Continuous Restore in Recovery Console
The Continuous Restore mode is the predefined option in the Recovery Console. You can manage the setting for each device through the Continuous Restore checkbox.
The Continuous Restore requires a dedicated computer or virtual machine that must not be used for other purposes.
If you click 'Launch BM' before configuring continuous restore as above, you will find the content of the tab is greyed out and you cannot make any changes. Please enable continuous restore first before launching the Backup Manager GUI.
Continuous Restore can also be enabled by installing Backup Manager in restore-only mode. Information on configuring this from Backup Manager can be found here: Continuous restore in Backup Manager.
Using virtual machines in-between restore sessions
The target virtual machine is not supposed to be in use while the Continuous Restore mode is active. If your recovery software detects that the virtual machine was started in-between restore sessions, further restores get blocked and a warning message appears. This is done to prevent possible data loss.
There are two ways to unblock the Continuous Restore process.
- Click the Unblock button in the warning message.
- Right-click the device and choose Unblock from the context menu.
After this is done, the continuous restore process will be fully functional again.
If the virtual machine may contain changes that you want to keep, please make a copy of it before you unblock the Continuous Restore mode.
The Recovery Console checks if the virtual machine has been in use before each virtual disaster recovery session. If you are sure no important data is added to the virtual machine, you can disable these checks and have the previous version overwritten without warning messages. To do it, add
VdrRestorePolicyForceOverwrite=1 to the
[General] section of the Recovery Console configuration file.
The setting applies to all backup devices in the Recovery Console.