Restoring from remote backup-to-disk folders

Use the following steps to restore from remote backup-to-disk folders.

To restore from remote backup-to-disk folders

  1. From the Select Restore Method screen, click Install networking and then restore from remote backup-to-disk folders.

  2. Click Next.

    The Disaster Recovery Wizard attempts to detect and install the correct network drivers.

  3. After networking is installed, click Next.

    The Disaster Recovery Wizard attempts to detect the remote backup-to-disk folders. After it finds them, a Connect to <computer_name> screen appears, prompting you for access credentials to the remote computer where the backup-to-disk folders reside.

  4. Enter the credentials that are required to access the remote computer.

  5. Click Next.

    The Detecting Media Devices screen appears, showing the backup-to-disk folders.

  6. Click Next.

    On the Restore Data screen, all of the backup sets that you need to fully restore the computer are checked by default.

  7. Click Next.

  8. On the Insert Media into Restore Device screen, select the backup-to-disk folder that contains the required media that you want to restore.

  9. Click Next.

  10. When the automated restore process finishes, click the appropriate response.


    The Disaster Recovery Wizard prompts you to select another media set from which to continue the restore process.


    The Disaster Recovery Wizard updates the hard disk drivers and then finishes the recovery process.

  11. On the You have completed the Disaster Recovery Wizard screen, you can run the following:

    Run CMD.exe

    The Disaster Recovery Wizard lets you open a command window that you can use to make further modifications to your computer.

    Edit Boot.ini

    The Disaster Recovery Wizard lets you edit the boot.ini file using the Windows Notepad application to modify the boot.ini file on the root of the system partition.


    Click the Messages button to review messages generated by the Disaster Recovery Wizard during the recovery process.

  12. Click Finish. Remove the CD after the computer restarts but before the start process finds the startup CD drive.

    As the computer restarts, a Symantec screen momentarily appears while the Disaster Recovery Wizard makes final recovery modifications. After the modifications are finished, the computer restarts again and the recovery process is complete.