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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 http://...

PackMatt73 | 16 May 2013 | 0 comments


A bank without money is not going to attract any customers. And while it’s unlikely that a sinkhole will suddenly appear and swallow up a vault, there is an important resource in business today that is all too vulnerable: information.

According to the latest State of Information Survey from Symantec, roughly half of an organization’s value can be attributed to the information it is generating and storing. And like the bank that needs to be able to loan out its funds to generate revenue through earning interest, information does companies no good if employees and customers can’t gain access to what they need.

There are a variety of factors that can put business information at risk today. Natural disasters, accidental deletions and malicious outsiders can all be as damaging to the average business as a robbery to a bank. In case disaster does strike, organizations need to know they have a...

Sandeep_SSR | 14 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...

PackMatt73 | 10 May 2013 | 1 comment



 Google+ Hangout (link below)


 Fri, 10 May, 2013 - 13:00 - 14:00 EDT


Greetings Fans of Virtualization!

I have rounded up 2 Microsoft MVPs & a vmware vExpert for a G+ Hangout today at 1.00 EDT to discuss a White Paper they co-authored:

Virtual Machine Backup & Recovery: Five Critical Decisions

Join a panel of virtualization experts including

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


rakesh_singh | 07 May 2013 | 7 comments

This blog is next in the series of SSR Monitor blogs. Please refer to following link for the older blog:

In this blog lets look at:

a. Various operations possible using Symantec System Recovery 2013 Monitor.

b. Troubleshooting tips in case of connection failures.

Various operations possible: Please refer to screenshot below for various operations possible on a machine.


Users can use the search capability to search for a particular machine. Lets say a user has add 100 machines and he/she is interested in finding the current status of a particular machine. In this case user could easily key in the name of the machine in the search field and filter...

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...

Rob.Wilcox | 07 May 2013 | 0 comments


One of the great features of Enterprise Vault is the ability for it to keep safety copies of data before they are removed from the archiving target. What this means in practice, when it relates to something like email in Microsoft Exchange is that the mail items aren’t removed from Exchange, until after they are ingested into Enterprise Vault AND backed up. This is added level of protection then against data loss, without it, there is always the chance that an email which arrives in a users mailbox today, gets archived this evening (before an Exchange backup takes place) and is then lost forever if the Enterprise Vault system suffers a disaster.
When it comes to the safety copy mechanism it’s a setting which can be configured on the properties of a Vault Store partition as shown below:
@BackupMikko | 06 May 2013 | 0 comments

How far along are you on your virtualization journey? Most organizations already have more than half of their systems virtualized and are currently virtualizing their most business critical applications.

Now you are facing the challenge of keeping your ever-expanding virtual environment protected while providing the required service level for the business critical physical systems. Managing two separate isolated environments increases complexity and introduces potential for gaps in the data protection strategy if not carefully planned and implemented.

A poorly planned data protection strategy will not only increase risk to the data but will also consume more storage, restrict your recovery options and increase the time spent managing the environment. This is why it is important to understand the options and pitfalls when building a data protection strategy for virtual and mixed environments.

Host-level Integration and Virtual Machine optimized...

A L Johnson | 01 May 2013 | 0 comments

In this video, Antelope Valley Hospital CIO Humberto Quintar discusses the reasons his organization selected Symantec NetBackup, including support for both physical & virtual environments, faster, more granular backup and recovery, improved staff productivity, and reduced costs. Check out the video here: