System requirements for Symantec System Recovery

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System requirements for Symantec System Recovery

Before you install Symantec System Recovery, ensure that your computer meets the system requirements. Review the Readme file on the installation DVD for any known issues.

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: 1.5 GB (dedicated)

  • LightsOut Restore: 1.5 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: Approximately 2 GB 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 the Gear Software technology. To verify that your DVD writer is compatible, visit the Gear Software website.

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 4.5 or later: Required to run and use Symantec System Recovery. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 is only required for Windows 2003.

    Note:

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

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64/x86 Redistributable

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable

  • SSR installer .NET 4.5 is installed on the following platforms:

    • Windows Vista SP2 (x86 and x64) and above

    • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64) and above

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64) and above

    • Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x86 and x64) and above

If you want to emails using the Granular Restore Option, you must have Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2010, or 2013 installed.

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


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