Running a one-time backup from Backup Exec System Recovery

Article:HOWTO21394  |  Created: 2009-01-29  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO21394
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Running a one-time backup from Backup Exec System Recovery

You can use One Time Backup to quickly define and run a backup that creates an independent recovery point from Backup Exec System Recovery. You use the One Time Backup Wizard to define the backup. The backup runs when you complete the Wizard. The backup definition is not saved for future use. You can use the independent recovery point later.

This feature is useful when you need to back up your computer or a particular drive quickly before a significant event. For example, you can run a one-time backup before you install new software. Or, you can run it when you learn about a new computer security threat.

You can also use Symantec Recovery Disk to create one time cold backups.

See About running a one-time backup from Symantec Recovery Disk.

To run a one-time backup from Backup Exec System Recovery

  1. On the Tasks page, click One Time Backup.

  2. Click Next.

  3. Select one or more drives to back up, and then click Next.

  4. If the Related Drives dialog box is displayed, set the appropriate option, and then click Next. Otherwise, skip to the next step.

    See Related Drives options.

  5. In the Backup Destinations panel, select the appropriate options.

    Backup destination options

  6. Click Next.

  7. On the Options panel, select the appropriate options.

    See Recovery point options.

  8. Click Next.

  9. If appropriate, in the lists, select the command files that you want to run during a particular stage in the recovery point creation process. Then, specify the amount of time (in seconds) that you want the command to run before it is stopped.

    If you added the command file to the CommandFiles folder, you may need to click Back, and then Next to see the files in each stage’s list.

    See About running command files during a backup.

  10. Click Next.

  11. Click Finish to run the backup.


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