CDP Quick Tip #27 - Configuring CDP Product Features

Posted by R1Soft on Jun 4, 2012 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip shows you how to customize the CDP interface depending on how (and who!) you want to use it. Choose from the following configuration options to set up your CDP environment based on your needs:

1) Only Administrators Login to the CDP Server (all users logging in are admins/super-users)

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Topics: admin, CDP Quick Tips, CDP interface, configuration

CDP Quick Tip #26 – Restoring an MS Exchange 2010 Mailbox

Posted by R1Soft on Apr 30, 2012 9:00:00 AM

Today's Quick Tip addresses restoring an MS Exchange 2010 Mailbox that has been previously backed up by R1Soft CDP. Due to the popularity of MS Exchange, this is a topic that interests many of our customers. 

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Topics: CDP Quick Tips, MS Exchange, restore

CDP Quick Tip #25 – Bare-Metal Restore in XenServer

Posted by R1Soft on Mar 26, 2012 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip addresses Bare Metal Restore (BMR) for Citrix XenServer. This is a popular virtualized environment used by many of our customers. While the benefits of BMR to a hosting provider are clear, the process for performing a BMR of a paravirtualized machine may not be as obvious.

A challenge that we have seen customers run into with BMR of a Citrix Xen paravirtualized (PV) machine is that the BMR is successful, but the restored machine does not boot properly or does not run in a paravirtualized mode. This is due to the nature of backups of paravirtualized machines  (using xvda instead of sda) as shown below.

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Topics: Backups, XenServer, Bare-Metal Restore, BMR, CDP Quick Tips, virtualization, xen

CDP Quick Tip #24 – Setting Up Remote Multi-point Replication

Posted by R1Soft on Mar 2, 2012 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip covers the process of setting up remote multi-point replication with CDP 3.0. This feature is useful if you need to set up offsite backups, and we have received feedback from customers who wanted clarification on the actual setup process involved.

This topic provides instructions on how to set up remote multi-point replication based upon the following scheme:

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Topics: Backups, offsite, CDP Quick Tips, multi-point replication, replication

CDP Quick Tip #23 – Self-Service File Restore for End Users

Posted by R1Soft on Feb 10, 2012 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip covers the simple steps end users can take to restore their files to their home directory using their own control panel credentials.


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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, CDP Quick Tips, hosting control panel, restore

CDP Quick Tip #22 – Linux LVM Bare Metal Restore

Posted by R1Soft on Jan 27, 2012 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip focuses on performing Bare Metal Restores with LVM. The value of BMR for disaster recovery is well known, but Linux LVM adds additional complexity to the solution so a more automated solution is key for many of our customers.

Many of our customers that run Linux see value in an automated process for backing up and restoring their LVM configurations, prior to performing a BMR. Starting in CDP 3.18 on Enterprise and Advanced Editions, this Linux LVM BMR process is automated through an on screen wizard. If you are restoring your system partition, you will need to boot your physical or virtual machine from either Live CD or PXE Network Boot. The automated BMR process can then be accessed through the CDP 3.0 web interface by selecting the BMR option for the disk safe associated with your chosen recovery point.

The Bare Metal Restore wizard will guide you through the following steps:

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, linux, Bare-Metal Restore, LVM, CDP Quick Tips

CDP Quick Tip #21 – Best Practices for Restoring Entire MySQL Instance

Posted by R1Soft on Jan 6, 2012 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip focuses on restoring MySQL instances more efficiently in CDP 3.0.  This is a key desire of many of our customers who need to restore a large number of databases.*Please note that this quick tip assumes you have the MySQL for CDP add-on enabled, as it is needed to lock and flush tables before a MySQL backup takes place.

If you are restoring an entire MySQL instance, it is more efficient to perform a file restore of the MySQL data directory than to restore databases individually. When databases are restored individually (see Restoring a MySQL Database), each row must be selected and inserted and this can take a long time.  In this case, we recommend shutting down your MySQL instance and restoring your MySQL data directory using the file restore feature (see Restoring Files).

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Topics: mysql, CDP Server 3.0, CDP Quick Tips, restore

CDP Quick Tip #20 – How to view and edit Policies and Disk Safes associated with an Agent

Posted by R1Soft on Dec 8, 2011 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip focuses on viewing and editing Policies and Disk Safes associated with an Agent, a feature of CDP 3.0 Enterprise Edition.

CDP 3.0 allows you to view all objects (such as Disk Safes and Policies) across your installation. It also allows you to make bulk edits across Disk Safes and Policies (for example, changing the compression settings of multiple Disk Safes or changing the recovery point limits of multiple Policies at once).

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, Policies, Enterprise Edition, CDP Quick Tips, Disk Safe

CDP Quick Tip #18 – Backup and Restore Individual cPanel Accounts

Posted by R1Soft on Oct 24, 2011 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip focuses on backup and restore of individual cPanel accounts with CDP 3.0 Enterprise and Advanced editions.

You can restore the entire state of your WHM server and all cPanel accounts from a CDP recovery point by restoring all files or performing a BMR. However, you may occasionally need to restore individual cPanel accounts; possible scenarios include when a cancelled customer decides he wants to reactivate, or if there were accidental changes made to any of the account’s configurations in cPanel. What can you do in this case?

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Topics: CDP Server 3.0, CDP Quick Tips, restore, cPanel

CDP Quick Tip #17 – Bare-Metal Restore of Windows Logical and Dynamic Disks

Posted by R1Soft on Aug 6, 2011 9:00:00 AM

Today’s Quick Tip focuses on the steps involved in restoring Windows Dynamic and Logical disks in CDP 3 Enterprise and Advanced Editions.

A Bare-Metal Restore is the process of reformatting a computer/server from scratch after a catastrophic failure. In conventional methods, the process typically involves reinstalling the operating system and software applications and then, if possible, restoring data and settings. With R1Soft CDP 3 Enterprise and Advanced Editions, you can restore servers directly from disk-based backup. There is no need to first partition your drive and re-install the operating system.
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Topics: windows, advanced edition, Enterprise Edition, Bare-Metal Restore, CDP Quick Tips

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