Often, when performing a BMR, the destination drive is a new volume that may consist of a single partition. The drive on the destination machine must have the same partition table as in the recovery point, including the size of the volumes. If the destination drive does not contain the same partitions, you must create them before performing the bare metal restore. Use the fdisk utility to create partitions on the destination drive equal to the partitions on the source drive.
After creating partitions on a new volume on the destination drive to perform bare metal restore, if you are not using auto partition, you must format the partitions before they can be mounted. If this situation applies to you, format partitions in ext3, ext4, or XFS formats.
For all other scenarios, you do not need to format partitions.
If performing manual partitioning for BMR of a Linux machine using the Restore Machine Wizard, you must first mount the appropriate partitions on the destination machine. Perform this action from the command line in the Universal Recovery Console.
This process is a step in performing a BMR for Linux machines from the command line.
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.