Step 1 - Installation requirements
Published 31 March 2022
This page provides the requirements necessary to deploy Redgate Clone.
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RHEL 8.0-8.8 or 9.0-9.2
For Ubuntu, it must be:
The user running the installation will need to be root or have sudo access to the machine.
The memory defines how many data containers can be hosted in parallel & how many storage disks can be attached.
You will need to increase RAM as you start working with more data-images and data-containers. Please see the Database Engines Support page to learn more about the default settings for each database engine.
Please also see the following FAQs:
WARNING The partition table should be labelled as GPT (GUID Partition Table) and not MBR (Master Boot Record). See the next step for more information.
When using Azure:
When using AWS:
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100GB (See notes)
For a first proof of concept (POC) we recommend using a small sample backup to keep the disk requirements small.
When working with bigger backups, please adjust the size of the attached disk(s) depending on your needs.
As each data image will be roughly the same size as the original database, the file share must have sufficient disk space available to store them.
Any changes you make to data-containers are also stored on the attached disk(s).
For example: you may want to keep a data-image of your current backup while also enabling a data-image to be created of the latest backup when taken. In this example, you will require disks totaling 2x the size of your backup for the data-images, plus additional space for data-containers you create and changes you make to them. In this example, for a 500GB backup you should provision disks totaling 1.5TB.
WARNING You can add more disks after the initial installation but you won't be able to remove them once they start being used. Please check adding disks for more information.
Network & Firewall
Redgate Clone does not support changing the IP address of the VM once it has been installed. For this reason, Redgate Clone requires a static IP address. If your network uses a DHCP server to assign IP addresses, you should add a reservation so that your nodes' IP addresses do not change.
The following ports should be available on the host.
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Web API used by
|32767-60000 (by default)
Range of ports to randomly select from for new data containers.
Valid (public or private) DNS Name (FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name))
This will need to be a CNAME record that redirects to the Virtual Machine running the Redgate Clone.
DNS name, which is resolvable publicly, or in your company's network, simplifies Using the CLI usage for your employees, and also allows us to use TLS certificate to secure comms.
You will need a TLS Certificate (i.e.
|This allows us to ensure that all communication using Using the CLI is encrypted and secured
The following kernel configuration values should be set:
The typical default values for these configuration options has been known to result in errors during pod creation. See the following troubleshooting articles for more information:
You will need an application license that can be downloaded using the URL and the password provided as a part of the onboarding process. You must accept and provide a license to proceed with the installation of Redgate Clone.
Where to next?
Complete the pre-requisite checks, mentioned in the Step 2 - Installation pre-requisites checks.
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