SDR Questions for BE 2014
I have a few SDR questions that hopefully are simple enough to answer. I understand that I need to keep SDR turned on to update the .dr files after each successful backup and understand that Symantec no longer provides a downloadable SDR disk. I just want to make sure I'm doing things right.
Example 1: I have SDR backups on for server A (media server) and server B (remote server being backed up) and I create the DR file on server A and use server B as an alternate DR store. At this point, lets say server B crashes and I never created an SDR recovery disk. Can I create the SDR disk at this time and use the DR file on the media server to recover server B or is it too late?
Example 2: Lets say I have media servers in 5 different sites all backing up remote servers with SDR on.
Do I need to create an SDR recovery disk at each one of those sites?
Also, do I need to create a new disk every time I add another server to be backed up? Or is it simply enough to turn on SDR on the newly backed up server to create the DR file and use the "old" original SDR disk along with the new DR file for recovery?
How often do I need to update the SDR recovery disk? After each patch, each service pack or each version change?
I have read the admin guide and I'm just trying to get a grasp on what's in the DR file versus what's on the recovery disk. I just want to make sure I can recover all my servers. I understand I can use manual recovery if needed but am trying to avoid that.
Thank you in advance.