System requirements for Symantec System Recovery

Article:HOWTO83509  |  Created: 2013-02-08  |  Updated: 2013-08-29  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO83509
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System requirements for Symantec System Recovery

The following table lists the system requirements for Symantec System Recovery to function properly.

Table: Minimum system requirements

Component

Minimum requirements

Operating system

You can find a list of compatible operating systems, platforms, and applications at the following URL:

http://entsupport.symantec.com/umi/V-306-17

RAM

The following list indicates the memory requirements for each component of Symantec System Recovery:

  • Symantec System Recovery Agent: 512 MB

  • Symantec System Recovery user interface and Recovery Point Browser: 512 MB

  • Symantec System Recovery Disk: 1 GB (dedicated)

  • LightsOut Restore: 1 GB

Available hard disk space

The following list indicates the hard disk space requirements for Symantec System Recovery and other items:

  • When you install the entire product: Up to 700 MB is required for a full install, depending on the language of the product you select.

  • Recovery points: Sufficient hard disk space on a local hard disk or network server for storing recovery points.

    The size of recovery points depends on the amount of data you have backed up and the type of recovery point that is stored.

  • LightsOut Restore: 2 GB

DVD-ROM drive

The drive can be any speed, but it must be capable of being used as the startup drive from the BIOS.

Symantec System Recovery uses Gear Software technology. To verify that your DVD writer is compatible, visit the Gear Software Web site.

http://www.gearsoftware.com

You can look up information about your writer if you know the name of the manufacturer and model number of your writer.

Software

The following Microsoft .Net Framework versions are required for installing and using Symantec System Recovery:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2: Required to run the Symantec System Recovery installation program.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or later: Required to run and use Symantec System Recovery.

If the required .NET Framework versions are not already installed, the Symantec System Recovery installation program automatically installs them on your computer.

If you want to be able to restore email using the Granular Restore Option, you must have Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007, or 2010 installed.

See About supported file systems, disk types, disk partition schemes, and removable media .



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