Enable Recovery Testing

From Main Dashboard

To enable Recovery Testing on a device, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to the Backup Management Console under a SuperUser account
  2. Select the device(s) you wish to assign a plan to using the checkboxes to the left of the device name
  3. Click Assign
  4. Select Recovery Testing plan. A new window will appear where you can choose whether to assign the Disaster Ready Testing plan (Monthly) or No plan.
  5. Select Disaster Ready Testing (Monthly). This uses Virtual Disaster Recovery capabilities to automate the recovery, monthly boot testing and screenshot creation of your devices using our environment.
  6. Click Continue
  7. Confirm the compatibility of devices and click Next.
  8. Enter the Encryption Key or Passphrase for the devices. This can be either:
    • Private encryption key - Created by yourself when installing Backup Manager on the device. If you have lost the encryption key/security code for the device, you will need to Convert devices to passphrase-based encryption.
    • Passphrase encryption - These are generated on demand for automatically installed devices. You can find information on this here.
  9. If you are logged in as a security officer, this will be detected automatically.

  10. Select Next to enable the plan on the selected devices
  11. You will now see the status of the plan has changed to Completed and the banner shows the number of devices added to the plan.
  12. Click Finish to complete the process

From Device Properties

As with any normal device, when you click on the devices name, you will see the Device Properties dialogue. However, if no plan is assigned to a compatible device, the Modification tab will display an option to add the device to plan.

From Recovery Testing Dashboard

To add Recovery Testing to devices from here:

  1. Log in to the Backup Management Console under a SuperUser account
  2. Navigate to Recovery Testing > Overview.
  3. Select + Add to Plan. Navigating through this dashboard automatically detect the compatibility of devices under the selected customer.
  4. You may use the Customer dropdown to choose a specific customer.
  5. Any compatible devices will be selected automatically, deselect any devices that should not be assigned to the plan.
  6. Click Next to proceed.
  7. Enter the Encryption Key or Passphrase for the devices. This can be either:
    • Private encryption key - Created by yourself when installing Backup Manager on the device. If you have lost the encryption key/security code for the device, you will need to Convert devices to passphrase-based encryption.
    • Passphrase encryption - These are generated on demand for automatically installed devices. You can find information on this here.
  8. If you are logged in as a security officer, this will be detected automatically.

  9. Select Next to enable the plan on the selected devices
  10. You will now see the status of the plan has changed to Completed and the banner shows the number of devices added to the plan.
  11. Click Finish to complete the process