How to use system restore(ver1: deprecated)

Need to read before operation

Note

Service Provider does not recommend using this version (ver1) system restore. Please use the system restore of the new version (ver 2).

Make sure following conditions before full system restore.

  • The destination computer can be a newly registered server only. System restore cannot be performed to the original computer.

  • If the user specify a Baremetal Server as the backup target, the restore destination computer must be the Baremetal Server as well. In the same way, if the user specify a Virtual Server as the backup target, the restore destination computer must be the Virtual Server as well.

  • Please remind that system restore cannot be performed between different server types such as between a Baremetal Server and a Virtual Server.

  • For restoring the system backup that unifies multiple volumes consisting of boot volume including OS and other volumes, the restore destination computer’s partition and disc mount configuration need to be set in advance as the same as that of the backup target in advance.

  • In the full system restore, it is judged whether file update is possible or not by new and old of the update date of each file.
    Therefore, when backup file is older than file in restore destination due to OS time setting, restore cannot be executed.


For Windows(Baremetal Server)

Preparation

Create a new restore destination computer.
Select the same plan, flavor and OS type and version for the restore destination computer as those for the backup original computer.
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To set the restore destination computer,
download and install an agent software.
For the details, please read through “Server Setting Up” to “Registering and Deleting an Agent Software.”

The restore computer requires uninstallation of the backup service agent after system restoring; then, it needs to reinstall and reregister the agent.

To reregister, the same name cannot be used. Please make sure to use different name for the Client Name when registering to the backup service on the restore computer.
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After completing install Agent software, you need to add new user to restore target server.

First, click following icon displayed to launch Server Manager.
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Please select “Computer Management“ in “Tools“ menu.
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Please select “Users” in “Local Users and Groups”.
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The list of users is displayed at right side.
Please right click then select “New User…” .
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The screen where configure the user is displayed.
Input user name and password, then click “Create”.

In this case, changing password will be required at initial login by this user. If you don’t need to change password, please check off “User must change password at next login.” The password expiration will be disabled when you check out “Password never expires.“
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Then you move to the user list screen, please make sure the user created is existed in the list.
Please right click the user and select “Properties”.
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Click on “Member Of” tabs at Properties screen.
The list of group user belongs to is displayed. Only “Users” group is displayed at first.
Then you need to click “Add”.
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The screen where you can select the group to add is displayed.
Input “Administrator” to “Enter the Object names to select“ column, then click “Check Names”.
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If input value is correct, group name and server name are displayed like following.
Please click OK.
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You move to “Properties” screen. Please make sure “Administrator” group is added to the list, then click “OK”.
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Then you need to log off.
Please re-login to server as user created.

After re-login, launch Server Manager and Computer Management by following the same procedure.
You need to display user list, then right click on “Administrator” and select “Rename”.
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You can edit user name.
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Next, launch Explorer, then open “Users” directory in C drive.
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You need to right click on “Administrator” directory then select “Reneme”.
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You can edit directory name.
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That’s all for preparation.


Restore Execution

Press “Full system restore (deprecated)” from Workflow. Press the “OK” button.
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Specify the target data acquired through system backup.
Select the backup source client on the [ Select Source Client ] screen, and click [ OK ].
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Select the relevant Source Backup (UTC) being the restore target from the [ Select Source Backup ] screen, and click [ OK ].
(Only the backup targets that have successfully been backed up with backslash () will appear.)
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Specify the restore destination client.
Select the restore destination client from the [ Select Destination Client ] screen, and click the [ OK ] button. The restore destination client being here should be the one created at the preparation timing.
Windows Server will appear in the pull-down list as an option.
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To check the destination client’s connectivity, click [ OK ].
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When the connectivity to the restore server is confirmed, the confirmation screen about system restore execution will appear. Check the details, and click [ Continue ] if there is no problem.
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To see the restore execution status, click the [ Client Detail Window ] link in the [ Restore Start Notification ] screen.
Click [ OK ] to close the [ Restore Start Notification ] screen.
Check the restore execution history at the [ Recent Restore Jobs ]. See Chapter 12.3.3. for the details.
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Restore Execution Status
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After restoring, reboot the server for activating.
When the user checks the restore execution history after restoring, the message “Completed with one or more errors” may appear. This occurs due to rewriting failure on some files yet there is no particular error.
If the user intend to keep using any backup service after restoring, the agent needs to be uninstalled once before reinstalling.

