Best practices when creating recovery points for use with the Granular Restore Option

Article:HOWTO13566  |  Created: 2008-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO13566
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Best practices when creating recovery points for use with the Granular Restore Option

For more information about using Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery, see the Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery User's Guide. This guide is available in PDF format on the Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery CD.

When creating a recovery point, you should use the following guidelines:

  • Select the option to back up your computer, not the option to back up selected files and folders.

  • When you select which drives to back up, make sure you select all of the drives on the system.

    See How to identify drives for backup.

  • When you select the type of recovery point to create, you should select Recovery Point Set instead of Independent Recovery Point. This selection makes subsequent recovery points much smaller.

  • The Exchange or SharePoint server does not need to be turned off for a backup to run successfully. However, you should schedule the backup at a time when the server is less busy (for example, after midnight).

  • If you use mount points, make sure that you select them for backup.


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