Creating a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk in Symantec System Recovery

Article:HOWTO93978  |  Created: 2013-11-20  |  Updated: 2014-03-13  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO93978
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You can create a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk on a CD/DVD or on a USB device. A custom Symantec System Recovery Disk contains your computer's current network and storage device drivers. It helps to ensure that in an emergency you can get to the recovery points that are required to restore your computer. After creating a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk, you can use it as a source for creating another custom Symantec System Recovery Disk.

Note: You must have a writable Blu-ray/DVD/CD-RW drive to create a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk CD/DVD.

See Creating a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk to learn more about the available options.

To create a custom Symantec System Recovery Disk in Symantec System Recovery

  1. Attach and turn on all storage devices and network devices that you want to make available.
  2. Start Symantec System Recovery.
  3. Insert the Symantec System Recovery Disk DVD into your media drive.
  4. On the Tasks menu, click Create Custom Recovery Disk.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • Type the path of the Symantec System Recovery Disk.
    • Click Symantec System Recovery Disk ISO File to locate the path for the ISO image file or Symantec System Recovery Disk Folder to locate the path for the disk. 
  6. In the Symantec System Recovery Disk Creation panel, select the settings for creating the Symantec System Recovery Disk.
    If you save your customized Symantec System Recovery Disk on a USB device, the metadata, recovery environment data, and scripts are stored at the following location:
    <USB drive>:\SSR.
    Where <USB drive> is replaced with the actual drive letter.

    Note: Symantec recommends that only privileged users or an administrator should have the rights to access the USB folder. If you save your customized Symantec System Recovery Disk to a CD/DVD, Symantec recommends that only privileged users or an administrator should have access to the CD/DVD. Symantec also recommends that the recovery media files be managed only by trusted users. This is to ensure that the files are always safe and no one can tamper with them.
  7. Review the list of storage and network drivers to be included, and add additional drivers or remove the drivers you do not need.
  8. In the Startup Options panel, select the default keyboard layout, display language, and time zone from the respective lists.
  9. In the Options panel, select the optional settings for the custom Symantec System Recovery Disk.
  10. In the License Setup panel, specify how you want to enable licensed features in the customized Symantec System Recovery Disk.
  11. Review the summary of the options you have selected for creating the custom Symantec System Recovery Disk, and then click Finish.

    Warning: Be certain to test your new custom Symantec System Recovery Disk. It ensures that you can use the Symantec System Recovery Disk to start your computer and can access the drive that contains your recovery points. 



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