• Linux® file-level restore
• You must have a VA deployed on any VMware® ESXi™ host or cluster that is used for replication and backup. This requirement is true regardless of whether the host or cluster is used as the source or target of the replication task.
NOTE: The vRanger VA is now bundled with vRanger, and can be found in: C:\Program Files\Quest\vRanger
Designed for ease-of-use in recovery operations, repositories eliminate the need for countless backup locations and endless configurations. With vRanger, you can configure a repository once, and use it forever.
• EMC® Data Domain® Boost (DD Boost™)
A repository is essentially a directory on a supported file system that vRanger uses to store savepoints — backup archives. When viewed from outside vRanger, through Windows® Explorer, for example, a repository consists of a configuration file — GlobalManifest.metadata — and directories for each savepoint.
Any time you add a repository in vRanger a GlobalManifest.Metadata XML file is created in the selected folder. It is the presence of that manifest file that tells vRanger that a repository exists in that folder.
Repository location, along with the configuration of jobs to those repositories, plays a significant role in the performance of vRanger. Use the following recommendations to aid on planning your repository configuration.
The use of external USB drives or low quality NAS devices is not recommended. If these types of storage are used, the vRanger configuration settings must be adjusted to accommodate the slow devices. Recommended configuration settings for slower repositories are shown in the following list. These configurations can be made on the vRanger Configuration Options dialog box, available on the Tools > Options menu.