Creating a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk

Article:HOWTO83522  |  Created: 2013-02-08  |  Updated: 2013-08-29  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO83522
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Creating a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk

Symantec recommends that you create a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk, even if driver validation succeeds, and your Symantec System Recovery Disk appears to work. You can create a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk on a CD/DVD or on a USB device. A custom Symantec System Recovery Disk contains your computer's current network and storage device drivers. It helps to ensure that in an emergency you can get to the recovery points that are required to restore your computer.

After creating a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk, you can use it as a source for creating another custom Symantec System Recovery Disk.

Note:

You must have a writeable Blu-ray/DVD/CD-RW drive to create a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk CD/DVD.

To create a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk

  1. Attach and turn on all storage devices and network devices that you want to make available.

  2. Start Symantec System Recovery.

  3. Insert the Symantec System Recovery Disk DVD into your media drive.

  4. On the Tasks menu, click Create Custom Recovery Disk.

  5. Click Next.

  6. Do one of the following:

    If you know the path to the source Symantec System Recovery Disk

    Type the path in the Symantec System Recovery Disk media location field.

    If you do not know the path to the source Symantec System Recovery Disk

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • Click Browse.

    • Click Symantec System Recovery Disk ISO File to locate the path for the ISO image file, or click Symantec System Recovery Disk Folder to locate the path for the disk on other media.

    • On the Open dialog box, navigate to the location of the appropriate ISO image file, media drive, or folder.

    • Click Open.

  7. Click Next.

  8. In the Symantec System Recovery Disk Creation panel, select the settings for creating the Symantec System Recovery Disk.

    See Symantec System Recovery Disk creation settings.

  9. Click Next.

  10. Review the list of storage and network drivers to be included, and add additional drivers or remove the drivers you do not need.

  11. Click Next.

  12. In the Startup Options panel, select the default keyboard layout, display language, and time zone from the respective lists.

  13. Click Next.

  14. In the Options panel, select the optional settings for the custom Symantec System Recovery Disk.

    See Optional settings for Symantec System Recovery Disk.

  15. Click Next.

  16. In the License Setup panel, specify how you want to enable licensed features in the customized Symantec System Recovery Disk. For example, the cold imaging feature called Back Up My Computer.

  17. Click Next.

  18. Review the summary of the options you have selected for creating the custom Symantec System Recovery Disk.

  19. Click Finish.

    Warning:

    Be certain to test your new custom Symantec System Recovery Disk. It ensures that you can use the Symantec System Recovery Disk to start your computer and can access the drive that contains your recovery points.

    See Testing Symantec System Recovery Disk.

See Creating a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk.

See About testing Symantec System Recovery Disk.

See About updating Symantec System Recovery Disk on USB.



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