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Symantec Desktop and Laptop Option

Level 3

Is Symantec DLO capable of restoring a desktop or laptop from a bare metal hard drive?


Level 6

Key Features

  • Restore Windows desktops/laptops from local or off-site destinations in minutes, even to bare metal, dissimilar hardware, remote locations, or virtual environments.
  • Backup to almost any disk storage device including USB, FireWire, NAS, SAN and Blu-ray.
  • Perform seamless, automated physical to virtual (P2V) and virtual to physical (V2P) conversions.
  • Capture and protect the entire system, including the OS, applications, all files, device drivers, etc. in one easy-to-manage recovery point with image-based technology.
  • Schedule backups to run automatically, including event triggered backups, without disrupting user productivity.

Key Benefits

  • Dramatically minimize downtime and avoid disruption and employee productivity losses.
  • Replace time-consuming, manual and error-prone desktop/laptop recovery processes with fast, reliable, automated system recovery.
  • Recover what you need, when and where you need it, including individual files, folders or completesystems in minutes.
  • Eliminate the need to have duplicate hardware on standby for recovery purposes and save on hardware costs.
  • Easily perform hardware refreshes and migrations.



Also, you've posted this in the Inside Symantec forums by mistake wink

You can raised this thread

Level 4

Symantec DLO is a file folder protection solution and not for system recovery. Its a centralised policy based solution that helps protecting the user data in desktop and laptop.

Symantec DLO provides continuous disk-based protection of critical user data by automatically copying data from a desktop or laptop over to a network share and also maintains a local copy of the backup. This is one of the key best practice guideline for endpoint backup. Local versioning of backup copies is crucial to ensure continued productivity even if the endpoint is disconnected from the corporate network.

Level 3


Incase if you are carrying BE 2012, it does not include DLO.

If you are using DLO, then you should be aware that DLO is now a separate product and you should upgrade to the new DLO7 before you upgrade to BE 2012 or remove the DLO option before upgrading to BE 2012.  If you are running BE SBS edition with BE 2010 or BE 2010 R2, then you would need to upgrade to BE 2010 R3 SP2 with the latest updates, so that you can remove the DLO option before upgrading to BE 2012.

Check this Thread:

Incase, of BE 2010 R3 / R2 and 12.5, check these Articles -

Restoring files and folders from the DLO Administration Console

How to manually change the Desktop and Laptop Option clients to use a different media server

How to migrate a Backup Exec Desktop and Laptop Option (DLO) Media Server to another Server with a different name.

How to restore Desktop and Laptop Option (DLO) backed up files to alternate computer by non-admin user

Hope that helps!!

Level 3

Currently I have installed Symantec DLO 7.0, will this restore to a bare metal hard drive? I was told by the Symantec Rep that it would.   If it can, can you forward me link to a documented procedure of this?