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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

Connecting to the BMR target from the Rapid Recovery Core

After you start the target Linux machine with the Live DVD, this machine is ready for you to connect to it from the Core and begin the bare metal restore process. You can perform this process using any one of two methods:

Launching a restore from the Rapid Recovery Core Console. For more information, see Launching a bare metal restore for Linux.

Managing Linux partitions

When performing a BMR, the destination drive onto which you will be restoring data must have the same partitions as in the recovery point you are restoring. You may need to create partitions to meet this requirement.

You can launch the restore from the command line using the local_mount utility, or you can launch the restore from the Rapid Recovery Core Console. If restoring using the user interface, you must first mount the partitions.

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

You can perform the following tasks:

Creating partitions on the destination drive

Often, when performing a BMR, the destination drive is a new volume that may consist of a single partition. The drive on the destination machine must have the same partition table as in the recovery point, including the size of the volumes. If the destination drive does not contain the same partitions, you must create them before performing the bare metal restore. Use the fdisk utility to create partitions on the destination drive equal to the partitions on the source drive.

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

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From the command line, enter the following command and then press Enter to change privileges to run as administrator and then list existing disk partitions:

A list of all volumes appears.

This example assumes the volume you want to partition is /dev/sda. If your volume is different (for example, for older drives, you may see /dev/hda), change commands accordingly.

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To specify partition number, enter the partition number and then press Enter. For example, to specify partition 1, type 1 and then press Enter.

For example, to allocate 500 M for the boot partition, type the following and then press Enter:

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To assign a bootable flag for the appropriate partition, type the number of the partition and then press Enter. For example, to assign a bootable flag for partition 1, type 1 and then press Enter.

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Formatting partitions on the destination drive

After creating partitions on a new volume on the destination drive to perform bare metal restore, if you are not using auto partition, you must format the partitions before they can be mounted. If this situation applies to you, follow this procedure to format partitions in ext3, ext4, or XFS formats.

For all other scenarios, you do not need to format partitions as described in this topic.

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

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From the command line, enter the following command and then press Enter to change privileges to run as administrator and then list existing disk partitions:

A list of all volumes appears.

This example assumes the partition you want to format is /dev/sda1. If your volume is different (for example, for older drives, you may see /dev/hda), change commands accordingly.

The selected partition is formatted accordingly.

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