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rakesh_singh | 07 May 2013 | 0 comments

In this blog lets look at some of the features and capabilities of Symantec System Recovery 2013 Monitor. This blog is continuation of the introductory blog available at:

Symantec System Recovery Monitor 2013 provides users a choice to have one of the two views possibl: “Category” view and “All computers view”. To switch between these two views press ctrl+T

All computer view


Category view:


SSR Monitor also provides the capability to add remote computers in a bulk fashion – using Import feature. To use the import feature user...

inn_kam | 25 Mar 2013 | 4 comments


i am working as Systems Engineer in one of the Vendor Side Company , and give support for Symantec Netbackup + Desktop Laptop + Ops Center for lots of Customer .and if got any complicated issue , we took help from Symantec  with excellent support.

In this blog i would like to contribute my Experience for trouble shooting various cases at customer side with the help of Symantec

And it wil help lots of people who are new in using Symantec Netbackup.


Kaustubh Talekar | 24 Feb 2013 | 1 comment

Symantec system recovery 2013 supports powershell based scripting. There are 25 powershell scripts which will help user in automating their environment. These scripts are located on the install media at the following location :


The powershell scripts provides ways to automate various operations. Operations are divided into following categories :

  • Backup :
    • AddImageJob
    • CreateBaseImageNow
    • CreateImageNow
    • CreateIncrementalImage
  • Restore :
    • RestoreImage
    • Delayed_Restore
  • Virtual :
    • CreateVirtual
    • CreateVirtualConversionForESXServer
    • CreateVirtualMachineFromSv2i
  • Install :
    • SilentInstall
    • InstallLicense
    • Lights Out Restore Install
  • Utility Scripts :
    • Cancel_A_Scheduled_Job
    • ConsolidateRecoveryPoints
    • CopyToDestination
    • ...
Sandeep_SSR | 21 Feb 2013 | 1 comment

Backing up a UEFI based System:-

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

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


On the Define Backup Wizard SSR 2013 will list all the volumes on the system that can be backed up. In the following image we have ‘C drive’ available.

The ‘Show Hidden Drives’ option enables the user to view and select the system hidden partitions such as Recovery partition(usually OEM partitions) and ESP(EFI System Partition) as shown in image below.


In any case if the user misses to check the ‘Show Hidden Drives’ option and select these system partition and just selects the ‘C drive’ SSR 2013...

Sandeep_SSR | 05 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Symantec System Recovery 2013 supports backup and restore of UEFI based Systems.

More and more computer manufacturers are shifting to the EFI based computer making.

What is UEFI?

The Unified EFI (UEFI) Specification (previously known as the EFI Specification) defines an interface between an operating system and platform firmware.

More information can be found at


With the release of new Symantec system Recovery 2013, Symantec facilitates to backup and protect the UEFI based systems and servers. This includes the following.

  • The...
rakesh_singh | 25 Jan 2013 | 4 comments

Hi All.

In this blog we are going to talk about SSR Monitor, a lightweight application that helps monitor the backup status of up to 100 machines. As a user you may want to just get a quick overview of the backup status of all the machines in your environment. SSR Monitor helps you do exactly this. You can add all the machines you wish to monitor and at a glance get to know the backup status of those machines and in case there are failures gets the list systems where the backup did not complete successfully.

How to install:

To install Symantec System Recovery 2013 Monitor:

  1. Download the Sym_System_Recovery_2013_Monitor_1.0.0.46534_Multilingual_Product.exe using following link:


Jerry Gowen | 07 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – January 7, 2013– Symantec Corp. today announced Symantec System Recovery 2013, providing organizations with comprehensive system protection with full platform support for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and vSphere 5.1. With the new version, system recovery is even more efficient and easier to manage with simplified installation, efficient backup and reconciliation, free centralized management, and easier issue diagnosis. Symantec System Recovery 2013 continues to allow companies to restore physical and virtual systems in minutes, even to bare metal, dissimilar hardware, remote locations, or virtual environments.

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Mahesh_SSR_PM | 04 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Hello all

I am making a blog post after a long time but now onwards I will be regular!

We keep getting queries on best practices/ways to protect Hyper-V VMs with SSR, so here is some useful information.

Two different Methods/strategies could be employed to protect virtual machines on Windows Server with Hyper-V role enabled environment:


Method 1: Host level backup

[Please note that for the backups to be crash consistent snapshot integration services should be installed in the guest machine.]

  1. Install Symantec System Recovery on the Windows Server with Hyper-V role enabled
  2. Take host backup. During backup please select OS volume and all related drives for backup. If OS volume and related drives are not backed up then user will not be able to restore.

As shown in screenshot below, all drives will be listed as related drives when Hyper-V role is enabled.

RLeon | 04 Dec 2012 | 8 comments

In my struggles to understand various instant snapshot technologies, I have come up with the following way to help me better understand the fundamental concepts behind all snapshot products.
Please note that everything covered here are deliberately oversimplified. I also refer to LUNs, disks, volumes and partitions interchangeably.
By sharing my understandings, I hope others who are as confused as I was would find this helpful.
I would also be very grateful if someone would be kind enough to point out any errors in my understandings. It helps everyone in the end and will be appreciated.
Please note, that although all my examples are based on Windows platforms, the fundamental concepts apply to *nix platforms too.

Snapshots - What are they:
To explain how and why it works is out of the scope of this simple post. In most cases it utilizes Copy-On-Write technologies, which I would recommend reading up on.
For the scope...

barnaby_wood | 19 Jun 2012 | 0 comments

Apples weren’t my thing a couple of years ago. It was all a bit too predictable. You could tell the guy on the train who was going to get a Mac out of his laptop case – it was ‘a certain type.’ Now it seems I have become one of those types. It’s ok these days because every second person has an Apple product of one type or another. I’m hopeful that fact prevents me from being part of that once-predictable crowd.

For me it started with a phone. I had two Blackberries over a period of two or three years and they served their purpose really well. I was a huge fan. Then one day, the whole RIM-outage-no-mobile-email-reboot-it-every-so-often thing just became too difficult. It turned out that in my job (for which mobile communication is important) having to do all those extra bits and pieces you have to do when you own a Blackberry, we’re getting in the way of actually doing my job. Landing in another country for a one day meeting and...