Creating the boot media
To restore a savepoint to a physical machine, you must first boot the target server into the vRanger restore environment using the vRanger Restore images — ISO for CD, IMG for a bootable USB drive. You can download the restore image files — vzRestore-<version>.iso and vzRestore-<version>.img — from the Quest website.
To create the boot media, complete one of the following procedures:
Complete the steps in the following procedure to create a bootable CD.
Complete the steps in the following procedure to create a bootable USB drive.
|NOTE: There are no native Windows®
utilities for creating a bootable USB drive from an IMG file. The following procedure was created using a freeware application, Image Writer for Windows. Follow the instructions for your application.
|In the Device
drop-down list, ensure that the correct USB drive is selected.
Booting the target server
For vRanger to detect the target server, the target server must be booted into the vRanger restore environment and have a valid IP address. The vRanger Restore image is configured to use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) by default. If you are using static IP, some additional steps are required.
To boot the target server, complete one of the following procedures:
Complete the steps in the following procedure to boot into the vRanger restore environment using DHCP.
When the boot is complete, a list of available network devices and their connection status appears.
Booting into the restore environment using static IP
Complete the steps in the following procedure to boot into the vRanger restore environment using a static IP address.
When the boot is complete, a list of available network devices and their connection status appears. If no DHCP server is detected, each Ethernet device shows as “Disconnected.”
If only one device is present, it is automatically selected.
to select the highlighted network interface.
You are then prompted to select either Use DHCP, which attempts to obtain an IP address again, or Configure Static IP.
|In the Setting Static IP
dialog box, enter the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway information, and then select Submit
The target server is configured with the selected IP information.
Selecting a savepoint
The savepoint is from where the data for the physical machine is restored.
|In the Working Repository
pane, select a savepoint to restore.
To select a different savepoint, expand the machine row and select the desired savepoint. Right-click the savepoint, and click Restore, or click Restore on the vRanger toolbar. The Restore Wizard starts.