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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

Loading drivers to the operating system

This procedure describes how to load drivers to the operating system on a bare metal restore (BMR) target.

To inject drivers to the operating system, you have already completed the following tasks:

Created a boot CD using the Boot CD Builder in the Rapid Recovery Core Console. For more information, see Creating a boot CD ISO image.
Performed a restore using either the Restore Machine Wizard in the Rapid Recovery Core Console or an archive from the Universal Recovery Console (URC). For more information, see Performing a bare metal restore using the Restore Machine Wizard and Performing a BMR from an archive.

After you perform a Restore, the process is not complete until you inject the drivers to the operating system on the bare metal restore (BMR) target. This task is in addition to loading drivers in the URC.

Click OK.
Repeat Step 3 through Step 5 for each additional driver you need to load.

Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines

In Rapid Recovery you can perform a Bare Metal Restore (BMR) for a Linux machine, including a restore of the system volume. BMR functionality is supported using the command line local_mount utility and from within the Core Console UI.

CAUTION: Rapid Recovery supports ext2 partition types only if the kernel is 3.10 and above. If using an earlier kernel, convert any ext2 partitions to ext3, ext4, or XFS before you begin protecting and backing up the machine.
CAUTION: When you boot a restored Linux machine for the first time after a BMR, Rapid Recovery takes a base image of the restored machine. Depending on the amount of data on the machine, this process takes more time than taking an incremental snapshot. For more information about base images and incremental snapshots, see Understanding protection schedules.

To perform a bare metal restore for Linux machines, perform the following tasks.

If you are using auto-partitioning for BMR within the Core Console, you do not need to mount partitions. Rapid Recovery will restore the same partitions as those included in the recovery point(s) being restored.

Prerequisites for performing a bare metal restore for a Linux machine

Before you can begin the process of performing a bare metal restore for a Linux machine, you must ensure that the following conditions and criteria exist:

Backups of the machine you want to restore. You must have a functioning Rapid Recovery Core containing recovery points of the protected server you want to restore.
Live DVD boot image. Obtain the Linux Live DVD ISO image, which includes a bootable version of Linux. Download it from the Rapid Recovery License Portal at . If you have any issues downloading the Live DVD, contact Quest Data Protection Support.

Managing a Linux boot image

A bare metal restore for Linux requires a Live DVD boot image, which you download from the Rapid Recovery License Portal. You will use this image to start the destination Linux machine. Based on the specifics of your environment you may need to transfer this image to physical media such as a CD or DVD. You must then virtually or physically load the boot image, and start the Linux server from the boot image.

Managing a Linux boot image is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines.

You can perform the following tasks:

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