The key to successfully recovering computers after a disaster is to carefully and properly prepare those computers for a disaster.
Preparing computers for IDR involves the following:
Using the Intelligent Disaster Recovery Configuration Wizard to determine the alternate location where a copy of the *.dr file will be stored.
Performing full backup jobs on the computers to be protected.
Creating the bootable recovery media using the Intelligent Disaster Recovery Preparation Wizard.
You can create the following types of bootable media with the Intelligent Disaster Recovery Preparation Wizard:
Consider what type of Windows computer is being protected, the available hardware, and the system BIOS when selecting the type of bootable media to create. You can also combine media to make updating the *.dr files easier. If you are using bootable CD-R or CD-RW, or tape, you can still back up the *.dr files to any location using the Intelligent Disaster Recovery Preparation Wizard so that you can easily update them when required.
Use the following table to decide which type of media to use.
Table: Bootable media comparison chart