Exporting data to a Hyper-V virtual machine

In Rapid Recovery, you can export data to Hyper-V Export by performing a one-time export, or by establishing a continual export (for Virtual Standby).

For information about supported host operating systems for first-generation and second-generation Hyper-V exports, see the topic "Hypervisor requirements" in the Rapid Recovery System Requirements Guide.

Complete the steps in the following procedures for the appropriate type of export.

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