Many actions in the Rapid Recovery Core Console require you to enter account credentials.
After accounts have been added to the Credentials Vault, when prompted to authenticate, you can view the list of accounts and select an account with one click, rather than manually entering your account user name and password.
Follow this procedure to use an account from the Credentials Vault.
The Credentials Vault drop-down grid appears. Each row shows the user name and description associated with an account held in the vault.
The grid closes, and the account information is passed to the window or dialog box. Since passwords are hidden, the password field is not shown.
This section describes how to use and manage the snapshots and recovery points generated by Rapid Recovery. It includes information about mounting, viewing, and forcing, as well as migrating and deleting recovery points.
A recovery point is a collection of snapshots taken of individual disk volumes and stored in the repository. Snapshots capture and store the state of a disk volume at a given point in time while the applications that generate the data are still in use. In Rapid Recovery, you can force a snapshot, temporarily pause snapshots, and view lists of current recovery points in the repository as well as delete them if needed. Recovery points are used to restore protected machines or to mount to a local file system.
The snapshots that are captured by Rapid Recovery are done so at the block level and are application aware. This means that all open transactions and rolling transaction logs are completed and caches are flushed to disk before creating the snapshot.
Rapid Recovery uses a low-level volume filter driver, which attaches to the mounted volumes and then tracks all block-level changes for the next impending snapshot. Microsoft Volume Shadow Services (VSS) is used to facilitate application crash consistent snapshots.
Complete the steps in the following procedure to view the full list of recovery points for a protected machine. For more information on viewing specific recovery points, see Viewing recovery points for a machine
NOTE: If you are protecting data from a DAG or CCR server cluster, the associated recovery points do not appear at the cluster level. They are only visible at the node or machine level.
The Recovery Points page appears, showing a Recovery Points Summary pane and a Recovery Points pane.
You can view summary information about the recovery points for the machine as described in the following table.
|Total recovery points||Lists the total number of recovery points saved to the repository for this machine.|
|Total protected data||Indicates the amount of storage space used in the repository for these recovery points.|
|Repository||Lists the name of the repository in which these recovery points are stored.|
|Repository status||Graphically displays the amount of space consumed by the recovery points. Shows percentage of the repository used, the amount of space, and the total space of the repository. Click on the graph to see the amount of space remaining.|
You can view information about the recovery points for the machine as described in the following table.
|Icon||Graphic depiction of either a recovery point or, if expanded, a volume within the recovery point. Recovery points show an arrow indicating that detail can be expanded (or, if expanded, an arrow showing that the menu can be contracted).|
|Encrypted||Indicates if the recovery point is encrypted.|
|Status||Indicates current status of the recovery point.|
|Contents and More Information||
Lists the volumes included in the recovery point. For Exchange servers, click to display information about the server.
|Type||Defines a recovery point as either a base image or an incremental (differential) snapshot.|
|Creation Date||Displays the date when the recovery point was created.|
|Size||Displays the amount of space that the recovery point consumes in the repository.|
|The [More] drop-down menu lets you perform certain functions for the selected recovery point.|