How to perform a Bacula Bare Metal Restore using CyberX Enterprise Backup.

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How to perform a Bacula Bare Metal Restore using CyberX Enterprise Backup.

Overview

This guide shows step-by-step how to restore your machine from bare metal. This is something that you should ideally never need to undertake; but could become necessary in the event of a disk failure or a ransomware attack. This process will work on the original machine or on a totally new machine if the original hardware has become unusable.

Instructions

  1. Choose which backup to restore from. Only use offsite if the onsite backups are not available – offsite backups restore much slower due to network data transfer speeds.
    1. Retrieve the “attended” ReaR ISO for the chosen backup (from rear/iso folder on the backup disk).
    2. If you are using on-site backups (either on-site1 or on-site2) ensure that the relevant backup disk is attached to the machine so it is available to be used as the backup source during recovery.
  2. Boot the ISO.
  3. When a login prompt is displayed login with the user “root”.
    1. The Recovery Environment should login without requesting a password.
Login to the Rear Recovery Environment
  1. Start the recovery process with “rear recover”. This will setup various components such as disk partitions, mount points; and will launch a shell when it is ready for further input.
Start the recovery process with the command
  1. When the rear shell prompt appears, run the predefined command for launching the restore script (press the up arrow to retrieve the command from the shell’s history).
When the rear shell prompt appears, run the predefined command for launching the restore script
  1. The restore script will connect to the Bacula Director and launch a Bacula restore job.
    1. When the restore job is finished the script will exit and return to the rear shell. (Note: the following screenshot only shows the last part of the script’s lengthy output).
The restore script will connect to the Bacula Director and launch a Bacula restore job
  1. Type “exit” to leave the rear shell, and then type “yes” when asked if you are ready to continue recovery.
Type: exit to leave the rear shell and then type: yes when asked if you are ready to continue recovery
  1. Rear will finish up the recovery process and then return to a prompt. Type “reboot now” to reboot into the recovered system.
Type: reboot now, to reboot into the recovered system
  1. The computer will then reboot into the recovered system
The computer will then reboot into the recovered system

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