Category Archives: Data Protection

RecoverPoint for Virtual Machine – vCenter Re-Registration

RecoverPoint for virtual machines (RP4VM) is one of the DELL EMC data protection solutions to provide the VM level protection locally or remotely.

Comparing with the hardware RecoverPoint Appliance, RP4VM utilized virtual RecoverPoint Appliance and provide VM level protection with the data splitters installed on each of the ESXi servers.

RP4VM relies the vCenter to function properly. This post is to provide a quick guide about how to check and update the vCenter registration information in RP4VM.

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DELL EMC Networker Saveset Clone by SSID

When operating DELL EMC Networker environment, in some scenarios, it is required to clone a few selected saveset to target devices. In general, there are two ways to perform this:

  1. Create a clone group with some filters, this is normally for scheduled clone; and
  2. Use nsrclone command line.

This post provides an example to perform the Networker saveset clone by SSID through commands.

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DELL EMC Networker Common Error Trouble Shooting (01)

This post is to provide the general trouble shooting steps for one DELL EMC Networker Common Error, the Error Message is:

No matching devices; check storage nodes, devices or pools

This error message usually appears in both Networker client and server daemon.raw logs. The good side to see this error is the client can communicate with server.

The error is related with the backup client could not find a matching backup device to write the backup data. Let’s use an example as below to explain the trouble shooting steps:

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DELL EMC Networker Exchange Directed Restore through Command Line

It is known that DELL EMC Networker performs Exchange database (DAG or Standalone)  restoration through Networker Module for Microsoft (NMM) GUI on the client itself.

However, in some scenarios, directed database restoration is required with urgency. For example, the exchange server is crashed and it is required to restore the database and logs files to another standalone or DAG server.

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Backing Up a 10TB SQL Server

I am recently working on an environment need to back up a 10TB SQL server by Networker and Data Domain. By utilizing DDBoost ans saveset “MSSQL:”, the backup job could be done in 13 hours for the daily full backup. This is not the worst result to backup a SQL server in 10TB,  but we still can optimize it with some settings in Networker.

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