How to create a Custom Recovery CD.

Problem

Veritas recommends that a custom System Recovery Disk is created, even if driver validation succeeds, and System Recovery Disk appears to work. A custom System Recovery Disk contains, from the system it was created upon, current network and storage device drivers. This helps to ensure that in an emergency the system's recovery points are able to be restored. Depending upon product version, a custom System Recovery Disk can be created on a CD/DVD or on a USB device.
 

NOTE: After creating a custom System Recovery Disk, it can be the source for creating another custom System Recovery Disk on additional systems.

Solution

Note: For versions 2013 and earlier, download the ISO image for the Recovery Disk from the link MyVeritas portal (See http://www.veritas.com/docs/000100418) using the serial number.
 
To create a custom Recovery Disk:

1. Start Backup Exec System Recovery or System Recovery console.

2. Attach and turn on all storage devices and network devices that need to be made available at the time of a restore.

3. Insert the Recovery Disk CD into the CD-ROM drive.

4. Depending upon the version of Backup Exec System Recovery, do one of the following:
  
For Backup Exec System Recovery 8.x and later -- Click Tasks pull down menu and choose Create Custom Recovery Disk.
For Backup Exec System Recovery 7.x -- Click File pull down menu and choose Create Recovery Disk.
 
5. Click Next
  
6. Do one of the following:
 
If prompted, click Browse, select the drive that contains the Recovery Disk CD or point to the Recovery Disk ISO file, click OK, and then click Next.
(Note : If the Recovery Disk cannot be loaded on the drive the Recovery Disk ISO file can also be used. To use the ISO file it has to be unzipped first using any zip application like winzip or winrar and then just specify the path of the unzipped files.)
 
6. Perform one of the following steps:

           a. Click Automatic (Recommended), and then click Next.
           b. Click Custom, and then click Next.
 
 
7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the wizard.
 
 

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