Requirements for using IDR

The following items are required before you use IDR:

  • Symantec Backup Exec 2010.

  • The Symantec Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows or Backup Exec must be installed on any remote computers to be protected with IDR.

  • Sufficient hard drive space to hold an entire Windows installation (600 MB to 2 GB).


Media servers can be recovered using remote backup-to-disk folders. Mixed media loaders are not supported for local IDR.

  • Encryption key files for all hard drives that you encrypt with Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption (Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008/Windows Server 2008 R2/Windows 7 only).

  • A third party ISO 9660-compliant CD burning application to burn the IDR-created bootable CD image to a CD.

  • A writable or rewritable CD device.

More Information

About requirements for running the Intelligent Disaster Recovery Preparation Wizard

About using a trial version of the IDR Option

Requirements for using IDR