About disaster preparation

Disaster preparation planning is the implementation of strategies and procedures that will minimize damage in the event a catastrophe destroys your data. While precautions can be taken to minimize the effects of this type of occurrence (UPS devices, password protection, and so forth), unfortunately there is nothing that can safeguard your data 100 percent.

The purpose of a Disaster Preparation Plan (DPP) is to return to an operational status as quickly as possible. Backup Exec is a crucial component of the DPP and this section discusses how to apply this powerful data management tool to your DPP.

The following basic methods are available for disaster recovery:

  • Manual recovery. You can manually recover both local and remote Windows computers.

  • Automated recovery. Backup Exec’s Intelligent Disaster Recovery (IDR) option automates the disaster recovery process for Windows computers.

More Information

About the the Intelligent Disaster Recovery Configuration Wizard

Returning to the last known good configuration

About manual disaster recovery of Windows computers

About disaster preparation