Today we are announcing a factory refresh of the DL4000 Backup and Recovery Appliance. There are few cool new things the DL4000 can do now, check out the blog post on what we actually announced.
One of the new features is RASR – Rapid Appliance Self Recovery Tool. It is a utility that helps the appliance protect itself. The DL1000s already have this feature.
Here’s how RASR works:
Now why would you want to do this? Well think about it, one of the great parts about purchasing the DL4000 appliances is that Windows is pre-configured, everything is sized out, and AppAssure is onboard so all you need to do is click through the easy configuration tasks. What would happen if you lost the volume that Windows and AppAssure live on? It would be a pain! You’d have to find a copy of Windows 2012, install it, go download AppAssure, install it….and the entire time you are chasing that…how are your servers being protected?
Well hopefully you are replicating them to a different AppAssure Core as a disaster recovery option, but that’s a different blog post. YOU NEED TO GET YOUR CORE BACK UP AND PROTECTING SERVERS!
Since we nagged you to create that RASR USB key, you are all set. Boot from the key, restore your DL to the factory default. Reconnect to your repository, and you are protecting all that precious data again.
What do you think about this new feature?