About creating recovery media after a disaster

If a disaster occurs on a computer before you create the recovery media for it, you can still create recovery media if you made a full backup of the computer before the disaster.


For remote computers, this feature is available only if the Remote Agent version 10.0 or higher is installed on the remote computer.

When you create a full backup of a computer, IDR creates a *.dr file that contains system and catalog information. IDR uses the *.dr file to create the recovery media needed to recover the computer.

If a disaster occurs on the local media server, you can create recovery media for it after a disaster if you have another media server and a copy of the *.dr file from the local media server in an alternate location. Also, you can use the Remote Administrator to recover the local media server.

More Information

Creating a bootable CD image

Creating a bootable tape image

Creating the Intelligent Disaster Recovery nonbootable CD image only

Updating bootable media