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Backing Up an Ignite Server 2012 R2 with Rapid Recovery

When backing up an Ignite Server 2012 R2 instance with Dell Rapid Recovery, the Cloudistics service should be stopped before taking a backup and started again afterwards. 

To automate this, use Rapid Recovery pre- and post-transfer scripts as described here:

  1. On the 2012 R2 agent, open notepad and enter Stop-Service cloudistics; save the file as C:\Users\All Users\AppRecovery\Scripts\PreTransferScript.ps1
  2. On the 2012 R2 agent, open notepad and enter Start-Service cloudistics; save the file as C:\Users\All Users\AppRecovery\Scripts\PostTransferScript.ps1

Note: Only one backup solution should be used for an instance. If an instance is being backed up by Dell Rapid Recovery, Ignite automatic snapshots should be turned off.

Performing a Rapid Recovery Restore

Follow these steps to inject drivers into the Universal Recovery Console to perform a Rapid Recovery bare metal restore.

  1. Create a new instance from installer, using the Rapid Recovery Boot CD.  Make sure to allocate the same amount of compute and storage resources as the original instance.
  2. Open the console to the new instance and click the Dell logo to launch the Universal Recovery Console.
  3. Load the network driver:
    • Click "Force Load".  In the popup window, expand the volume labeled "virtio-win-0.1.1".
    • Open the "NetKVM" folder, then open the folder whose name matches the OS that's being restored, and then open the folder that matches the architecture that's being restored (amd64 for 64-bit, x86 for 32-bit).  Select netkvm.inf and click OK.
  4. Load the storage driver:
    • Click "Force Load".  In the popup window, expand the volume labeled "virtio-win-0.1.1".
    • Open the "vioscsi" folder, then open the folder whose name matches the OS that's being restored, and then open the folder that matches the architecture that's being restored (amd64 for 64-bit, x86 for 32-bit).  Select vioscsi.inf and click OK.
  5. Perform the remaining steps outlined here
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