Creating packages for an Easy Installer

Article:HOWTO13672  |  Created: 2008-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO13672
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Creating packages for an Easy Installer

Backup Exec System Recovery Manager already includes numerous pre-installed packages such as the following:

  • Backup Exec System Recovery

  • Management Control

    A necessary component of Backup Exec System Recovery that must be installed on each computer whose backups you want to manage.

  • Indexing Server

You would need to create packages for an Easy Installer if any of the following reasons apply:

  • A newer version is released for any of the pre-installed packages.

  • You want to install LightsOut Restore on computers you manage.

    Backup Exec System Recovery Manager does not ship with a pre-installed package of LightsOut Restore. However, you can use Symantec Recovery Disk (or a custom Symantec Recovery Disk CD that you have created) to create a package of LightsOut Restore. The CD comes with Backup Exec System Recovery Manager.

    LightsOut Restore gives you the ability to restore servers in remote, unattended environments and distributed locations.

    About recovering a drive

  • You want to install Backup Exec Granular Restore Option on Exchange servers with Backup Exec System Recovery already installed.

    You must purchase Backup Exec Granular Restore Option. You can then use the product's CD to create a package of Backup Exec Granular Restore Option using Backup Exec System Recovery Manager.

See Creating an Easy Installer .

A package contains one software product such as Backup Exec System Recovery or Management Control. You combine one or more packages to create an Easy Installer. Users download the Easy Installer onto their computers, or you deploy to computers with a logon script. Packages and Easy Installers are stored on the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server.

Typically, you create packages once and then use them in an Easy Installer until a new version of the product is released. At that time, you can run the Create Packages wizard again to create the appropriate package and then create a new Easy Installer.

To create packages for an Easy Installer

  1. Depending on the package that you want to create, make sure you have one or more of the following product CDs available before you continue:

    • Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 7 and 8 or higher Server Edition

    • Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 7 and 8 or higher Windows Small Business Server Edition

    • Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 7 and 8 or higher Desktop Edition

    • Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Manager 7 and 8 or higher

    • Symantec Recovery Disk

    • Symantec Backup Exec Granular Restore Option

  2. On the Tools menu, click Create Easy Installer.

  3. Click Add Package.

  4. Select a product whose package you want to create based on the product CD you have available, and then click Next.

  5. Click From product CD.

  6. When prompted, insert the appropriate product CD into the media drive.

    The install browser window may appear after you insert the CD. In such cases, click Exit to return to the wizard.

  7. To begin copying the files from the product CD, click Next.

    The package is added to the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server.

    When you are finished creating packages, you are ready to combine different packages into an Easy Installer.

    See Creating an Easy Installer .


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