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Creating Report

Follow the instructions below to create a new Report.

1. Open the Web browser connected to the CDP Server 3.0 Web Interface and log in.

2. Click on "Recovery Points" in the Main Menu to open the "Recovery Points" screen.

3. Select an Agent and Disk Safe from the drop-down menus located on the "Recovery Points" list toolbar.

4. In the "Recovery Points" list, click on the "Bare-Metal Restore" icon in the "Actions" column for the Recovery Point from which you are going to restore.

To find a Recovery Point, you can use the Basic and Advanced List Filters. See Customizing the Recovery Points List.

5. The "Bare-Metal Restore" window opens.

6. Familiarize yourself with the introductory information and click "Next."

7. On the next page, select the file system you want to restore. All available file systems are listed. At least one must be selected by clicking on the appropriate checkbox.

To display filesystem properties, click on the "Plus" icon in front of the filesystem name. The following data is provided for each file system:
  • Device Path - For example, /dev/hda or \\?\Volume3579ab4a-fe52-11df-a7d8-806e6f6e6963.
  • Content Type - Either "MBR" (Master Boot Record) or a filesystem of special type. Most common file system types are NTFS (Windows) or EXT3 (Linux).
  • Device Path - The path used by the operating system to identify the hard disk or partition. In Windows, it looks like \\?\Volume2cb24442-fd22-11df-b57d-806e6f6e6963. In Linux, it looks like /dev/hda or /dev/hda. The Device path saved in the Recovery Point refers to the Device that this Recovery Point was created for. If you are performing Bare-Metal Restore to alternate Agent, the Device Path will be different.
  • Size - Size of the hard disk or partition in gigabytes.
  • Block Size - Minimum amount of space that can be allocated on the hard disk. Depends on the partition size and file system used, and equals to multiple of 512 bytes.
  • Total Blocks - The total number of blocks (see above) available for data on this partition.
  • Allocated Blocks - The number of blocks allocated for data at the time Recovery Point was created.

Click "Next" to proceed to the following step.

8. On the next screen, select one of the following options:

  • Restore to Original Host - The same Agent Name/IP address and port as the original Agent. Connects to the Agent name and uses the port configured when the Recovery Point was created.
  • Restore to Alternate Agent - Connects to the selected Agent's hostname and the specified port. The Agent must have already been added to the system.
  • Restore to Alternate Host Name/IP - Connect to the specified hostname and port. This option allows you to Restore to a Host with a Host Name/IP address different than the original Host. For example, if the PXE host has a different IP, specify the IP address.

To restore to the Agent where the system was installed previously, choose the first option ("Restore to Original Host").

If you chose to restore to an alternate Agent added to the system, select the second option ("Restore to Alternate Agent"). Then select the Agent from the drop-down list. The Agent must be running the Righteous Backup Disaster Recovery Boot Media and should be known to the CDP Server. When a Host is booted into Disaster Recovery Media, no authentication will be required.

If you chose to restore to an alternate Agent not added to the system, select the last option ("Restore to Alternate Host Name/IP"). Then enter the Hostname or IP address of the alternate Agent. The Agent must be running the Righteous Backup Disaster Recovery Boot Media. When a Host is booted into Disaster Recovery Media, no authentication will be required.

Click "Next" to proceed to the following step.

9. On the next screen, select one (1) of the following options:

  • Use Existing Partition Tables on Host - Bare-Metal Restore will use the partition layout already present on the target Agent.
  • Select Partition Tables to Restore - Selecting this option lets you pick partition tables from the Recovery Point to restore to the target Agent.

Click "Next" to proceed to the following step.

If you select the "Select Partition Tables to Restore" option, then three (3) additional steps arise:

  • Select Partition Tables
  • Map Partition Tables
  • Restore Partition Tables
9.1 Selecting Partition Tables

Select the partition table layout(s) for the filesystems you want to restore.

To display the partition table properties, click on the "Plus" icon in front of the partition table's name.
  • Content Type - Either MBR (Master Boot Record) or other special type of the partition.
  • Size - Size of the partition table in gigabytes.
  • Number Of Sectors - Shows the total number of partition table sectors.
  • Sector Size - The value in bytes of the sector.
  • Serial Number - Full serial number of the partition table.
  • Partitions - The list of partitions allocated with the partition table.

Click "Next" to proceed to the following step.

9.2 Mapping Partition Tables

After choosing partition tables to restore, map the selected Partition Table(s) Recovery Points to physical Disks in the Target Agent. From the drop-down menu named "Click to Edit," select the physical Disks you are going to Restore to.

You are provided a table that allows you to map the chosen Partition Tables to physical Disks on the Target Agent. You can see as many lines in the table as the Partition Tables selected for Restore. Each Partition Table must be mapped to a physical Disk on the Target Agent before proceeding.

After selecting the Disks, click on "Next" to proceed to the next page.

9.3 Restoring Partition Tables

Perform the partition table restore by clicking on the "Restore Partition Tables" button. Once confirmed, the Partition Table Restore will be initiated. A busy indicator will be displayed while the Restore is in progress.

Restored partition tables will overwrite the existing partition table layout on the target devices.

Click "Next" to proceed to the following step.

10. The following step requires you to map the chosen filesystems to the devices on the target machine.

From the drop-down menu called "Click to Edit," select destination devices for each source filesystem.

The target device must be large enough to hold the filesystem.
Each target device can only be selected once.

Click "Next" to proceed to the following step.

11. Then you need to define the following options:

  • Reboot After Restore - Reboots the target host after the restore is performed. Select this checkbox to reboot your Agent after the Bare-Metal Restore is complete.
  • Check Filesystems After Restore - Checks the filesystems after the restore is performed.

Click "Next" to proceed to the following step.

12. On the "Summary" page, you will need to confirm the selected Bare-Metal Restore options. Each selected filesystem is listed, along with the name of the target device it is being mapped to.

Click "Restore" to start the Bare-Metal Restore task.

16. The data Restore is initiated. Click "OK" in the notification pop-up.

17. The Restore process starts and can take a while. You can go to the "Task History" screen to observe the task progress. See Accessing Task History.

The Task History page displays the State, Host, Type, Progress percentage, and the Started time stamp of the Bare-Metal Restore process.

You can find more information about the Restore process by reading the Log Messages. The Log Messages for the selected Task are displayed at the bottom of the page.

17. When the process is complete, you can reboot the server you just Restored by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del or by executing the reboot command in the root shell.

Make sure you eject the Disk from the CD-ROM drive so the server will boot from the hard Disk.
If the Disk you used for your Bare-Metal Restore is larger than the Disk you backed up previously, the free space on the new Disk will remain free. You can create a new Partition in this space.
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