Recovery Wizard

Active Backup for the Business Recovery Wizard

Recovery Wizard the Active Backup for Business supports backup and recovery of metal and volume levels through pre-configured recovery media. This article will explain how recovery media works when restoring all machines with a special backup version stored on Synology NAS. 

For more information about configuring recovery media, see the Recovery Media Creation Guide. Requirements and limitations of previously configured recovery media. To make this media, please read the Recovery Media Making Guide for more information. 

Supported PCs: Windows 10 Creators Update (all editions), Windows 10 (all editions), Windows 8.1 (all editions), Windows 7 SP1 (all editions), Supported physical servers: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server. Internet connection is required throughout the entire recovery process. If the internet is interrupted during the process, the Active Backup Wizard for Business Recovery will continue to try to continue the recovery process until it is reconnected to the server. 

Stop it anytime all required drivers are recommended to be installed before starting. If you want to install more drivers, click the context menu in the upper right corner of the wizard, and click Load Drivers to install. Dynamic disks are not supported for bare-metal recovery.

Synology Recovery Wizard

To restore the server version: Please enter the device's BIOS menu by pressing the required button, and change the boot sequence to boot recovery media first since the recovery process starts from rebooting the target device. Save this change and reboot the device. This time you must enter the Active Backup recovery media guide for Business.

Load network drivers and adapters: Recovery can fail when a driver is lacking. To ensure a smoother recovery process, it is recommended to check the drivers and adapters installed at this step. Network customisers: Please click List of hardware drivers to check whether the required network adapter has been installed, or click Internet Settings to correct the problem when it fails to connect to the internet by default in Recovery Wizard. 

Recovery cannot be done without an internet connection. In most cases, the internet must automatically support if WinPE is applied by recovery media for Windows 10. Loading drivers: Please click List hardware drivers in the context menu and click Load Drivers to install the target driver when needed. It is recommended to load and install all the drivers that were needed before.

Enter NAS Synology Recovery Wizard

Enter the server IP or domain name and credentials to enter the Synology NAS to retrieve the saved version. Devices and versions that can be seen in the next two steps are based on the login account. Select device and task: After logging in, all reserved devices and assignments for incoming accounts will be displayed. Information about the type of backup and the Last Backup Time are listed in the table. 

The Last Backup time refers to the start of the last backup. Select one version: The selected task version is displayed in the left pane to select. The detailed information of the selected version is displayed in the right panel. Version Information: Disk No.: When you have more than one disk reserved in the version, the disk will be listed in this number sequence. Partition table: Active Backup for Business backs up the device partition table. 

This information is recorded and also displayed in this table. Capacity (per disk): "Capacity" in the top bar refers to the space needed when returning all disks to this device. Drive (letter): The reserved drive will be listed with the specific letter. Type: Displays whether the type of drive partition is main or logic, and whether it is system volume or not. 

Capacity (per volume): The capacity below each drive represents the drive space used. File system: Only NTFS is supported. When there are not enough disks installed on the device: When the selected version requires more disks than the disks installed on the device, a notification will appear. To fix this problem, do one of the following: Select another version. Click Load Driver in the hardware driver list to load the required hardware drivers.

Install more drives on the device, load the driver, and try again. When there is not enough disk space: When the selected version requires more space than the hard disk space installed on the device, a notification will appear and a list of disks that need more space to recover. To fix this problem, do one of the following: Select another version. Change the installed hard disk. 

The capacity of each hard disk installed on the device must be more than or equal to the appropriate backup disk in the selected version. Even when the total capacity of all installed drives is more than or equal to the total capacity of the selected version, the capacity of each hard disk must still be more or equal in  Recovery Wizard.