the LightsOut Restore process
The following is a summary
of the basic LightsOut Restore process.
1. Install pcAnywhere on a
central system that will be used for management (such as a helpdesk
2. Ensure that all servers
can be managed remotely through a hardware device such as RILO or
3. Install Norton Ghost on
servers that need to be protected, and then create the desired
4. Run the LightsOut
Restore wizard by going to the Windows Start menu and selecting
Programs > Symantec > . This installs the Symantec recovery
environment to the local file system, and creates an entry in the
Windows boot menu that can be used to boot to this environment.
5. When either file or
system recovery is needed, use the RILO or DRAC device to connect
to the remote server and either power on or reboot the system.
6. During the remote
server boot process, select the Symantec recovery environment from
the boot menu. The remote server will then proceed to boot to the
Symantec recovery environment (at which point, connection through
RILO or DRAC will be lost). As the Symantec recovery environment
starts, a pcAnywhere thin host will automatically start (unless
this was disabled through the LightsOut Restore wizard).
7. Use pcAnywhere to
connect to the remote server pcAnywhere thin host.
8. Through pcAnywhere, use
the recovery environment to restore individual files, or entire