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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

The Local Mount Utility

This section describes how to download, install, and use the Windows-based Rapid Recovery Local Mount Utility (LMU) to mount recovery points and explore the contents from a file level using a machine that does not host the Rapid Recovery Core.

About the Local Mount Utility

The Local Mount Utility (LMU) is a downloadable Windows-based application that lets you mount a Rapid Recovery recovery point in any of the three available modes on any compatible Windows machine. The light-weight utility can be installed on the same 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems as the Rapid Recovery Agent software, but it does not have to be installed on the same machine as the Agent. The LMU includes the rapidrecovery-vdisk (formerly aavdisk) and aavstor drivers, but it does not run as a service. When you install the utility, by default, it is installed in the directory C:\Program Files\AppRecovery\Local Mount Utility and a shortcut appears on the machine’s desktop.

While the utility was designed for remote access to a Rapid Recovery Core machine, you can also install the LMU on the same machine as a Rapid Recovery Core. When it runs on a Core, the application recognizes and displays all mounts from that Core, including mounts performed through the Rapid Recovery Core Console. Likewise, mounts performed on the LMU also appear in the Core Console.

When the LMU is installed on the same machine as Mailbox Restore, the LMU automatically launches Mailbox Restore when you use it to open an Exchange database. Mailbox Restore is the Quest Rapid Recovery application used to restore Microsoft Exchange data stores and items. You can install it upon installation of the LMU or the Rapid Recovery Core. For more information about Mailbox Restore, see the Mailbox Restore for Exchange User Guide.

Working with Rapid Recovery Core machines in the Local Mount Utility

The Local Mount Utility (LMU) lets you work with an unlimited number of Core machines locally or remotely. If you install the LMU on a Rapid Recovery Core server, that machine automatically appears in the LMU as the localhost. All additional remote Cores appear as their machine names or IP addresses, depending on the information you entered when you added them. With the LMU, you can add, edit, and remove Core machines. For more information, see the following procedures:

Adding a Core machine to the Local Mount Utility

Complete the following procedure to set up the LMU by adding a Core.

The Add Core dialog box appears.
In the Add Core dialog box, enter the requested credentials described in the following table.

Table 164. Rapid Recovery Core credentials



Host name

The name or IP address of the Core from which you want to mount recovery points.

NOTE: If installing the LMU on a Rapid Recovery Core machine, the LMU automatically adds the localhost machine.


The port number used to communicate with the Core.

The default port number is 8006.

Use my Windows user credentials

Select this option if the credentials you use to access the Core are the same as your Windows credentials.

Use specific credentials

Select this option if the credentials you use to access the Core are different from your Windows credentials.

User name

The user name used to access the Core machine.


The password used to access the Core machine.

Click Connect.
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