3.6. Restore to Virtual Server

3.6.1. Restoring to Virtual Server on ECL2.0

This configuration guide describes an example how to restore to a virtual server on ECL2.0 by using the restoring media (boot kit) and backup those which have been created on the Arcserve installing to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Create an image, which will be used for a license switch, on the ECL2.0 portal screen.
Select [ Virtual Server ] and click [ Image Storage ] as the picture below shows.
At the Private Template/ISO screen, click [ Create Image ].
Create an image.
Enter and select relevant information required and click [ Create Image ].
  • Name: Enter your preferred name.

  • Image File: Prepare a dummy file those identifier is “.qcow2” in advance and specify it here.
    Please make sure that the memory size of the dummy file is larger than zero (0) byte because it would cause an error if the size is zero (0) byte.
  • Format: Select the QCOW2-QEMU emulator.

  • License Switch/BYOL: Select the relevant OS.

Confirm that the image created is shown on the screen.
An image required for a license switch has been created.
Create a volume which becomes a restore destination. From items of the image created above, select “Create Volume” as the picture below shows.

Create a volume which will be used as a restore destination.

Select “Create Volume” as shown below from the item of the image created above. Then,click [ Create Volume ].
  • Volume Name: Enter if necessary.
  • Description: Enter if necessary.
  • Use image as a source: Select the image created above.
(This item should be selected if you perform license switch.)
  • Size(GB): Select a size that is the same as that for the backup source or larger.
  • Zone/Group: Select a suitable option for the instance intending to be created.

On the ECL2.0 portal screen, confirm that the volume named as the volume name specified above in the Volumes screen under the Virtual Server section has been applied.

A volume to be a restore destination has been created.

Create the Arcserve’s restore media (boot kit), which has been created based on another Arcserve’s function, as an image on ECL2.0. At the Private Template/ISO on the ECL2.0 Portal screen, which is placed in the Image Storage under the Virtual Server section, click [ Create Image ].

As the Create Image screen appears, enter the necessary setting items.

Enter and select the relevant information for the following items required and click [ Create Image ].
  • Name: Enter if necessary.
  • Image File: Select the Arcserve’s restore media (boot kit) which has been created with another Arcserve’s function).
  • Format: Select “ISO – Optical Disk Image”.

Then, create a restore instance. (Please make sure that this restore instance is a temporal and created to deploy the restore image which has been created on the Arcserve for restoring. Therefore, it is different from that of the restore destination.)

Create Instance screen appears, enter necessary information for each tab.
In the Details tab, the items shown under the picture are specified.
  • Zone/Group: Select an option suitable for the volume created.
  • Instance Name: Enter if necessary.
  • Flavor: Enter if necessary (as this instance will be used for restoring only, minimum configuration is required.)
  • Instance Boot Source: Select “Boot from image”.
  • Image Name: Select the Arcserve’s restore media (boot kit).

Enter necessary information in the Data Volume tab.

Select the volume created in advance (the restore destination volume).

Then, move to the Networking tab.

Select an IP address from the pull-down list of the Available Logical Networks that will be assigned to this instance, and specify the IP address at the Selected Logical Networks.
Then, click [ Create Instance ].

Confirm that the instance created above is shown on the Instance screen, which is accessible from the Virtual Server section on the ECL2.0.


After confirming the instance has been created, launch the instance. Click its name so as the Instance screen to launch.

Via the Console tab, move to the Instance Details section.

As the Instance Details screen appears, the Arcserve’s bare metal recovery screen like the picture below will be displayed automatically.

Then, move to following screen. Pless Enter key after click on the screen.

Move to inputting command screen.

At this screen, configure IP address to the instance.
Make sure IP address is not used by using ifconfig command.
Following example shows that eth0 interface is available and not IP address is assigned.

Configure IP address to restore server (booting from restore media) by using ifconfig command.
In this exaple assign IP address to eth0.

After configuration, make sure the server can connect to server and backup data location on the same logical network.

Once you can verify accessibility, quit terminal by exit command.

Then move to previous screen and you need to verify the IP address assigned like below and the URL is displayed.
You should note this URL.

Open browser and access to the URL displayed above.

Click on [Restore] and select [Bare Metal Recovery(BMR)].

Click on [Next].

Select the backup data location. In this example, select “CIFS share”.

Input IP addrees of backup data storage and folder path.
※”¥” need to be input “/”
After input, click on “→”

Authentication to connect the server which store backup data will be required. You need to input username and password, then click on “OK”.

Once connection has been established, move back to previous screen. Then click [Next]

Select IP address of target server.

Click on [Next]

Configure each settings diplayed following screen.
  • MAC/IP Address:IP address server of restore server
<Target Machine Settings>
  • Host Name:Host Name you wish to set to restore server
  • Network:Static IP
  • IP Address:IP address set to restore server finally.
  • Subnet mask:Subnet mask set to restore server finally.
  • Default Gateway:Default Gateway set to restore server finally.

After input these value, click on [Next]

Select [Run Now] on “Set Start date and time”, then click on [Next].

Displayed Summary, then click on [Submit].

Move back to previous screen and make sure restore job created on [Job Status] tab.
Restore procedure will start.

Once restore completed, connection to management screen will be lost. Then click OK to exit.

Restore backup files to empty volume has been completed.

With this volume, create a new instance (restore server) based on the volume.
On the Instance screen of the Virtual Server section on ECL2.0, click [ ] shown next to “Start Instance” for showing the pull-down list.

From the pull-down list, select “Shut Off Instance”.

The temporal instance, which has been created just for this restoring action, will not be used anymore. So please delete it if necessary.
Click [ ] shown next to “Edit Volume” at the right-end of the Volume screen that controls the volume created above (the volume restored on the Arcserve) so that the pull-down list appears. Select and click “Manage Attachments”.

As the Volume Attachments screen appears, select and click “Detach Volume” to disconnect with the volume.
When the instance isn’t shut off, the volume cannot be detached.

Edit the volume created above (the volume restored on the Arcserve above.)
Click [ Edit Volume ].
At the Edit Volume screen, check “Bootable” and click [ Edit Volume ].
Create a new instance (restore server).
As the Create Instance screen is displayed, enter necessary information for each tab.
The following items are required at the Details tab.
Enter and select relevant information for the following required items and click [ Create Instance ].
  • Zone/Group: Select an option suitable for the volume created.
  • Instance Name: Enter if necessary.
  • Flavor: Enter if necessary (the resource size which you want to restore)
  • Instance Boot Source: Select “Boot from volume”.
  • Volume: Select the volume restored above.
Then, move to the Networking tab to configure further.
Select an IP address from the pull-down list of the Available Logical Networks that will be assigned to this instance, and specify the IP address at the Selected Logical Networks.
Then, click [ Create Instance ].
Confirm that the instance create above is shown on the Instances screen, which is accessible from the Virtual Server section on the ECL2.0.
Via the Console tab, move to the Instance Details section.
Confirm that the OS is running properly. Then, perform necessary configuration.

Note

There may be the case that IPaddress and routing settings take over from previous environment, Therefore please check configuration.


That’s all for restore.