Advanced settings in Recovery Console

You can access some advanced settings through a configuration file belonging to the Recovery Console (config.ini). The file is created automatically during the Recovery Console installation.

Editing configuration file

  1. Open the Recovery Console installation folder. Find the configuration file found at the appropriate Config.ini location for your operating system
  2. Enter appropriate settings to the [General] section
  3. Save the changes and close the file
  4. Restart the Recovery Console to apply the settings

    The only way to quit the application is by right-clicking the "R" icon in the notification area and then clicking Quit in the context menu that opens

Required settings for Recovery configuration file


When you edit the file, make sure the parameters stay in the original sections. The table below lists frequently used parameters.

Home section Parameter Definition Supported values
[General] InteractiveConfigurationRequired Is any configuration required by the user during installation
  • =0 no (Default)
  • =1 yes
[General] InstallationId A unique identifier automatically assigned to the current Recovery Console installation. Text

Optional Parameters

Home section Parameter Definition Supported values
[Logging] LoggingLevel The level of logging information you require the device to take
  • Log
  • Error
  • Warning (Default)
  • Debug
[General] VdrRunningFpLimit The number of Continuous Restores allowed to run at a time
  • Any whole number

  • 5 (Default)

  • Recommended no higher than the number of available CPU Cores minus 2

For VMware ESXi and Hyper-V targets

Parameter Definition Unit of measurement Supported Values

Use this setting to customize the number of system log events to display in email notifications created after the completion of a virtual disaster recovery session. The count starts from the newest events.

To create a notification, you need to enable the Start the virtual machine after restore and take screenshot setting in your virtual disaster recovery settings and then create an event-based notification rule in the Cloud Management Console.

Log Count
  • Any whole number
  • Recommend 100
VdrVmBootDelayInSeconds Use this setting to customize the Virtual Machine boot delay Seconds Whole numbers (1 or more)
VdrVmBootTimeoutInSeconds Use this setting to customize the Virtual Machine boot timeout Seconds Whole numbers (1 or more)

Enable debug logging

Here is how to enable debug logs:

  1. Open the configuration file as above
  2. Add a new section with the following content to the bottom of the configuration file:
  3. Restart the Recovery Console
  4. Try to reproduce the issue