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vRanger 7.8 - Installation/Upgrade Guide

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Installing the vRanger virtual appliance (VA)

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Before you install > Installing the vRanger virtual appliance (VA)

While the deployment and configuration of the VA are covered in the Quest vRanger User’s Guide, the following information might help you understand the usage of the VA.

VA usage

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Linux® file-level restore

Deployment locations

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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.

Creating a vRanger repository

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Before you install > Creating a vRanger repository

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.
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