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Configuring Openfiler iSCSI and VMware Data Recover (vDR)

Configuring Openfiler iSCSI and VMware Data Recover (vDR)

If you have some extra hardware floating around with reasonable disk space you can use it as a cheap iSCSI device to store non-critical VM backups using VDR. The process is pretty easy and works really well. I have several of these running in our lab, including some that are Openfiler running as a VM on ESX 5 and even then performance is pretty good. This article assumes that you already have Openfiler (http://www.openfiler.com/community/download) installed on a piece of hardware…

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VMware VDR Service Did not Start Up

VMware VDR Service Did not Start Up

I recently ran into an issue after replacing my VDR (now VCDR) Appliance from version 1.2 to 2.0 and ran into a very misleading error that can cause confusion. A week after installing the VCDR Appliance I tried to connect to it using the vSphere Client on my laptop and was greeted with the following error: “Error: The Data Recovery service did not start up. If the problem persists, please restart or redeploy the Data Recovery appliance.” Restarting the appliance…

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