Defining a drive-based backup in Symantec System Recovery

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Define a drive-based backup to take a snapshot of your entire hard drive.
See About defining a drive-based backup.

When a backup runs, each snapshot is stored on your computer as a recovery point. You can use the recovery point to restore your computer to the point in time when you created the snapshot.

Note: Symantec recommends that you use AES encryption when you define a backup to prevent unauthorized access to the files.

See Defining a drive-based backup to learn more about the available options.

To define a drive based backup in Symantec System Recovery

  1. On the Tasks menu, define a new backup, and then select Back up my computer.
  2. On the Drives, Related Drives, and Recovery Point Type panels, select the appropriate options for the backup.
    On the Backup Destinations panel, when you save your recovery points to a network folder, the backup of drives or files over a network is not encrypted.

    Note:
    Symantec recommends that you use AES encryption when you define a backup to prevent unauthorized access to the files. 
  3. (Optional) On the Offsite Copy panel, you can add a remote location to store your recovery points at a remote location for added backup protection.
  4. On the Options panel, set the recovery point options.
    When you use command files (.exe, .cmd, .bat) during a backup, stop and restart non-VSS-aware databases. To use a Visual Basic script file (.vbs) during a backup, you can create a batch file (.bat) to run the script. Symantec System Recovery runs any script using a high privilege account. When the command files are to be located at a place other than the default location, the Command Files folder specifies the location of these files.

    Note:
    Symantec recommends that only high privilege users or an administrator have the permission to modify a backup script and access the Command Files folder.
  5. Select the Backup Time options to set a schedule for the backup.
  6. To run the new backup immediately, select the Run backup now check box, and then click Finish.

 

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