Various restore options that are available in Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery (BESR)

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Various restore options that are available in Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery (BESR)


The following restore options are available while performing a restore using Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery:

Verify recovery point before restore
  • Verifies whether a recovery point is valid or corrupt it is restored. This option can significantly increase the time required for the recovery to complete.

Check for file system errors

  • Checks the restored drive for errors after the recovery point is restored.

Resize restored drive

  • Automatically expands the drive to occupy the target drive's remaining unallocated space.

Set drive active (for booting OS)

  • Makes the restored drive the active partition (for example, the drive from which the computer starts). This option should be selected when restoring the drive on which the operating system is installed.

Restore original disk signature

  • Restores the original, physical disk signature of the hard drive. Disk signatures are included in Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, and Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition (SP3 and later). Disk signatures are required to use the hard drive.
  • Select this option if either of the following situations are true:

   1. The computer's drive letters are atypical (for example, assigned letters other than C, D, E, and so forth).
   2. Restoring a recovery point to a blank hard drive.

Partition type

  • Sets the partition type as follows:

1. Primary partition: Because hard disks are limited to four primary partitions, select this type if the drive will have four or less partitions.

     2. Logical partition: Select this type if more than four partitions are needed. There can be up to three primary partitions, plus any number of logical partitions, up to the maximum size of the hard disk.

Drive letter

  • Allows a drive letter to be assigned to the partition.

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