We run Backup System Recovery 2010 and I currently backup all the drives on our Windows 2008 SBS domain controller. I think I could restore with just the Operating System Partition (C drive), i would like your opinions/advice to see if this is a viable solution?
Here are the details:
C,E, L are all backed up everynight using symantec backup exec 2010.
SSR can do BMR...why would you want to license another application if you're not using its full functionality?
If this is the case, just use BE to do the same job.
Thanks for getting back to me so quick. I dont use the the backup side of things alot, it's not my first job so please be patient. We bought the SBS version of Symantec backup exec which came with both versions backup exec 2010 and system recovery.
We use "Backup Exec 2010" to backup data so we have a snapshots of data over various points of the year.
Symantec System Recovery is what we use for recovery should a hardware failure occur (like a hard disk go down) and i'm imaging it every month so we have an images to restore onto the same/or different hardware.
Have i got the purpose right for these 2 softwares?
Just for anyone else reading
SSR = Symantec System Recovery
BMR = Bare metal restore
To answer your question; yes, you can just backup volume C with BESR/SSR.
As always, do a test restore to confirm that this restores everything you need before relying on it in the event of a disk failure etc.