Creating a Preboot USB stick for image restoration

This section explains how to create a bootable USB stick with the preboot using Avamar Restore. You can use this stick if you need to restore a complete workstation, for example

Preparing the USB stick : partitioning and formatting

  • Start from the command prompt cmd.exe
  • At the C:\Temp> prompt, type diskpart
  • At the DISKPART> prompt, type list disk

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The available disks are displayed. Identify the line number corresponding to your USB stick

  • Type select disk x (where x represents the number of the disk identified in the previous step)
  • Type the command clean (beware this will delete everything on the USB stick)
  • Type the command create partition primary
  • (facultative) Type list partition to view the previously set partition
  • Type the command select partition 1
  • Type the command format fs=fat32 quick
  • Type the command active
  • Type the command exit

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  • Decompress the content of Avamar_Windows_BMR_Wizard_x64_WinPE5-7.2.100-401.iso on the USB stick (with 7-zip for example).
    Do not create a folder on the root of the USB stick, decompress everything directly in the root of the USB stick.

Note: Do not create a folder on the root of the USB stick, decompress everything directly in the root of the USB stick

  • Connect the USB stick on the target computer/server and boot on it.