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Manual Disaster Recovery - Again

Created: 01 Apr 2014 • Updated: 04 Apr 2014 | 3 comments
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I'm using BackupExec 2012. I have migrated to this version from 10d. Right now I'm updating my Disaster Recovey Procedure before test and I'm a little bit confuse.

Restoring server is different to this which I get used to it. Symantec force SDR option. Great things I must said but I can't understand why greent indicator goes off when I deselect directory on my D: drive. There is no system crucial data on my d: drive. Could someone explain me why it is happen ? Most of administrators knows what it should be resotored.

The most important issue for me is to use manual disaster recovery. With BE 10d version when I wanted to restore the server I have just marked proper drives and system state during a single job. On BE2012 I can't do this in one time. When I press RESTORE button it appears wizard. First option is to choose FILES, FOLDERS... and second option is COMPLETE ONLINE.... When I press FILES, FOLDERS I'm able to restore all files without system state. When I press COMPLETE ONLINE... option then I'm able to restore system state but without files...madness (SDR is off).

Please advice what to do first. Should I firstly restore files and folders and then in second job system state ???

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lmosla's picture


the following links should be helpful

also check out sdr in the Admin Guide

karol.urbaniak's picture


thank you for reply. Unfortunatly because of various reasons I'm not able to use currently SDR so I would like to ask you to help me with my second question. I asked about manual disaster recovery and what data to restore at the begining. Should I use files and folders as first job and then in second job a system state ?

pkh's picture

Yes. At the minimum, you should restore the entire C: drive and then the system state.

As for your first question, it could be there are some pointers in the register to your D: drive so SDR thinks that it is needed for the recovery of the machine