How to create a Custom Symantec Recovery CD.

Article:TECH83694  |  Created: 2009-01-10  |  Updated: 2014-05-08  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH83694
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Technical Solution

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Symantec recommends that a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk is created, even if driver validation succeeds, and Symantec System Recovery Disk appears to work. A custom Symantec System Recovery Disk contains, from the system it was created upon, current network and storage device drivers. This helps to ensure that in an emergency the system's recovery points are able to be restored. Depending upon product version, a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk can be created on a CD/DVD or on a USB device.
 

NOTE: After creating a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk, it can be the source for creating another custom Symantec System Recovery Disk on additional systems.


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Windows based systems


Solution



Note: For versions 2013 and earlier, download the ISO image for the Symantec Recovery Disk from the link https://fileconnect.symantec.com/ using the serial no. To find the complete information regarding downloading of the product please refer to the link: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH57937.
 
To create a custom Symantec Recovery Disk:

1. Start Backup Exec System Recovery or Symantec System Recovery console.

2. Attach and turn on all storage devices and network devices that need to be made available at the time of a restore.

3. Insert the Symantec Recovery Disk CD into the CD-ROM drive.

4. Depending upon the version of Backup Exec System Recovery, do one of the following:
  
For Backup Exec System Recovery 8.x and later -- Click Tasks pull down menu and choose Create Custom Recovery Disk.
For Backup Exec System Recovery 7.x -- Click File pull down menu and choose Create Recovery Disk.
 
5. Click Next
  
6. Do one of the following:
 
If prompted, click Browse, select the drive that contains the Symantec Recovery Disk CD or point to the Symantec Recovery Disk ISO file, click OK, and then click Next.
(Note : If the Symantec Recovery Disk cannot be loaded on the drive the Symantec Recovery Disk ISO file can also be used. To use the ISO file it has to be unzipped first using any zip application like winzip or winrar and then just specify the path of the unzipped files.)
 
6. Perform one of the following steps:

           a. Click Automatic (Recommended), and then click Next.
           b. Click Custom, and then click Next.
 
 
7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the wizard.
 
Note:  This technote does not have steps for burning the downloaded SRD to CD.  Please see article TECH70401 at the following link   www.symantec.com/docs/TECH70401
 



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