The Cyber Recovery software prepares the environment which allows you to run the recovery operation from the PowerProtect Data Manager application console. Ensure that all prerequisites in the previous section are met.
The supported workloads for automated recovery of PPDM using Cyber Recovery are as follows:
- Virtual machine
- File system
- SQL database
- Oracle database
The following diagram shows the overall steps in the process:
- Add the vCenter: In the Cyber Recovery UI, click the vCenters tab, and click Add. In the Add vCenter Asset window, add the vCenter in the same location where the vault PowerProtect Data Manager with the same hostname and IP is deployed. The vault PowerProtect Data Manager is deployed on the Cyber Recovery vault which is offline or air-gapped from the surface of attack.
- Add the vault PowerProtect Data Manager:
- Launch the vault PowerProtect Data Manager console.
- Edit the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file and change the PasswordAuthentication field to yes.
- Restart the sshd service on the vault PowerProtect Data Manager.
- Use the Cyber Recovery UI to add the vault PowerProtect Data Manager application asset.
Add the vault PowerProtect Data Manager details with the same credentials which were used for PowerProtect Data Manager in the production environment. Cyber Recovery automatically pushes these credentials to the vault PowerProtect Data Manager during the recovery.
- Initiate the PowerProtect Data Manager recovery:
- Select the good copy that is to be recovered for the PowerProtect Data Manager policy and start the recovery process.
- Select PPDM as the application host and click Apply.
- Track the recovery progress: Monitor the recovery from the Jobs section. The recovery completes in approximately 15 to 20 minutes. A recovery sandbox is created for the PowerProtect data manager application. A sandbox is a kind of security mechanism which provides an isolated environment for diminishing the system failures and software vulnerabilities from spreading.
The appropriate recovery status is shown after the recovery test completes.
There are three recovery statuses:
- Recoverable: The copy passed the recovery test, and the recovery is complete.
- Not Recoverable: The copy did not pass the recovery test, and the recovery is not complete.
- Failed: The recovery job failed.