Recovering Discs by using Bootable Media

Recovering disks by using bootable media

For information about how to create bootable media, refer to "Creating bootable media".


To recover disks by using bootable media

1. Boot the target machine by using bootable media.

2. Click
 Manage this machine locally or click Rescue Bootable Media twice, depending on the media type you are using.

3. On the welcome screen, click
 Recover.

4. Click
 Select data, and then click Browse.

5. Specify the backup location:

  • To recover from cloud storage, select Cloud storage. Enter the credentials of the backup account to which the backed up machine was assigned.
  • To recover from a local or a network folder, browse to the folder under Local folders or Network folders.
Click OK to confirm your selection.

6. Select the backup from which you want to recover the data. If prompted, type the password for the backup.

7. In
 Backup contents, select the disks that you want to recover. Click OK to confirm your selection.

8. Under
 Where to recover, the software automatically maps the selected disks to the target disks.
If the mapping is not successful or if you are unsatisfied with the mapping result, you can re-map disks manually.

Changing disk layout may affect the operating system bootability. Please use the original machine's disk layout unless you feel fully confident of success.

9. [When recovering Linux] If the backed-up machine had logical volumes (LVM) and you want to reproduce the original LVM structure:
  • Ensure that the number of the target machine disks and each disk capacity are equal to or exceed those of the original machine, and then click Apply RAID/LVM.
  • Review the volume structure, and then click Apply RAID/LVM to create it.

10. If you are recovering an operating system to dissimilar hardware, choose to use the Universal Restore feature.
[When recovering Windows] Click Add folder and specify the path to the location where drivers for the motherboard, mass storage, and network adapter are stored. If the target hardware has a specific mass storage controller, such as RAID (especially NVIDIA RAID) or a fibre channel adapter, explicitly specify the mass storage drivers for them. To do this, in Mass storage drivers to install anyway, click Add driver, and then specify the drivers.

11. [Optional] Click
 Recovery options to specify additional settings.

12. Click
 OK to start the recovery.
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