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vRanger 7.8 - Integration Guide for DR Series Disk Backup Appliance

Adding a Quest Rapid Data Access (RDA) repository

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Installing vRanger > Adding a Quest Rapid Data Access (RDA) repository

For more information about the Quest DR Series systems, see the Quest DR Series System Administrator Guide.
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In the My Repositories pane, right-click anywhere, and click Add > Quest Rapid Data Access (RDA).
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In the Add Quest Rapid Access Repository dialog box, complete the following fields:
Repository Name: Enter a descriptive name for the repository.
Description: [Optional] Enter a long-form description for the repository.
DNS Name or IP: Enter the DNS name or IP address of the Quest DR Series system.
RDA Username: Enter a user account that can be used to log in to the device. On the Quest DR Series system, only one user account exists, and the user ID for that account is backup_user. You can only change the password for this account; you cannot create an account or delete the existing account.
RDA Password: Enter the password for the user account — the default is: St0r@ge!
Logical Storage Unit: Enter the name of the storage container. Ensure that the container is created before you add the device. You cannot add the device if the specified container does not exist on the device. When creating the storage container, use the options:
Port Number: Leave this value at 0 to use the default.
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The connection to the repository is tested and the repository is added to the My Repositories pane and the Repository Information dialog box.
Import as Read-Only: To import all savepoint data into the vRanger database, but only for restores, click this button. You cannot back up data to this repository.
Import: To import all savepoint data into the vRanger database, click this button. vRanger is able to use the repository for backups and restores. vRanger requires read and write access to the directory.
Overwrite: To retain the savepoint data on the disk and not import it into vRanger, click this button. vRanger ignores the existence of the existing savepoint data and treats the repository as new.

Configuring repository replication

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TIP: For more information on repository replication, see the Quest DR Series System Administrator Guide.
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In the My Repositories pane, right-click the Quest Rapid Data Access (RDA) repository, and select Configure Replication.
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In the Configure Replication dialog box, complete the following fields:
Repository Name: Enter a descriptive name for the repository.
Description: [Optional] Enter a long-form description for the repository.
DNS Name or IP: The DNS name or IP address of the Quest DR Series system.
RDA Username: Enter a user account that can be used to log in to the device. On the Quest DR Series system, only one user account exists, and the user ID for that account is backup_user. You can only change the password for this account; you cannot create an account or delete the existing account.
RDA Password: Enter the password for the user account.
Logical Storage Unit: Enter the name of the storage container. Ensure that the container is created before you add the device. You cannot add the device if the specified container does not exist on the device. When creating the storage container, use the options:
Port Number: Leave this value at 0 to use the default.
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Click OK .
After replication is configured for a repository, the Configure Replication option is disabled for that repository.
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In the My Repositories pane, right-click the Quest Rapid Data Access (RDA) repository, and select Edit Replication Configuration.
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In the Edit Quest Rapid Data Access (RDA) dialog box, edit any of the following fields:
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Alternatively, view the Free Space field for up-to-date information about this repository.

