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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

Performing a one-time Hyper-V export

Complete the steps in this procedure to perform a one-time export to Hyper-V.

1.
In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, in the button bar, click the Restore drop-down menu, click VM Export.
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Click Next.
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On the Machines page, select the protected machine that you want to export.
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Click Next.
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On the Recovery Points page, select the recovery point that you want to use for the export.
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Click Next.
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On the Destination page, in the Export to Virtual machine drop-down menu, select Hyper-V.
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To indicate that the Hyper-V server is located on a remote machine, click Remote host, and then enter the information for the remote host as described in the following table.

Table 123. Remote host information

Text Box

Description

Host Name

Enter an IP address or host name for the Hyper-V server. It represents the IP address or host name of the remote Hyper-V server.

Port

Enter a port number for the machine. It represents the port through which the Core communicates with this machine.

User name

Enter the user name for the user with administrative privileges for the workstation with the Hyper-V server. It is used to specify the logon credentials for the virtual machine.

Password

Enter the password for the user account with administrative privileges on the workstation with Hyper-V server. It is used to specify the logon credentials for the virtual machine.

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Click Next.
12.
On the Virtual Machines Options page, in the VM Machine Location text box, enter the path for the virtual machine; for example, D:\export. This is used to identify the location of the virtual machine.
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In the Virtual Machine Name text box, enter the name for the virtual machine .

The name you enter appears in the list of virtual machines in the Hyper-V Manager console.

Use the same amount of RAM as the source machine. Select this option to identify that the RAM use is identical between the virtual and source machines.
Use a specific amount of RAM. Select this option if you want to specify the amount of RAM in MB.

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.

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On the Volumes page, select the volume(s) to export; for example, C:\.
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On the Volumes page, click Finish to complete the wizard and to start the export.

Setting up continual export to Hyper-V

Complete the steps in this procedure to set up continual export to a Hyper-V 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.
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On the Machines page of the Virtual Machine Export Wizard, select the protected machine that you want to export.
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Click Next.
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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, in the Export to a Virtual Machine drop-down menu, select Hyper-V, and then do one of the following:
To indicate that the Hyper-V server is located on a remote machine, click Remote host, and then enter the parameters for the remote host as described in the following table.

Table 124. Remote host information

Text Box

Description

Host Name

Enter an IP address or host name for the Hyper-V server. It represents the IP address or host name of the remote Hyper-V server.

Port

Enter a port number for the machine. It represents the port through which the Core communicates with this machine.

User name

Enter the user name for the user with administrative privileges for the workstation with the Hyper-V server. It is used to specify the logon credentials for the virtual machine.

Password

Enter the password for the user account with administrative privileges on the workstation with Hyper-V server. It is used to specify the logon credentials for the virtual machine.

7.
Click Next.
8.
On the Virtual Machines Options page, in the VM Machine Location text box, enter the path for the virtual machine; for example, D:\export. This is used to identify the location of the virtual machine.
9.
In the Virtual Machine Name text box, enter the name for the virtual machine.

The name you enter appears in the list of virtual machines in the Hyper-V Manager console.

Use the same amount of RAM as the source machine. Select this option to identify that the RAM use is identical between the virtual and source machines.
Use a specific amount of RAM. Select this option if you want to specify the amount of RAM in MB.

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.

14.
On the Volumes page, select the volume(s) to export; for example, C:\.
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Select Perform initial one-time export to perform the virtual export immediately instead of after the next scheduled snapshot.
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On the Volumes page, click Finish to complete the wizard and to start the export.

Exporting data to a VirtualBox virtual machine

In Rapid Recovery, you can export data to VirtualBox 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 VirtualBox export

To export to a VirtualBox VM on a remote Windows host, you must have VirtualBox installed on the Core machine. This requirement does not apply for VMs hosted on Linux.

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

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.
5.
Click Next.
6.
On the Recovery Points page, select the recovery point that you want to use for the export.
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Click Next.
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On the Destination page in the Export Wizard, in the Export to a virtual machine drop-down menu, select VirtualBox, and then click Next.
9.
On the Virtual Machine Options page, select Use Windows machine.

Table 125. Virtual machine parameters

Option

Description

Virtual Machine Name

Enter a name for the virtual machine being created.

Target Path

Specify a local or remote target path to create the virtual machine.

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.

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To specify a user account for the virtual machine, select Specify the user account for the exported virtual machine, and then enter the following information. This refers to a specific user account for which the virtual machine will be registered in the event there are multiple user accounts on the virtual machine. When this user account is logged on, only this user will see this Virtual Machine in VirtualBox manager. If an account is not specified, then the Virtual Machine will be registered for all existing users on the Windows machine with VirtualBox.
12.
Click Next.
13.
On the Volumes page, select the volumes to export, for example, C:\ and D:\, and then click Next.
14.
On the Summary page, click Finish to complete the wizard and to start the export.
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