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arcserve-KB : How to create a arcserve D2D BMR Bootable Image to Recover Windows 8/Windows 2012 machine?

Last Update: 2016-11-23 17:28:20 UTC

Description:

In CA ARCserve D2D r16.5 the Bootable BMR ISO Image needs to be created using the Create Boot Kit for Bare Metal Recovery utility to be able to perform a Bare Metal Recovery(BMR), this ISO image needs to be created as soon r16.5 is installed and also after installing any update for r16.5.

Solution:

1. Install CA ARCserve D2D r16.5 (with the latest updates if available) in a system which has any of the Operating System mentioned below. If you already have CA ARCserve D2D r16.5 installed in any of the below mentioned Operating System, then proceed to Step 2.

•Windows 7
•Windows Server 2008
•Windows Server 2008 R2
•Windows 8
•Windows Server 2012


2. Download and install Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) from the Microsoft Download Center, the features that needs to be installed are:

•Deployment Tools
•Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE)

For more information refer the  following MSDN article:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825494.aspx

 3. Launch the Create Boot Kit for Bare Metal Recovery utility from the Windows Start or launch it from the System Tray Icon.

 

4. Specify the Type of BMR ISO image to be created as 'Windows 8' and click 'Next'.

 
5. The Create Boot Kit utility provides two options for generating a Bootable image:

  • Create Bootable BMR ISO Image: This method creates an ISO image that can then be burned onto a CD/DVD for storage.
  • Create Bootable BMR USB Stick: This method creates an ISO image and burns it directly onto a portable USB stick for storage .

You can use either of these two bootable media to initialize the new computer system and allow the bare metal recovery process to begin.

In this document, we will select the default option to 'Create Bootable BMR ISO Image' and click 'Next'. 

6. Select the applicable platform for the ISO image and specify destination to create the BMR Boot Image:

a) You can select either of the two available options, or both. The available options are:

BMR ISO image for x86 platform (only).
BMR ISO image for x64 platform (only).
BMR ISO image for both x86 and x64 platforms.

If you select both platforms, it will result in added time to create the image. Remember, an ISO image that is created for a 32-bit platform can only be used to restore a 32-bit server. An ISO image that is created from a 64-bit platform can only be used to restore a 64-bit server.

b) Specify the Destination: Specify or browse to the location where the BMR ISO image file will be created and stored.

c) Specify the name of the generated BMR ISO image file and click 'Next'.

 7. Select the language that needs to be integrated in in BMR ISO image and click 'Next'.

Note: You can select one or more different languages for the BMR ISO image. However, each language selected will result in added time to create the corresponding image. The more languages you select, the longer it will take to complete. As a result, you should only select the languages that you actually need.

8. Select if any drivers needs to be added in the BMR ISO Image and click 'Create' to launch the bootable BMR ISO image creation process. 

9. When the process is complete a confirmation screen is displayed, indicating that the Bootable BMR ISO image was successfully generated. This screen also displays the location and platform for the image, along with a clickable link to browse to that location.

After the ISO image is created and saved, you can then burn this image onto a bootable CD or DVD. You can use this bootable media to initialize a new computer system and allow the bare metal recovery (BMR) process to begin.

To ensure your saved image is always the most up-to-date version, it is good practice to create a new BMR ISO image every time you install updates for CA ARCserve D2D.

For more information information refer the following section of the User Guide:

How to create a boot kit?
https://documentation.arcserve.com/Arcserve-D2D/Available/R16-5/ENU/Bookshelf_Files/HTML/usergde/sc10_cad2d_how_2_create_a_boot_kit.htm

How to perform a BMR?
https://documentation.arcserve.com/Arcserve-D2D/Available/R16-5/ENU/Bookshelf_Files/HTML/usergde/cad2d_perform_bmr.htm

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