Windows packages are network interface card (NIC) drivers and mass storage device (MSD) drivers. Packages are stored in the BMR database on the NetBackup master server. The packages pool is comprised of the packages that are stored in the database. The packages pool is the common pool of packages that can be added to restore configurations.
Packages may be required when you restore to a different system, in which case you add them to the restore configuration. If the Packages window does not contain a driver that is required for a dissimilar system restore, add it to Bare Metal Restore. Do not add it to the restore configuration if a driver is on the Windows installation media that created the SRT.