Creating a bootable CD image

Use the IDR Preparation Wizard to create a bootable CD image.

The IDR Preparation Wizard also lets you to copy the *.dr file to any location on a regular basis and to recreate the bootable CD image whenever hardware, SCSI drivers, or tape drivers change on the computer.

In addition to the requirements for running the IDR Preparation Wizard , note the following:

See Requirements for running the IDR Preparation Wizard.

To create a bootable CD image

  1. Verify that the computer to be protected has been backed up using the full backup method.

  2. On the Tools menu, click Wizards> Intelligent Disaster Recovery Preparation Wizard.

    By default, the IDR Preparation Wizard uses this computer to create a bootable CD image. If this computer does not have the IDR option installed locally, select another media server on which the IDR option is installed to create a bootable CD image.

  3. Do one of the following:

    To use this computer to create the bootable CD image

    On the Welcome screen, click Next.

    To use another computer to create the bootable CD image

    Click Choose a media server that has the IDR option installed.

    See Preparing IDR media by using other media servers.

  4. On the Create IDR Boot Media screen, under Create, select Bootable CD Image for use with CD Writers (ISO 9660) and then click Next.

  5. On the Starting CD Image Creation screen, click Next.

  6. In the Available Computers pane, select the computers for which you want to create bootable media, and then click the right arrow to move the computer to the Selected Computers pane.

  7. If a computer you want to protect does not appear in the Available Computers pane, click Browse to search for the computer. You can also type the name of the computer in the field next to the Add button and then click Add.

  8. Click Next.

  9. On the Select Location for CD Image screen, type a path where you want to store the bootable CD image until you burn a CD, or click Browse to navigate to a storage location.

  10. Click Next.

  11. On the Select Path to Windows Operating System Installation Files screen, type a path to where copies of the operating system setup files are located. You can also click Browse to navigate to the location.

    The Windows operating system you specify in the installation path must match the Windows version and language of the computer being protected.

    You can enter one of the following:

    If the files are on a CD

    Type the CD drive letter.

    If the files are stored on a network or the local computer's hard drive

    Type the path to files.

    If an .ISO image for operating system CD is available

    Specify the path to that image.

  12. Click Next.

    The wizard begins creating the bootable image.

  13. When the bootable CD image is complete, click Next.

  14. Click Finish.

  15. Use a third-party CD burning software tool to burn the bootable CD image to a CD as a CD disk image. Do not burn the CD image as a file.