Creating a custom System Recovery Disk in System Recovery

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You can create a custom System Recovery Disk on a CD/DVD or on a USB device. A custom 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 System Recovery Disk, you can use it as a source for creating another custom System Recovery Disk.

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

To create a custom System Recovery Disk in System Recovery

  1. Attach and turn on all storage devices and network devices that you want to make available.
  2. Start System Recovery.
  3. Insert the 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 System Recovery Disk.
    • Click System Recovery Disk ISO File to locate the path for the ISO image file or System Recovery Disk Folder to locate the path for the disk. 
  6. In the System Recovery Disk Creation panel, select the settings for creating the System Recovery Disk.
    If you save your customized 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: Veritas recommends that only privileged users or an administrator should have the rights to access the USB folder. If you save your customized System Recovery Disk to a CD/DVD, veritas recommends that only privileged users or an administrator should have access to the CD/DVD. Veritas 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 System Recovery Disk.
  10. In the License Setup panel, specify how you want to enable licensed features in the customized System Recovery Disk.
  11. Review the summary of the options you have selected for creating the custom System Recovery Disk, and then click Finish.

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

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