Best practices for Backup Exec 2012 Simplified Disaster Recovery
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Best practices include tips and recommendations to help you use Backup Exec 2012 Simplified Disaster Recovery (SDR) effectively. For more information about SDR, see the Backup Exec 2012 Administrator's Guide.
The following best practices help you use the SDR effectively:
Create a custom SDR disk whenever you update the host bus adapter or network interface card hardware or software. This practice ensures that you have the latest hardware or software drivers that may be required for restore.
Use SDR to perform a test recovery of a non-production computer before a disaster occurs. You can use a virtual environment such as VMWare or Hyper-V for test recovery purposes. A test recovery lets you familiarize yourself with the SDR recovery process before it is needed.
Ensure that Backup Exec Database maintenance runs after you configure new storage devices on your Backup Exec server but before you run an SDR-compatible backup job. This ensures that the Backup Exec Database contains the latest storage device configuration details, which can be restored as part of a SDR recovery. You can set the schedule to run a Backup Exec Database maintenance by enabling the option, , under Backup Exec Settings > Database Maintentance.
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