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Getting Started with Bare Metal Recovery Using 1-Touch for Windows

Review each of the topics to get started with 1-Touch Recovery.

Step 1: System Requirements and License Requirements

Refer to the following information to learn more about the capabilities and requirements of 1-Touch for Windows :

Step 2: Install the Windows File System Agent

To perform 1-Touch Recovery, you must install the Windows File System Agent on the client computer. During the installation, the File System and File System Core packages are selected.

Important: If you only install the File System Core package, you cannot perform system state backups that are essential to perform 1-Touch Recovery.

Review each of the following topics to get started with the installation:

Step 3: Ports Required for 1-Touch Recovery

Use ports 9400 and 9401 to perform 1-touch Recovery because of the following reasons:

  • To avoid conflict with existing client computers that use the same IP or DNS name in the CommCell environment
  • When you have a firewall configured between the client computers.

Make sure that the ports are available before you start performing 1-Touch recovery.

Step 4: Review User Permissions

The user must have appropriate permissions to perform 1-Touch recovery. For more information on the required permissions, see User Security Permissions and Permitted Actions by Feature.

Step 5: Perform a System State Backup

Perform a system state backup of your 1-Touch client computer. For more information, see Configuring System State Backups for the Windows File System Agent.

Review the following considerations when you perform the system state backup:

  • When you perform a backup of a Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 client, ensure that you enable the Administrator's account.

    You cannot perform the 1-Touch recovery of a client computer if the administrator's account is not enabled while performing the backup.

  • Do not filter system state components, files or directories that are required to turn on the computer.
  • Do not attach more than 100 disks to the client computer. If the client computer has more than 100 disks attached, the 1-Touch system state backup fails with the following error:

    VDS Wrapper list maximum count reached. No more space in the list.

Step 6:Configure Firewall

If you have firewall configured, see Configuring Firewall for 1-Touch Recovery.

Step 7: Perform 1-Touch Recovery

To properly plan for rapid recovery of critical data and restoration of system state data, review Recovery - 1-Touch for Windows.

Last modified: 10/21/2019 6:35:45 PM