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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

Setting up continual export to VirtualBox

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 continuous export to a VirtualBox virtual machine (VM) using Rapid Recovery.

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.
Click Next.
On the Virtual Standby page, click Add to launch the Virtual Machine Export Wizard.
On the Machines page of the Virtual Machine Export Wizard, select the protected machine that you want to export.
Click Next.
On the Recovery Points page, select the recovery point that you want to use for the export.
Click Next.
On the Destination page of the Export Wizard, in the Recover to a Virtual Machine drop-down menu, select VirtualBox.
On the Virtual Machine Options page, select Remote Linux Machine.

Table 126. Remote Linux machine settings



VirtualBox Host Name

Enter an IP address or host name for the VirtualBox server. This field represents the IP address or host name of the remote VirtualBox server.


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

Virtual Machine Name

Enter a name for the virtual machine being created.

Target Path

Specify a target path to create the virtual machine.

User Name

User name of the account on the target machine, for example, root.


Password for the user account on the target machine.


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.

Select Perform initial one-time export to perform the virtual export immediately instead of after the next scheduled snapshot.
Click Next.
On the Volumes page, select the volumes of data to export, and then click Next.
On the Summary page, click Finish to complete the wizard and to start the export.

Exporting data to an Azure virtual machine

In Rapid Recovery, you can export data to Azure by performing a one-time export, or by establishing a continual export (for virtual standby). One-time export to the Azure platform includes deployment in the workflow. If using a continual export, you can also later deploy the exported files to a bootable VM.

For more information on working with Azure, see .

For prerequisites for virtual export to Azure, see Before virtual export to Azure.

For a detailed description of unique aspects of virtual export for Azure, see Exporting and deploying VMs for Azure.

For more information on Azure configurations and pricing, see the virtual machines pricing page on the Azure website.

For links to other useful references on Microsoft websites, see .

For procedures related to exporting or deploying VMs on Azure, see the following related links.

Working with Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a subscription-based cloud computing platform. The following information is provided to Rapid Recovery customers to facilitate using Azure with our product.

Azure interface disclaimer

The Microsoft Azure interface is subject to change.

The information provided in this document relating to steps required in Azure were current as of the date of publication. This information is provided as a service to our customers to assist them with Azure prerequisites.

However, when working with Azure, be aware that specific steps, URLs or even the Azure interface may change at any time, which is beyond our control.

If you are having difficulty performing any steps related to your Azure account, please seek the advice of a Microsoft Azure representative.

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