Veritas™ System Recovery 18 Readme

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Product(s): System Recovery (18.0)

System requirements

The following table lists the system requirements for Veritas System Recovery 18 to function properly.

Table: Minimum system requirements


Minimum requirements

Operating system

You can find a list of compatible operating systems, platforms, and applications at the following URL:*


The following list indicates the memory requirements for each component of Veritas System Recovery:

  • Veritas System Recovery Agent: 512 MB

  • Veritas System Recovery user interface and Recovery Point Browser: 512 MB

  • Veritas System Recovery Disk: 1.5 GB (dedicated)

  • LightsOut Restore: 1.5 GB

Available hard disk space

The following list indicates the hard disk space requirements for Veritas System Recovery and other items:

  • When you install the entire product: Approximately 1 GB is required for a full install, depending on the language of the product you select.

  • Recovery points: Sufficient hard disk space on a local hard disk or network server for storing recovery points.

    The size of recovery points depends on the amount of data you have backed up and the type of recovery point that is stored.

  • LightsOut Restore: 2 GB

DVD-ROM drive or USB drive

The drive must be capable of being used as the startup drive from Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and BIOS-based computers.


The following Microsoft .Net Framework versions are required for installing and using Veritas System Recovery:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later: Required to run and use Veritas System Recovery.


    If the required .NET Framework versions are not already installed, the Veritas System Recovery installation program automatically installs them on your computer.

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable

  • Veritas System Recovery installer installs .NET 4.5.2 on the following platforms:

    • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64) and above

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64) and above

    • Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x86 and x64) and above


    By default, Windows 10/Windows Server 2016 operating systems are installed with .Net Framework 4.6.