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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

Editing a scheduled archive

Rapid Recovery lets you change the details of a scheduled archive. To edit a scheduled archive, complete the steps in the following procedure.

1.
In the Rapid Recovery Core Console, click the More drop-down menu on the icon bar, and then select Archives.
2.
On the Archives page, under Scheduled Archives, click the drop-down menu next to the archive you want to change, and then click Edit.

The Archive Wizard opens.

3.
On the Location page of the Archive Wizard, select one of the following options from the Location Type drop-down list:

Table 155. Archive details

Option

Text Box

Description

Local

Location

Enter the local path where you want the archive to reside; for example, d:\work\archive.

Network

Location

Enter the network path where you want the archive to reside; for example, \\servername\sharename.

User name

Enter the user name for the user with access to the network share.

Password

Enter the password for the user with access to the network share.

Cloud

Account

Select an account from the drop-down list.

Container

Select a container associated with your account from the drop-down menu.

Folder name

Enter a name for the folder in which the archived data is saved.

Use Glacier storage

To store your archive in Amazon Glacier storage, select this option. This option is intended for long-term storage of archives. For more information, see Amazon storage options and archiving/

5.
Click Next.
6.
On the Machines page of the wizard, select the protected machine or machines that contain the recovery points that you want to archive. Clear the machines that you do not want to archive.
7.
Click Next.
8.
On the Schedule page, select one of the following options from the Send data drop-down list:

Table 156. Send data options

Option

Text Box

Description

Daily

At time

Select the hour of the day you want to create a daily archive.

Weekly

At day of week

Select a day of the week on which to automatically create the archive.

At time

Select the hour of the day you want to create a daily archive.

Monthly

At day of months

Select the day of the month on which to automatically create the archive.

At time

Select the hour of the day you want to create a daily archive.

11.
Click Next.
12.
On the Options page, use the Recycle action drop-down list to select one of the options described in the following table:

Table 157. Archive recycle options

Text Box

Description

Incremental

Lets you add recovery points to an existing archive. It compares recovery points to avoid duplicating data that already exists in the archive.

Replace this Core

Overwrites any pre-existing archived data pertaining to this core but leaves the data for other cores intact.

Erase completely

Clears all archived data from the directory before writing the new archive.

13.
On the Options page of the wizard, determine whether to include full recovery point chains in your archive. For more information about recovery point chain options, see Recovery point chain options for archives. Do one of the following:
Select Build complete recovery point chains, including referenced base images outside the date range.
14.
Click Finish.
Rapid Recovery applies your changes to the archive.

Pausing or resuming a scheduled archive

If you have an archiving job scheduled to recur, you can pause or resume this action as necessary.

There may be times when you want to pause a scheduled archive job, such as if you need to change the destination archive location. Also, if you opted to initially pause archiving when you performed the Creating an archive procedure, you likely want to resume the scheduled archive later. Complete the steps in the following procedure to pause or resume scheduled archive.

1.
From the Rapid Recovery Core Console, and click the More menu on the icon bar, and then click Archives.
2.
On the Archives page, under Scheduled Archives, do one of the following:

The status of the archive displays in the Schedule column.

Forcing an archive job

Using this procedure, you can force Rapid Recovery to perform the archive job on a scheduled archive at any time.

1.
From the Rapid Recovery Core Console, in the icon bar, click the More menu on the icon bar, and then click Archives.
Rapid Recovery archives the recovery points according to the settings you chose for that archive, regardless of the scheduled archive time you set.

Checking an archive

Checking an archive verifies whether an archive and its contents are healthy enough to be restored.

You can scan an archive for the integrity of its structure, data segments, and index files by performing an archive check. The archive check verifies the presence of all necessary files within the archive and that the files are healthy. To perform an archive check, complete the steps in the following procedure.

1.
From the Rapid Recovery Core Console, in the icon bar, click the More menu on the icon bar, and then click Archives.
2.
On the Archives page, click [Check] Check.
The Check Archive dialog box appears.
3.
For Location type, select one of the following options from the drop-down list:
4.
Based on the location type you selected in Step 3, enter the details for the archive as described in the following table.

Table 158. Archive details

Option

Text Box

Description

Local

Location

Enter the local path for the archive.

Network

Location

Enter the network path for the archive.

User name

Enter the user name. It is used to establish logon credentials for the network share.

Password

Enter the password for the network path. It is used to establish logon credentials for the network share.

Cloud

Account

Select an account from the drop-down list.

Container

Select a container associated with your account from the drop-down menu.

Folder name

Select the folder in which the archived data is saved; for example, Rapid Recovery-7-Archive-[DATE CREATED]-[TIME CREATED]

Option

Description

Index files mapping offsets

This option checks that all the data on the internal structure of the archive is in the correct location.

Structure integrity

This option verifies the presence of certain internal files and the folder structure of the archive. If any files or folders are missing, the check fails.

Checksum integrity

This option checks the integrity of the data segments in the archive to ensure that the segments are healthy.

6.
Click Check File.
Rapid Recovery checks the archive according to your selections.
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