Windows (Virtual Server)

Preparation

Create a new restore destination computer.
Select the same plan, flavor and OS type and version for the restore destination computer as those for the backup original computer.
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To set the restore destination computer,
download and install an agent software.
For the details, please read through “Server Setting Up” to “Registering and Deleting an Agent Software.”
The restore computer requires uninstallation of the backup service agent after system restoring; then, it needs to reinstall and reregister the agent.
To reregister, the same name cannot be used. Please make sure to use different name for the Client Name when registering to the backup service on the restore computer.
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Restore Execution

Press “Full system restore (deprecated)” from Workflow. Press the “OK” button.
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Specify the target data acquired through system backup.
Select the backup source client on the [ Select Source Client ] screen, and click [ OK ].
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Select the relevant Source Backup (UTC) being the restore target from the [ Select Source Backup ] screen, and click [ OK ].
(Only the backup targets that have successfully been backed up with backslash () will appear.)
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Specify the restore destination client.
Select the restore destination client from the [ Select Destination Client ] screen, and click the [ OK ] button. The restore destination client being here should be the one created at the preparation timing.
Windows Server will appear in the pull-down list as an option.
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To check the destination client’s connectivity, click [ OK ].
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When the connectivity to the restore server is confirmed, the confirmation screen about system restore execution will appear. Check the details, and click [ Continue ] if there is no problem.
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To see the restore execution status, click the [ Client Detail Window ] link in the [ Restore Start Notification ] screen.
Click [ OK ] to close the [ Restore Start Notification ] screen.
Check the restore execution history at the [ Recent Restore Jobs ]. See Chapter 12.3.3. for the details.
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Restore Execution Status
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After restoring, reboot the server for activating.
When the user checks the restore execution history after restoring, the message “Completed with one or more errors” may appear. This occurs due to rewriting failure on some files yet there is no particular error.
If the user intend to keep using any backup service after restoring, the agent needs to be uninstalled once before reinstalling.

For CentOS, Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Baremetal Server)

Preparation

Create a new restore destination computer.
The destination computer should use the same plan, flavor and official template as those of the backup source client.
Please select Cent OS in case of backup source client using CentOS/Ubuntu, select Red Hat Enterprise Linux in case of using Red Hat Enterprise Linux as official template.
You can use Ubuntu OS which is same as backup source client after restore competition.
NOTE: You cannot restore backup data of Red Hat Enterprise Linux to CentOS server.

(Example) When backup source client using CentOS or Ubuntu, restore destination server should use “CentOS-7.1-1503_64_baremetal-server01”.
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(Example) When backup source client using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, restore destination server should use “RedHatEnterpriseLinux-7.1_64_include-license_baremetal-server01”.
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You need to create OS boot area to install agent software for restore at restore destination server creation.
This area will not be used after system restoring competition.
You need to create the area to restore after OS boot.

1.Select “Disk” tab, then select “Manual” at 2.Disk configuration.
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3.You need to input following scripts to configuration data.
{
       "raid_arrays": [
           {
               "primary_storage": true,
               "partitions": [
                   {
                       "size": "11G",
                       "partition_label": "root"
                   },
                   {
                       "size": "4G",
                       "partition_label": "swap"
                   }
               ]
           }
       ],
       "filesystems": [
           {
               "label": "root",
               "mount_point": "/",
               "fs_type": "ext4"
           },
           {
               "label": "swap",
               "fs_type": "swap"
           }
       ]
   }

4.You need to click on “Launch instance”
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You need to download and install agent software to created restore destination server.
For the details, please read through “Server Setting Up” to “Registering and Deleting an Agent Software.”

You need to configure partition on restore destination server.
At this point, only OS boot area is created. You need to create partition and create LVM if needed, then configure filesystem and mount.

Note

The mount point on restore destination server need to be configured under **/mnt**at the same mount structure of backup source client.


(Example) When partition setting on backup source is following, you need to create partitions by following procedure.

Target mount point on backup source client.

Mount point on restore destination client.

Partition in backup source client.

Partition in restore source client.

/boot /mnt/boot /dev/sda1 /dev/sda6
/ /mnt/ /dev/sda2 /dev/sda7
The reason the partition in restore source client starts “sda6” is that sda1 to 5 are already used for OS boot area.

[root@fullsystemrestore]# parted /dev/sda
GNU Parted 3.1
Using /dev/sda
Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
(parted) unit MB
(parted) print
Model: HP LOGICAL VOLUME (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 600094MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags:


Number  Start    End       Size      File system     Name                  Flag
 1      1.05MB   538MB     537MB     fat16           EFI System Partition  boot
 2      538MB    1075MB    537MB     ext4
 3      1075MB   12609MB   11534MB   ext4
 4      12609MB  16803MB   4194MB    linux-swap(v1)
 5      16803MB  16804MB   1.05MB                                          bios_grub

(parted) mkpart boot ext4 16804 17828
(parted) mkpart root ext4 17828 600094
(parted) quit
[root@fullsystemrestore] partprobe
[root@fullsystemrestore] mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda6
[root@fullsystemrestore] mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda7
[root@fullsystemrestore] mount /dev/sda7 /mnt
[root@fullsystemrestore] mkdir /mnt/boot
[root@fullsystemrestore] mount /dev/sda6 /mnt/boot


