|Question:||How does the Remote Recovery option work within AIR-BAG?|
AIR-BAG provides the ability for a remote user to connect via the internet to perform remote disaster recovery. This option is great for vendors who support customers from out of state. When Remote Recovery is enabled, AIR-BAG will grab all the network information for the current server and load the exact configuration into AIR-BAG during bootup. These settings can be changed if need be after bootup.
- AIR-BAG allows two ways to connect remotely, SSH or Telnet.
- You can change the IP Address once booted into AIR-BAG. This is a good feature when the production server is still on the network during testing.
1. Lets get into the AIR-BAG Main Menu. Type the command: # /usr/air-bag/ab Select Option 3 (Configuration) Remote Recovery Options 1 - Enable/Disable Network Support 2 - Enable/Disable Modem Support 3 - Remote Recovery Auto Load Option 1: In order to perform a Remote Recovery, this option must be enabled. Option 2: This is an obsolete feature and will be removed in next release. Option 3: If this option is enabled, when AIR-BAG boots, the Remote Recovery ports will automatically be initialized. If you do not enable this option, you will have to enable the ports by following step 2 below.
2. First boot off the newly created AIR-BAG Disaster Recovery CD. Press ENTER at the boot: Select Option #4 (Remote Recovery) Select Option #1 (Network Support) 1 - Enable Telnet Support 2 - Enable SSH (Secure Shell) Support 3 - Disable Telnet Support 4 - Disable SSH (Secure Shell) Support 5 - Change the NAS IP Address Option 1: This will activate port 23 for telnet access to server booted off AIR-BAG Option 2: This will activate port 22 for SSH access to server booted off AIR-BAG Option 3: Disable Telnet Option 4: Disable SSH Option 5: Change the IP address of the server
3. Once the network ports are enabled, you are now ready to connect to the server remotely. Connect using user 'root'
Once connected, you will get to the following command prompt: AIR-BAG >> To get to the AIR-BAG Boot Menu, just type abmenu and the Boot Menu will appear. From that point, restoring will look identical to a local restore.