Video Screencast Help
Symantec to Separate Into Two Focused, Industry-Leading Technology Companies. Learn more.

Can I restore BE2012 Backup server using SDR?

Created: 01 Jan 2014 • Updated: 24 Feb 2014 | 3 comments
This issue has been solved. See solution.

Hi, i am now applying patch in Backup Exec 2012 Back up server, i want to know can the backup server be restored uisng SDR?

The back up server is connect to a tape library directly, thanks!

Operating Systems:

Comments 3 CommentsJump to latest comment

pkh's picture

Yes. You can restore a media server using SDR.

If your backup set is on tape, then you need to store the .dr file on a thumb-drive and put it in the machine when you boot up from the SDR DVD.  You can then use the .dr file to point to your tape backup set.

SOLUTION
Moe Howard's picture

If you created the disaster recovery disk right after an "SDR" backup then it will pick up the DR file. This might save you some time by not having to utilize the thumb drive.

pkh's picture

Is this practical when the user might be doing the SDR backup daily? Isn't it easier to copy the .dr file to a thumb-drive than to create the SDR bootable DVD?