One of the ways you can recover physical or virtual computers is through any bootable media.
Bootable media can be a CD, DVD, USB flash drive, or other removable media that you can use to run the Cloud Backup agent without having to install it in a computer that’s running an operating system. A bootable media is very useful in recovering a computer operating system (OS) that does not start or boot up.
Note: It is highly recommended that you create and test a bootable media as well as re-create the media after every major update as soon as you start creating disk-level backups.
How to create a Bootable media using Cloud Backup
If you want to know how to create a bootable media using Cloud Backup, follow the steps below:
In Windows and Linux
Note: You can perform a recovery on a computer or machine running Windows or Linux using the same bootable media.
Download the bootable media ISO file:
Create a bootable media:
- Click Device on the left menu bar, which will open the list of all computers and devices connected to the Cloud Backup.
- Select the computer or device you want to back up, then click Recovery on the right menu bar.
- Under More ways to recover..., click Download ISO image.
- Burn the ISO file to a CD/DVD or a bootable USB flash drive.
- You can use the following tools to use the bootable media:
|ISO to USB/RUFUS
|dd command-line utility
- Open the ISO file on the disk or flash drive to the virtual machine that you want to recover.
In OS X
Note: To perform a recovery on a Mac or Apple computer or machine, you need to create a separate media on a machine that is also running OS X.
- On a computer or machine in which the Backup agent for Mac is installed, click Applications.
- Next, click Rescue Media Builder.
- The software will then show the removable media connected to the machine. Choose the relevant media that you want to make bootable.
Important note: All data on the disk will be erased. Make sure you have backed up beforehand all the important files in the said removable media.
- Click Create.
The process will take a few minutes to finish, so wait while the software creates the bootable media.
Congratulations, you now know how to create bootable media using Cloud Backup.