When performing a bare-metal restore, you first need to boot the server using the R1soft live-cd, then put the server into restore mode.
Once in recovery mode, you can initiate the bare-metal restore process via the R1soft backup manager.
1. Go to http://idera.servercontrol.com.au/ and get the latest R1soft bare-metal boot ISO.
2. Boot into the R1soft live-cd using IPMI or iDRAC
3. Configure the r1soft image:
# sudo su root
# passwd root
Then type the root password you would like to use, then press ENTER
Next, use the 'ceni' command to configure the network:
Then set the server IP, Netmask, Gateway. Leave all other fields blank.
Once configured, test the network connection by issuing a ping:
# ping 188.8.131.52
If the ping is successful, then edit /etc/resolv.conf to add the DNS resolvers:
# vi /etc/resolv.conf
Add the following two lines, then save the file:
Then give yourself SSH access (this will allow you to edit any needed files once the bare-metal restore has completed):
# vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
Edit the following two lines, and save the file:
Then restart SSH:
# service ssh restart
Now login via SSH - and run below command to update the image, and enable recovery mode:
# wget http://repo.r1soft.com/r1soft.asc && apt-key add r1soft.asc && apt-get update -y && apt-get install r1soft-cdp-enterprise-agent -y && touch /usr/sbin/r1soft/.recovery-mode
it's now in recovery mode. You can now initiate the bare-metal restore via the R1soft backup manager & troubleshoot via SSH as needed.