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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

Transferring the boot CD ISO image to media

When you create the boot CD file, it is stored as an ISO image in the path you specified. You must be able to mount this image as a drive on the server on which you are performing a bare metal restore.

You can burn the boot CD ISO image onto compact disc (CD) or digital video disk (DVD) media accessible at system startup.

When you start the machine from the boot CD, the Universal Recovery Console launches automatically.

If performing a BMR on a virtual machine, this step is not required. Simply load the ISO image in a drive and edit settings for that VM to start from that drive.

Loading the boot CD and starting the target machine

To connect to the Rapid Recovery Core Console or to use Chromium for downloading additional drivers, you must first load an Ethernet controller and network adapter. For more information, see Loading drivers using the Universal Recovery Console.

To open the Rapid Recovery Universal Recovery Console (URC) user interface, click the Quest icon at the top of the screen.

The IP address and password for the machine appear under Authentication.

The machine is ready for you to connect to the Core, select a recovery point, and continue the bare metal restore process.

Using the Universal Recovery Console for a BMR

Before launching a bare metal restore (BMR) for a Windows machine, the following conditions are required:

A BMR initiates a machine using a recovery point you select. The recovery point includes drivers from the previous hardware. If restoring to dissimilar hardware, then you must inject storage controller drivers into the operating system being restored using the URC after the data has been restored to the drive, This lets the restored operating system start using the new set of hardware. After the OS starts, you can then download and install any additional drivers the OS needs to interact with the new hardware.

To launch a BMR from the Rapid Recovery Core Console, perform the following tasks.

This process is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Windows machines.

About the Universal Recovery Console tools

The Universal Recovery Console (URC) includes access to tools that may assist you with completing a bare metal restore (BMR).

You can find the following tools by clicking the center icon at the top of the Quest splash screen on a BMR target that is booted into the URC:

Far Manager. This tool is similar to Windows Explorer. It provides a way to browse for files on the server until you complete the BMR and install an operating system with its own browsing function, such as Windows Explorer.
Chromium. This open-source browser lets you access the Internet on a server that has a network controller loaded through the URC.
PuTTY. This tool is an open-source terminal emulator. In the context of a Rapid Recovery BMR, it lets you connect to a NAS storage device that does not include a user interface. This capability may be necessary if you want to restore from an archive and the archive is on a NAS.
Notepad. As in a Windows operating system, this tool lets you type unformatted notes and view log files.
Task Manager. As in a Windows operating system, this tool lets you manage processes and monitor the performance of the server while the restore is in progress.
Registry Editor. As in a Windows operating system, this tool lets you change the system registry of the BMR target.
Command Prompt. This tool lets you perform commands on the BMR target outside of the URC until you install a user interface.
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