Managing repository replication

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From the Tools menu on the vRanger toolbar, select Options.
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Under the Repositories node, select Replication.
TIP: You may also right-click the target repository in the My Repositories pane, and select Repository Replication Options.
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Select Enable savepoint replication for a successful backup job task, and click Ok.
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From the Tools menu on the vRanger toolbar, select Options.
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Under the Repositories node, select Replication.
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In the Repository Replication Configuration pane, find the Repository Name column, and select the applicable repository.
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Select Schedule repository synchronization.
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Start: In the drop-down list, select the time for the replication task to begin.
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Recurrence Pattern: Establish how often the changes should be synchronized. There are five options within this section:
Daily: The daily option can be scheduled to synchronize the repository every weekday or every x number of days.
Weekly: Repository synchronization can be configured to run on weekly intervals, from every week to every 99 weeks. The day of the week on which to run synchronization tasks can be configured.
Monthly: The monthly option offers the following configurations:
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Day [x] of every [y] month:
x can be any value from 1 to 31. This value determines the day of the month on which the synchronization job occurs.
y can be any value from 1 to 99. This value determines the monthly interval — for example, every two months sets the job to run every other month.
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The [f] [d] of every [y] month(s):
f can be either: first, second, third, fourth or last.
d can be: weekday, weekend day, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.
y can be any value from 1 to 99. This value determines the monthly interval — for example, every two months sets the synchronization task to run every other month.
Yearly: The yearly option offers the following configurations:
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Every [m] [x]:
m is any month of the year. This value determines the month of the year in which the synchronization occurs.
x can be any value from 1 to 31. This value determines the day of the month on which the synchronization occurs.
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The [f] [d] of [m]:
f can be either: first, second, third, fourth, or last.
d can be: day, weekday, weekend day, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.
m is any month of the year. This value determines the month of the year in which the synchronization occurs.
Interval: The interval option lets you select the number of days, hours, and minutes that should pass between synchronization jobs. The interval selected must be greater than or equal to five minutes.
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Click OK to schedule the job.
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In the My Repositories pane, right-click the source or replication repository, and select Synchronize.
From the Tools menu on the vRanger toolbar, select Options. Under the Repositories node, select Replication.
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Clear the check box for Enable savepoint replication for a successful backup job task or Schedule repository synchronization, or both.
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In the My Repositories pane, right-click the replication repository, and click Remove.
IMPORTANT: Ensure that Delete all savepoints in this repository is not selected.
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In the My Repositories pane, click Add.
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Complete the Add Repository dialog box, and click OK.
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When vRanger detects that the repository being added contains savepoint data and displays the Warning: Existing Repository Found dialog box, click Import to reconfigure the repository as a primary repository.
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In the My Repositories pane, right-click the Quest Rapid Data Access (RDA) repository, and select Remove.
The Remove Repository dialog box appears, showing the savepoints in the selected repository.
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Select Delete all savepoints in this repository.
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To delete the savepoints in a replicated repository, select Delete all savepoints in replication repository.
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When the Delete Savepoints dialog box appears, click OK.
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In the My Repositories pane, right-click anywhere, and click Add > Windows Share (CIFS).
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In the Add Windows Network Share Repository dialog box, complete the following fields:
Repository Name: Enter a name for the repository.
Description: [Optional] Enter a long-form description for the repository.
User Name and Password: Enter the credentials for accessing the CIFS share.
Security Protocol: Select a protocol, NTLM (default) or NTLMv2.
Server: Enter the UNC path to the applicable repository directory. Alternatively, you may enter a partial path and click Browse to find the target directory.
IMPORTANT: Do not select Encrypt all backups to this repository. Using encryption or compression with deduplicated repositories limits or disables deduplication. Encryption and compression should not be used with any repository type that provides deduplication.
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The connection to the repository is tested and the repository is added to the My Repositories pane and the Repository Information dialog box.
Import as Read-Only: To import all savepoint data into the vRanger database, but only for restores, click this button. You cannot back up data to this repository.
Import: To import all savepoint data into the vRanger database, click this button. vRanger is able to use the repository for backups and restores. vRanger requires read and write access to the directory.
Overwrite: To retain the savepoint data on the disk and not import it into vRanger, click this button. vRanger ignores the existence of the existing savepoint data and treats the repository as new.
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Click Next.
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In the My Repositories pane, right-click anywhere, and click Add > NFS.
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In the Add Network File Share Repository dialog box, complete the following fields:
Repository Name: Enter a descriptive name for the repository.
Description: [Optional] Enter a long-form description for the repository.
DNS Name or IP: Enter the IP or FQDN for the repository.
Export Directory: Specify the export directory, which is similar in concept to a network share. You must create a target subdirectory in the export directory.
Target Directory: Enter a subdirectory of the NFS export directory. This directory is the location to which savepoints are written.
IMPORTANT: Do not select Encrypt all backups to this repository. Using encryption or compression with deduplicated repositories limits or disables deduplication. Encryption and compression should not be used with any repository type that provides deduplication.
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The connection to the repository is tested and the repository is added to the My Repositories pane and the Repository Information dialog box.
Import as Read-Only: To import all savepoint data into the vRanger database, but only for restores, click this button. You cannot back up data to this repository.
Import: To import all savepoint data into the vRanger database, click this button. vRanger is able to use the repository for backups and restores. vRanger requires read and write access to the directory.
Overwrite: To retain the savepoint data on the disk and not import it into vRanger, click this button. vRanger ignores the existence of the existing savepoint data and treats the repository as new.

Maintaining your DR Series appliance

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IMPORTANT: The procedures for maintaining the Quest DR Series are covered in the Quest DR Series System Administrator Guide. The information provided in the following topic is a summary of common maintenance tasks.
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