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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

About disk mapping for a bare metal restore

After you connect to the Universal Recovery Console, you need to map volumes between those listed in the recovery point and the volumes existing on the target hardware.

Rapid Recovery attempts to automatically map volumes. If you accept the default mapping, then the disk on the destination machine is cleaned and re-partitioned and any previously existing data is deleted. The alignment is performed in the order the volumes are listed in the recovery point, and the volumes are allocated to the disks appropriately according to size, and so on. Assuming there is enough space on the target drive, no partitioning is required when using automatic disk alignment. A disk can be used by multiple volumes. If you manually map the drives, note that you cannot use the same disk twice.

For manual mapping, you must have the new machine correctly formatted already before restoring it. The destination machine must have a separate partition for each volume in the recovery point, including the system reserved volume. For more information, see Using the Universal Recovery Console for a BMR.

Complete the procedure for one of the following disk-mapping options:

This task is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Windows machines. It is part of the process for Using the Universal Recovery Console for a BMR.

If performing a BMR for a Linux machine from the Core Console, then this task is also a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines. It is part of the process for Launching a bare metal restore for Linux.

Automatically mapping disks for a BMR

This procedure lets you automatically map disks during a bare metal restore (BMR) using the Restore Machine Wizard.

Complete the steps in the following procedure to automatically select the volumes you want to recover and where to restore them.

4.
Click Next.
CAUTION: If you select Begin Restore, all existing partitions and data on the target drive are permanently removed and replaced with the contents of the selected recovery point, including the operating system and all data.

Manually mapping disks for a BMR

This procedure describes how to designate which disks should be stored in which locations on the restored machine.

To manually map disks, you must first use DiskPart on the Command Line on the BMR target machine to create and format target volumes. For more information, see DiskPart Command-Line Options (Standard 7 SP1) on the Microsoft Developer Network.

Complete the steps in the following procedure to manually select the volumes you want to recover and where to restore them.

5.
CAUTION: If you select Begin Restore, all existing partitions and data on the target drive will be removed permanently, and replaced with the contents of the selected recovery point, including the operating system and all data.

Performing a BMR from an archive

Rapid Recovery lets you restore a machine from bare metal using an archived recovery point.

The following tasks are prerequisites for this procedure.

From the Universal Recovery Console (URC), you can access the Rapid Recovery Core and retrieve a recovery point for a restore. You can also opt to restore your bare metal machine from a recovery point stored in an archive. The URC lets you reach this archive whether it is on a local drive, a network share, or a cloud account.

1.
In the URC, click the Restore from Archive tab.
2.
In the Location Type drop-down list, select the location of your archive. You can choose from the following options.

Table 147. Location type credentials options

Location Type

Option

Description

Local

Local path

The current location of the archive.

Network

Network path

The current location of the archive.

User

The user name for network share access.

Password

The password for network share access.

Cloud

Cloud Type

The provider of your cloud storage location. Select from the following options:

5.
Click Next.
6.
On the Machines page, select the machine you want to restore, and then click Next.
7.
On the Recovery Points page, select the recovery point you want to use to restore the machine, and then click Next.
8.
On the Mapping page, select one of the following options, and then complete the corresponding steps:
From the Volume Mapping drop-down list, select Automatic.
From the Volume Mapping drop-down, select Manual.
Under Destination Volumes, from the drop-down menu, select the appropriate target volume for each volume in the recovery point.
9.
In the mount maps path text box, enter a destination for the temporary storage of mapping files.

The default location is X:\ProgramData\AppRecovery\IndexEntriesMaps.

10.
Click Restore.
11.
Click Restore.
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