How to mount a recovery point as a virtual hard disk drive letter on the Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery (BESR) client system

Article:TECH54551  |  Created: 2007-01-07  |  Updated: 2013-10-22  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH54551
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Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



How to mount a recovery point as a virtual hard disk drive letter on the Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery (BESR) client system

Solution



Mounting a Recovery Point as a virtual hard disk drive letter allows the use of Windows Explorer search capabilities to search for various files by file type or by name.  A mounted drive can use various disk utilities such as antivirus engines to scan the recovery point in this virtual drive state for viruses.

To mount a recovery point as a virtual hard disk drive letter:


    Version 7.x

      1. Click StartAll Programs > Symantec > Backup Exec System Recovery > Backup Exec System Recovery
      2. Click  Tools
      3. Click Run Recovery Point Browser.
      4. Navigate to and select a recovery point by *.v2i or *.v2i file extension.
      5. Click Open.
      6. In the hierarchal tree left-hand panel of the Recovery Point Browser, select the file name of the recovery point.
      Example: C_Drive001.v2i.
      7. Click File  > Mount Recovery point
      Note: Record the drive letter the virtual drive will be
      8. Click Ok  
      9. A windows Explorer window should pop open, or appear minimized on the start bar showing the contents of the recovery point as the virtual drive letter in step 7.

    Version 6.5

      1. Click StartAll Programs > Symantec > Backup Exec System Recovery > Recovery Point Browser
      2. Navigate to and select a recovery point by *.v2i or *.v2i file extension.
      3. Click Open.
      4. In the hierarchal tree left-hand panel of the Recovery Point Browser, select the file name of the recovery point.
      Example: C_Drive001.v2i.
      5. Click File  > Mount Recovery point
      Note: Record the drive letter the virtual drive will be
      6. Click Ok  
      7. A windows Explorer window should pop open, or appear minimized on the start bar showing the contents of the recovery point as the virtual drive letter in step 7.



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