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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 the boot ISO image for Linux

The first step when performing a bare metal restore (BMR) for a Linux machine is to download the Linux Live DVD ISO image from the Rapid Recovery License Portal. The Live DVD functions with all Linux file systems supported by Rapid Recovery, and includes a bootable version of Linux, a screen utility, and the Rapid Recovery Universal Recovery Console (URC) interface. The Rapid Recovery Universal Recovery Console is an environment that is used to restore the system drive or the entire server directly from the Rapid Recovery Core.

To complete a bare-metal restore for a Linux machine, you need a Live DVD ISO image that matches your version of Rapid Recovery. The current version of Live DVD is available from the Rapid Recovery License Portal at https://licenseportal.com . If you need a different version, contact Quest Data Protection Support.

NOTE: For more information about the Rapid Recovery License Portal, see the Rapid Recovery License Portal User Guide.

This task is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines. It is part of the process for Managing a Linux boot image.

To download the Live DVD ISO image, complete the steps in this procedure.

1.
Log in to the Rapid Recovery License Portal at https://licenseportal.com .
The Downloads page displays.

Downloading a boot ISO image for Linux

The first step when performing a bare metal restore (BMR) for a Linux machine is to download the Linux Live DVD ISO image from the Rapid Recovery License Portal. The Live DVD functions with all Linux file systems supported by Rapid Recovery, and includes a bootable version of Linux, a screen utility, and the Rapid Recovery Universal Recovery Console (URC) interface. The Rapid Recovery Universal Recovery Console is an environment that is used to restore the system drive or the entire server directly from the Rapid Recovery Core.

To complete a bare-metal restore for a Linux machine, you need a Live DVD ISO image that matches your version of Rapid Recovery. The current version of Live DVD is available from the Rapid Recovery License Portal at https://licenseportal.com . If you need a different version, contact Quest Data Protection Support.

NOTE: For more information about the Rapid Recovery License Portal, see the Rapid Recovery License Portal User Guide.

This task is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines. It is part of the process for Managing a Linux boot image.

To download the Live DVD ISO image, complete the steps in this procedure.

1.
Log in to the Rapid Recovery License Portal at https://licenseportal.com .
The Downloads page displays.

Saving the Live DVD ISO image to media

When you download the Linux Live DVD file, it is stored as an ISO image in the path you specified. You must be able to boot the target Linux machine from the Live DVD image.

This task is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines. It is part of the process for Managing a Linux boot image.

If performing a BMR on a virtual machine, this step is not required. Simply load the ISO image in a drive and edit the machine settings for that VM to start from that drive. You can also use virtual export to restore a Linux VM. For more information, see VM export.

Loading the Live DVD and starting the target machine

After you obtain the Live DVD ISO image, you need to start the Linux machine from the newly created Live DVD.

This task is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines. It is part of the process for Managing a Linux boot image.

A Rapid Recovery splash screen displays and a terminal window opens, displaying the IP address and authentication password for the machine.

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