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Keith Fields | 03 Nov 2014 | 38 comments

Symantec™ System Recovery 2013 R2 rapidly restores complete physical and virtual systems in minutes, not hours or days, even to dissimilar hardware, remote locations, or virtual environments. 

Extensive testing was done on this recent release that included 120 + successful Beta deployments globally.  This update includes supportability improvements, bug fixes, new features and new platform support such as:  

  • Windows 2012 R2 Update
  • Windows 8.1 Update1
  • SharePoint 2013 (without GRO)
  • VMWare ESXi 5.5
  • Support for Exchange 2013 (with GRO)

For a complete list of platforms supported, click here.

For more detailed information or to evaluate Symantec™ System Recovery 2013 R2 click on the following links:

Sherry Fang | 17 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

In business today, the quality of a customer experience that a company provides often depends on technology. Even when a customer is face-to-face with a company employee, or interacting over the phone, it’s likely that the company employee is interacting with a computer application on the customer’s behalf.

As a result, there is greater pressure than ever on IT teams to keep corporate services and data available and resilient. In the 21st century, companies are their technology. The trust that they earn from customers depends on the availability and reliability of services.

Backup and recovery have become more important than ever. On the other hand, because IT teams need more time to develop new technology services that keep businesses competitive, there is less time for routine tasks such as backup and recovery. Companies need to streamline backup and recovery to minimize costs and resources, yet also protect faster-growing volumes of data at higher...

Shailendra Musale | 01 Jul 2014 | 4 comments

We are happy to announce the Beta Program for Symantec™ System Recovery 2013 R2 release. We are seeking Symantec System Recovery customers who are interested in testing, validating and actively providing feedback on Symantec System Recovery code within their lab and/or production environments. You can be among the first to see all new features of Symantec System Recovery, and your valuable feedback can help shape the future of Symantec System Recovery.

Click Here to apply for this Testing Opportunity

This new version of Symantec System Recovery 2013 R2 delivers one of the most powerful and reliable backup and recovery solutions available today. This release focuses on providing support for latest platforms such as Windows 8.1 Update1, Windows 2012 R2 Update (KB2919355), VMWare ESXi 5.5; support for latest Linux distributions such as...

Muzayun Mukhtar | 28 Aug 2013 | 1 comment


The Symantec System Recovery and Experience Design team is inviting you to get involved in shaping the product.

The purpose of this study is to gain insights from our customers and partners, and get their feedback on the creation of System Recovery Disk (SRD) in their environments. We are looking for customers who have experience using 2013, 2011 versions of SSR or customers of Norton Ghost.

Here are the details of the study

  • During the remote 90 minute session, you would walk through few tasks using a build offering your feedback along the way
  • You will interact with the team designing the product
  • As thanks for participation, we will offer you a $110 gift card redeemable at a host of online vendors.  Please inform in advance if this is not permissible by your company policy.

To participate, you need

  • A willingness to share your...
Mahesh_SSR_PM | 10 Jun 2013 | 7 comments

Dear SSR Family Members

It’s been a long time since I made my last post. I was waiting for the release of Service Pack 1 (SP1).


It’s been 2 weeks since this was released. Hope you are finding this value pack very useful. In case you are yet to get hands-on, let me summarize the key benefits encapsulated in this value pack.

First of all, as usual, this release is for all family members whether it’s SSR for Windows, SSR Linux, SSR MS or SSR Monitor.

Key Defects addressed in SP1 include:

SSR Windows

-        Ability to perform P2V conversions from a NAS device acting as the staging area.

-        Ability for Windows to restart successfully after UEFI store

-        No blue screen now when...

PravinAmin | 22 May 2013 | 1 comment

SSR 2013 supports Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 including new features introduced in this release of Windows.

Following are the new features of Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 supported by SSR 2013

  1. Support for Volumes created on Storage pools
  • SSR 2013 recognizes volumes created from Storage Pools. It can backup and restores these volumes like physical volumes in the system. SSR 2013 also detects physical disks that make Storage Pools. These disks are not exposed through SSR 2013 during target selection.
  • However SSR 2013 does not backup/restore store pool configuration information. End user will have to create virtual disk/ spaces manually before SSR 2013 can restore volumes to these disks. Symantec System Recover Disk (SSRD) 2013 now contains PowerShell cmdlets to create/configure storage pools.
  • SSR 2013 also supports cold backup of storage pools volumes.
  1. Dedupe support...
Shashank_Mulay | 20 May 2013 | 1 comment

Hi All,

In this blog you will get introduce to product Symantec System Recovery Linux edition 2013 commands. This can be used to quickly refer available commands product offers.

For more details on prerequisites, examples and features details please refer user guide symsrl.pdf which comes along with product.

1. Backup a device or mounted volume commands:



Configure a backup using command line wizard.

#symsr  -createjob

Backup device or mount point from command line

#symsr  –b <device or mount point>  -d  <destination folder>

2. Backup job management commands:




View job

#symsr  –info  job

manishkrsingh | 17 May 2013 | 4 comments

First-time install:


You install Symantec Installation Manager on the computer where you plan to install the Symantec System Recovery 2013 Management Solution. Ensure the server has high speed internet connection.

For an offline installation, you install Symantec Installation Manager on a computer that has an Internet connection. You then use Symantec Installation Manager to create an installation package that you run on the computer that does not have an Internet connection

  1. Log on to your computer by using either the Administrator account or an Account with administrator privileges.
  2. Install Symantec Installation Manager (SIM).

          a) To download SIM, visit

Sandeep_SSR | 13 May 2013 | 7 comments

New Symantec System Recovery 2013 supports the Backup and Restore of UEFI based system.

The following document is intended to walk through the restore procedure of UEFI based systems.

The following screenshot gives a glimpse of disk structure of a UEFI based system:


The Highlighted area or the partitions/volumes are the critical ones and must be backed up in order to do a Disaster Recovery of the UEFI based system.

Once the system is booted into the SSR 2013 SRD mode please select ‘Recover My Computer’ option on the home screen.

On the ‘Select a Recovery Point to Restore’ SSR 2013 provides 3 options to choose from:

  1. Recover System by date/time.
  2. Recover System by Filename.
  3. Recover System by System (view).
  1. Recover System by date/time.

When this option is selected SSR 2013...

Shashank_Mulay | 10 May 2013 | 1 comment

Hi All,

In this blog you will get introduce to product Symantec System Recovery Linux  2013 and how to install it.

As product name describe this product is for Linux platform and complements Symantec System Recovery product available for Windows with all important features which user would require in any Backup and Recovery product.

Symantec System Recovery Linux henceforth in this blog will be called SSRL is a third release on Linux platform and have following features in it.


Feature Set


Independent backup (Full  backup) and restore


Incremental backup and restore


Scheduling  backup Job