Restore Execution

Press “Full system restore (deprecated)” from WWorkflow. Press the “OK” button.
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Specify the target data acquired through system backup.
Select the backup source client on the [ Select Source Client ] screen, and click [ OK ].
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Select the relevant Source Backup (UTC) being the restore target from the [ Select Source Backup ] screen, and click [ OK ].
(Only the backup targets that have successfully been backed up with backslash () will appear.)
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Specify the restore destination client.
Select the restore destination client from the [ Select Destination Client ] screen, and click the [ OK ] button. The restore destination client being here should be the one created at the preparation timing.
Linux Server will appear in the pull-down list as an option.
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To check the destination client’s connectivity, click [ OK ].
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When the connectivity to the restore server is confirmed, the confirmation screen about system restore execution will appear. Check the details, and click [ Continue ] if there is no problem.
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To see the restore execution status, click the [ Client Detail Window ] link in the [ Restore Start Notification ] screen.
Click [ OK ] to close the [ Restore Start Notification ] screen.
Check the restore execution history at the [ Recent Restore Jobs ]. See Chapter 12.3.3. for the details.
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Restore Execution Status
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After restoring, boot the Web console and reboot the server. During booting, select [ FSR_<kernel file name> ] by using ↑↓ keys at the boot OS select screen of the Web console.
The [ FSR_<kernel file name> ] may consist of couples of sentences if there are multiple kernels in the backup target server. Select and boot the kernel which was used in the original client.
The kernel selecting screen is displayed for only a few seconds. If the screen disappears before selecting, it will boot with the kernel for full system restoring. In this case, reboot once again and select the booting kernel.
Once the booting kernel is selected, it will be automatically selected as a default from next time. Thus, there is no necessity to select the kernel every time.
When the user checks the restore execution history after restoring, the message “Completed with one or more errors” may appear. This occurs due to rewriting failure on some files, yet there is no particular error.
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If SE Linux on the original computer has been used in enforcing, it will be switched to permissive after full system restoring. Please modify the setting as necessary.
The backup service agent used on the original computer has been installed into the OS after restoring. It is necessary to uninstall this agent and to delete the server registration.
If the user intends to keep using any backup service after restoring, the agent needs to be uninstalled once before reinstalling. Reregister to the backup service.


For CentOS, Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Virtual Server)

Preparation

Create a new restore destination computer.
The destination computer should use the same plan, flavor and official template as those of the backup source client.
[Example] For CentOS and Ubuntu: Full-System-Restore_for_CentOS_Ubuntu_v1.0
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[Example] For Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Full-System-Restore_for_RHEL_v1.0
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To set the restore destination computer,
download and install an agent software.
For the details, please read through “Server Setting Up” to “Registering and Deleting an Agent Software.”
The restore computer requires uninstallation of the backup service agent after system restoring; then, it needs to reinstall and reregister the agent.

Note

To reregister, the same name cannot be used. Please make sure to use different name for the Client Name when registering to the backup service on the restore computer.


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Restore Execution

Press “Full system restore (deprecated)” from Workflow. Press the “OK” button.
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Specify the target data acquired through system backup.
Select the backup source client on the [ Select Source Client ] screen, and click [ OK ].
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Select the relevant Source Backup (UTC) being the restore target from the [ Select Source Backup ] screen, and click [ OK ].
(Only the backup targets that have successfully been backed up with backslash () will appear.)
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Specify the restore destination client.
Select the restore destination client from the [ Select Destination Client ] screen, and click the [ OK ] button. The restore destination client being here should be the one created at the preparation timing.
Linux Server will appear in the pull-down list as an option.
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To check the destination client’s connectivity, click [ OK ].
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When the connectivity to the restore server is confirmed, the confirmation screen about system restore execution will appear. Check the details, and click [ Continue ] if there is no problem.
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To see the restore execution status, click the [ Client Detail Window ] link in the [ Restore Start Notification ] screen.
Click [ OK ] to close the [ Restore Start Notification ] screen.
Check the restore execution history at the [ Recent Restore Jobs ]. See Chapter 12.3.3. for the details.
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Restore Execution Status
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After restoring, boot the Web console and reboot the server. During booting, select [ FSR_<kernel file name> ] by using ↑↓ keys at the boot OS select screen of the Web console.
The [ FSR_<kernel file name> ] may consist of couples of sentences if there are multiple kernels in the backup target server. Select and boot the kernel which was used in the original client.
The kernel selecting screen is displayed for only a few seconds. If the screen disappears before selecting, it will boot with the kernel for full system restoring. In this case, reboot once again and select the booting kernel.
Once the booting kernel is selected, it will be automatically selected as a default from next time. Thus, there is no necessity to select the kernel every time.
When the user checks the restore execution history after restoring, the message “Completed with one or more errors” may appear. This occurs due to rewriting failure on some files, yet there is no particular error.
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If SE Linux on the original computer has been used in enforcing, it will be switched to permissive after full system restoring. Please modify the setting as necessary.
The backup service agent used on the original computer has been installed into the OS after restoring. It is necessary to uninstall this agent and to delete the server registration.
If the user intends to keep using any backup service after restoring, the agent needs to be uninstalled once before reinstalling. Reregister to the backup service.