How to pull a recovery point down to your server with MaxDR

MaxDR provides ability to copy a Recovery Point over to your dedicated server to store for later use, or to download locally.  This can be useful for long-term storage of data backups. 

*Please be aware that downloading a Recovery Point may affect your bandwidth utilization, and that storing Recovery Points on your dedicated server will cause them to be backed up by MaxDR which could drastically affect your backup window.*

  1. Open the Backup Exec System Recovery agent by double clicking on the icon in your system tray
  2. Navigate to the "Tools" section of the agent and click on "Copy Recovery Point"
  3. Click "Next"
  4. By default, the Recovery Point that is shown will be the last one that was taken.  If you would like to copy a recovery point earlier than the one shown, click on "View all recovery points".  Select the Recovery Point you want, and click "Next"
  5. Select the folder where you want to place your recovery point.  In this step you can also rename the recovery point if you want.  After selecting a folder, click "Next"
  6. There are several options which you can choose.  You can:
    1. ...increase the compression of the Recovery Point that you are copying down.  This will make the file(s) smaller, but will also increase the system resources needed during the operation.
    2. ...choose to divide the Recovery Point into smaller pieces, which is useful if you plan to download the file(s).
    3. ...encrypt the file(s) using 128, 192, or 256-bit AES encryption **We recommend applying a password and encrypting your Recovery Point for security purposes**
    4. ...add a description to the file(s).
    6. Choose your options, and click "Next".
  7. The last step allows you to review your choices.  Carefully review your selections, and click "Finish" when you are ready to start the process
  8. The copy process, depending on the size of the Recovery Point and the amount of available system resources on your dedicated server, can take several hours to complete.  After clicking finish, you will be given a progress window to allow you to monitor the process.  You can hide this window to continue working with your dedicated server by clicking the "Hide" button, as well as adjust the speed of the process.  However, be aware that increasing the speed to a faster setting will affect the performance of your dedicated system as more resources will be allocated to the copy process. 
  9. When the copy operation is complete, you will get a Succeeded progress notification.  Your Recovery Point is now stored on your dedicated server!

For instructions on using this Recovery Point, please visit the KB article Browsing a locally stored recovery point with MaxDR

Article ID: 707, Created On: 11/17/2009, Modified: 9/20/2012

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