About recovering a computer and using the
Disaster Recovery Wizard
To recover a computer with the Disaster Recovery
Wizard, you must:
Start the computer by using the bootable tape or CD
that was created with the IDR Preparation Wizard.
Use Windows Setup to prepare the computer for
Use the Disaster Recovery Wizard to restore the
computer to an operational state and to restore the computer's data
from the last backup set.
However, to fully
automate the recovery, you must have the current *.dr file for the
computer that you want to restore. If a *.dr file is unavailable or
if the *.dr file is not current, you can still use IDR to manually
recover the computer.
When you use the Disaster Recovery Wizard to
perform a recovery, the Disaster Recovery Wizard lets you access
the media device that is required for restore from three sources.
Use locally-attached media devices at the computer
being that you want to recover.
Use remote backup-to-disk folders that reside on
Run restore jobs from remote media servers.
To restore data by using the Disaster Recovery
Wizard, the following items are required:
The media set that contains the full backup of the
target computer being restored.
If you want to recover a local computer, a storage
device must be connected to the computer that you want to
If you are using a bootable CD, a media server that
can restore the backup sets to the target computer must be
connected on the network.