Create Bootable USB Drive

For full bare-metal restore, you need to create a bootable USB drive using Backup Agent. You can create this bootable USB drive on any machine where your MSP360 build is installed. Consider, the bootable USB will contain a pre-boot environment only. Backup data for restore will be retrieved from backup storage specified in your image-based backup plan for the image you are planning to restore. To create a bootable USB drive, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the Backup Agent.
  2. On the Backup Storage tab check whether the storage account associated with backup storage containing the image-based backup you want to restore is added and set to the right backup prefix to access necessary backup data during restore. You can perform these operations later, but this could be inconvenient in the pre-boot environment.
  3. Plug the USB drive you want to use as bootable recovery tool.

Note that all information from this drive will be permanently removed, so it is strongly recommended to back up all your data from the drive to avoid losing any valuable data

  1. Run the Backup Agent, click Create Bootable USB.
  2. In the Create Bootable USB dialog, specify the recovery disk format. USB drive and ISO image are available.

  1. Select Add Connect check box to add the Connect application to the bootable USB drive.
  2. To protect a recovery tool with a master password for security reasons, select the Protect bootable USB drive with master password check box, then specify the password. It is recommended to create strong passwords and keep them in a safe place.
  3. In case you have some specific hardware that requires specific drivers, copy them to a separate folder, then specify it in the Path to drivers field.
  4. Click Create.
  5. Once USB drive creation is complete, click Close. Your USB device contains the folder called Boot.