This section contains an introduction to Rapid Recovery and where you can find its system requirements.
This section includes the following topics:
Rapid Recovery is a backup, replication, and recovery solution that offers near-zero recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives. Rapid Recovery offers data protection, disaster recovery, data migration and data management. You have the flexibility of performing bare-metal restore (to similar or dissimilar hardware), and you can restore backups to physical or virtual machines (VMs), regardless of origin. Rapid Recovery lets you create backup archives to a wide range of supported systems including archiving to the cloud. With Rapid Recovery, you can replicate to one or more targets for added redundancy and security.
Rapid Recovery offers:
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For every software release, Quest reviews and updates the system requirements for Rapid Recovery software and related components. This information is exclusively available in the release-specific Rapid Recovery System Requirements Guide. Use that document as your single authoritative source for system requirements for each release.
You can find system requirements and all other documentation at the technical documentation website at https://support.quest.com/rapid-recovery/technical-documents/.
NOTE: The default view of the technical documentation website shows documentation for the most recent generally available version of the Rapid Recovery software. Using the filters at the top of the page, you can view documentation for a different software release, or filter the view by document type.
Administrators often use command line interfaces (CLIs) and scripting to extend the functionality of an application.
Rapid Recovery ships with two CLI modules that allow users to invoke application commands and functionality at the command line instead of using the Rapid Recovery Core Console graphic user interface (GUI). Quest also provides a small collection of useful sample PowerShell scripts.
The Rapid Recovery Command Line Management utility, cmdutil.exe, is a CLI created for use with Rapid Recovery. Using the commands described in this document as a guide, administrators have third-party access to manage Rapid Recovery Core system functions. Long-time users may refer to this tool as aacmd.
The Rapid Recovery PowerShell module is a Windows utility that lets users interact with the Core server by using Windows PowerShell® scripts. Using the commands described in this document, administrators can access at the command line much of the functionality offered by the Rapid Recovery Core Console.
Administrators can run scripts from both the Rapid Recovery Core and from a protected machine. Scripts can accept parameters, and the output of a script is written to Core and protected machine log files.
While customized scripts are not supported by Quest Data Protection Support, knowedgeable users can use the sample PowerShell scripts or customize their own scripts to run at designated occurrences; for example, before or after a snapshot, before or after attachability and mountability checks, and so on. (Because the scripts run before or after a specific Rapid Recovery process, they are referred to as pre- and post- scripts.)
The Scripting section of this document includes information such as the location of sample PowerShell pre- and post scripts, suggestions for testing scripts, and qualifiers available for use in all PowerShell scripts.
Input parameters for sample scripts are listed, as are the names and full code for each sample script.