Performing an automated restore by using the Intelligent Disaster Recovery Wizard with Backup Exec 2010

Article:TECH166621  |  Created: 2011-08-07  |  Updated: 2013-08-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH166621
Article Type
Technical Solution


Subject

Issue



Performing an automated restore by using the Intelligent Disaster Recovery (IDR) Wizard with Backup Exec 2010


Environment



In the illustration below server ''A'' is the Backup Exec media server and server ''B'' is the remote server that is being recoverd using Intelligent Disaster Recovery (IDR).


Solution



1.Place the bootable IDR CD in the CD drive of the computer to be recovered and then start the computer.


2.After reading the IDR boot screen, click Enter.

 

3.In the initial Symantec Intelligent Disaster Recovery panel, click Automated Recovery, and then click Next.

 

4.If SCSI or RAID controller drivers are required, the drivers are automatically installed if the Intelligent Disaster Recovery Wizard finds them in its driver database.

 

5.Select the *.dr file for the computer that you want to recover, and then click Next.

Each *.dr file is labeled using the name of the computer from which it was created. It also shows the date and time it was created. Make sure you select the correct *.dr file.

  • If the *.dr file does not appear, click Browse for Disaster Recovery files to navigate to the destination folder where you stored the backup copy of the *.dr file.
  • If the *.dr file resides on a network drive, click Install Network to enable networking.
  • After installing the network drivers, click Browse to find the *.dr file.

 

6.Click on Ok to format all local drives or click on Cancel to skip formatting the drives.

 

7.In the Restore Hard Disk Layout panel, click Next.

 

 

 8.In the Modify Hard Disk Layout panel, do one of the following:

To use the original configuration from the *.dr file Click Next.
To make additional changes to the partition information Do the following in the order listed:
■ Click Run Disk Management.
■ Modify the disk layout.
■ Click Next.
If a *.dr file does not exist for the computer being recovered Do the following in the order listed:
■ Click Run Disk Management.
■ Modify the partition layout.
■ Click Next.

 

9.Select one of the following methods to access the storage device and click Next.

 Use locally attached media device  Select this option if you have locally-connected backup media such as tape drives, autoloaders, or backup-to-disk folders. If you use bootable tape, you must use this option.
 Install networking, and then restore from remote backup-to-disk folders  Select this option if your backup-to-disk folders are located on remote computers.
 Install networking and then restore from a remote media server  Select this option if you want to submit the restore jobs from remote media servers.
  •  If you would be restoring using a locally attached media device refer to step 9-A
  • If you would be restoring from a remote backup to disk folder or from a remote media server refer to step 9-B

9-A. Restoring using locally attached media device.

From the Select Restore Method screen, select Use locally attached media device and then click Next.

- After media devices are detected, click Next.

 

- If the locally attached media device is not detected automatically then you can manually browse and select the device for restore by clicking on Removable or Nonremovable button.

 

-Click Next after the device the device has been selected.

 

 

- On the Restore Data screen, all of the backup sets that you need to fully restore the computer are checked by default.Click Next.

 

- On the Insert Media into Restore Device screen, select the backup-to-disk folder or drive that contains the required media that you want to restore.Click Next.

 

- Skip to step 10.

9-B. Restoring from a remote backup to disk folder or from a remote media server.

 

- The Intelligent Disaster Recovery Wizard attempts to detect and install the correct network drivers.

 

 - If the server being restored was configured to have a static ip address then click on configure and enter the static IP address.

 

- After networking is installed, click Next.

-If you would be restoring from a remote backup to disk folder the Intelligent Disaster Recovery Wizard attempts to detect the remote backup-to-disk folders. After it finds them, a Connect to <computer_name> screen appears, prompting you for access credentials to the remote computer where the backup-to-disk folders reside.

- If you would be restoring from a remote media server then the Connect to Media Server screen appears as shown below requesting for media server credentials.

 

 

- On the Restore Data screen, all backup sets that are required to fully restore the computer are checked by default.Click on Next.

 

10.The restore job will be submitted to the media server.

 

11.When the automated restore process finishes, click the appropriate response.

 Yes  The Intelligent Disaster Recovery Wizard prompts you to select another media set from which to continue the restore process.
 No  The Intelligent Disaster Recovery Wizard updates the hard disk drivers and then finishes the recovery process.

 

12.On the You have completed the Intelligent Disaster Recovery Wizard screen, you can run the following

 Run CMD.exe    The Intelligent Disaster Recovery Wizard lets you open a command window that you can use to make further modifications to your computer.
 Edit Boot.ini The Intelligent Disaster Recovery Wizard lets you edit the boot.ini file using the Windows Notepad application to modify the boot.ini file on the root of the system partition. (Windows 2000/XP/2003 only)
Messages

Click the Messages button to review messages generated by the Intelligent Disaster Recovery Wizard during the recovery process.

 

13.Click Finish. Remove the CD after the computer restarts but before the start process finds the startup CD drive.

 

As the computer restarts, a Symantec screen momentarily appears while the Intelligent Disaster Recovery Wizard makes final recovery modifications.After the modifications are finished, the computer restarts again and the recovery process is complete.





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