Catalog Protection

Catalog Protection is necessary in a disaster recovery situation where the RMC virtual appliance is unavailable. If RMC is permanently unavailable, you can deploy a new RMC and restore the backed-up catalogs. As a best practice, you can schedule daily Catalog Protections.

RMC export

At the time of export configuration to HPE StoreOnce catalyst store, even if you do not specify the user credentials, RMC manages the export operation. This is because for every HPE StoreOnce appliance registered, RMC creates a catalyst client to interact with a target store on HPE StoreOnce.

RMC import

For imports, you have to explicitly create catalyst clients on HPE StoreOnce and link the clients to the store containing the RMC catalog objects. This procedure is a requisite for HPE StoreOnce GEN4 systems as these systems have public access disabled by default. This procedure is required for both importing from a default or any other store on that storage device.

Also, you can reuse the existing clients for those stores with the necessary permissions. RMC imports can be performed on the same appliance or on a new appliance. However, Hewlett Packard recommends imports on a new RMC appliance.

The Catalog Protection (HPE Recovery Manager Central > Settings) screen provides the following options: