The IDR Configuration
Wizard appears on the Backup Exec Getting Started page. This wizard
prompts you to set an alternate data path for the computer-specific
disaster recovery file, called a *.dr file.
The asterisk (*) represents the name of the
computer for which the file was created. A *.dr file contains
specific information for the computer being protected, including
Hardware-specific information for each computer,
such as hard disk partition information, mass storage controller
information, and Network Interface Card information.
A list of catalog entries that identify the backup
media used to recover the computer.
For Microsoft Vista/Windows Server 2008, Windows
Automated System Recovery (ASR) configuration information file
(asr.xml). The ASR file is necessary to recreate partitions on
Vista and Windows Server 2008 computers during the recovery
For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 computers,
Windows Automated System Recovery (ASR) configuration information
files (asr.sif and asrpnp.sif). The ASR files are necessary to
recreate partitions on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 computers
during the recovery process.
To run the IDR Configuration Wizard
On the Welcome screen,
Backup Exec automatically
creates a *.dr file for the IDR-protected computer when it is
backed up and stores it in the default location on the media
server's hard drive, which is:
The Enter An Alternate
Data Path screen enables you to specify an alternate location where
a copy of the *.dr file can be stored so that the *.dr file is
available even if the media server has been damaged.
Symantec recommends that
the alternate location be on another computer or on a different
physical drive than the default location.
When using Backup Exec's
Remote Administrator, do not specify a floppy drive (A:, B:) as the
alternative data path.
Enter the alternate
location where a copy of the *.dr file will be stored, and then
click Next. Symantec
recommends that you enter a mapped network location.
If you are using IDR to
protect a media server in a cluster, or any remote media server,
set the alternate data path to a shared drive or to a drive outside
The IDR configuration is
complete. You are ready to run backups and create bootable