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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

Mounting partitions from the command line

If performing a BMR using the Rapid Recovery Core Console, you must first mount the appropriate partitions on the destination machine. Perform this from the command line in the Universal Recovery Console.

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

Complete the steps in this procedure to mount partitions on the Linux machine before performing a restore.

1.
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.

4.
Repeat Step 3 as necessary until you have mounted all required volumes.

After you mount the volumes, you can perform a restore to the destination Linux machine from the Rapid Recovery Core Console. See Launching a bare metal restore for Linux.

Launching a bare metal restore for Linux

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

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

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

If restoring from the command line using the local_mount utility, then you must first set appropriate privileges, mount volumes, execute local_mount, obtain information about the Core from the list of machines, connect to the core, obtain a list of recovery points, select the recovery point you want to roll back onto bare metal, and launch the restore.

Optionally, you may want to start the Screen utility.

To launch a BMR from the command line, perform the following tasks.

Starting the Screen utility

Included on the Live DVD is Screen, a utility which is available when you boot from the Live DVD into the Universal Recovery Console. Screen allows users to manage multiple shells simultaneously over a single Secure Shell (SSH) session or console window. This allows you to perform one task in a terminal window (such as verify mounted volumes) and, while that is running, open or switch to another shell instance to perform another task (such as to run the local_mount utility).

The Screen utility also has its own scroll-back buffer, which enables you to scroll the screen to view larger amounts of data, such as a list of recovery points.

The screen utility starts on the machine booted with the Live DVD by default. However, if you have closed this application, you must start the Screen utility from the Live DVD using the procedure below.

The Screen utility starts.

Launching a bare metal restore for a Linux machine using the command line

Once the Live DVD ISO image is accessible on the machine on which you want to perform a BMR, and the number and size of volumes matches between the target machine and the recovery point you want to restore to bare metal, then you can launch a restore from the command line using the local_mount utility.

If you want to perform a BMR using the Rapid Recovery Core Console UI, see Selecting a recovery point and initiating a BMR.

This task is a step in Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines. It is part of the process for Launching a bare metal restore for a Linux machine using the command line.

Complete the steps in this procedure to select a recovery point on the Core to roll back to the physical or virtual BMR target machine.

1.
To run the Rapid Recovery local_mount utility as root, type the following command and then press Enter:
3.
When prompted, enter the connection information for the Rapid Recovery Core as described in the following table, pressing Enter after each required command:

Table 148. Rapid Recovery Core connection information

Text Box

Description

Required

Rapid Recovery Core IP address or hostname

The IP address or hostname of the Rapid Recovery Core.

Yes

Domain

The domain of the Rapid Recovery Core. This is optional.

No

User

The user name for an administrative user on the Core

Yes

Password

The password used to connect the administrative user to the Core.

Yes

A list displays showing the machines protected by the Rapid Recovery Core. It lists the machines found by line item number, the host display name or IP address, and an ID number for the machine.

A list displays the base and incremental recovery points for that machine. This list includes:

This command rolls back the volume image specified by the ID from the Core to the specified path. The path for the restore is the path for the device file descriptor and is not the directory to which it is mounted.

NOTE: You can also specify a line number in the command instead of the recovery point ID number to identify the recovery point. In that case, use the agent/machine line number (from the lm output), followed by the recovery point line number and volume letter (from the lettered list of volumes within the recovery point), followed by the path. For example:

r <machine_line_item_number> <base_image_recovery_point_line_number> <volume_letter> <path>

For example, type:

r 1 24 a /dev/sda1

In this command, <path> is the file descriptor for the actual volume.

After the restore begins, a series of messages will display that notify you of the restore completion status.

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