Creating a copy of the hard drive
The back up drive function of BackOnTrack creates a Disaster Recovery Set that is an exact image of
your hard drive data. You can back up the image to an external hard drive (purchased separately).
To create a Disaster Recovery Set using BackOnTrack, follow these steps:
Be sure that the computer is connected to AC power before you start the backup process.
Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Roxio.
Click BackOnTrack, click BackOnTrack Home, and then click Disaster Recovery.
Click Backup drive.
Select a drive to back up.
Add a comment to describe the backup.
the backup. The date and list of drives being backed up are automatically included in the
Select a destination for the Disaster Recovery Set.
Click the action button at the bottom-right of the computer screen.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Performing a recovery
In case of system failure or instability, the computer provides the following ways to recover your files:
BackOnTrack Disaster Recovery utility: You can use Disaster Recovery to recover your hard
drive image (including your files, programs, and operating system) after a hard drive failure.
BackOnTrack Instant Restore utility: You can use Instant Restore to quickly restore your
computer to a working state if a software-related problem occurs. The Instant Restore utility
automatically creates working states periodically. You can also define a working state by saving
the current computer state manually.
For more information about computer system states, refer to the BackOnTrack software Help.
Using the Disaster Recovery utility
To perform a recovery with Disaster Recovery, you need a USB flash drive (purchased
separately). For optimum performance, the capacity of the drive should be no larger than 2 GB.
Disaster Recovery recovers data from a Disaster Recovery Set that you previously created with Roxio
BackOnTrack. Disaster Recovery is available from the HP Web site in a compressed file called a
Running the SoftPaq makes the USB drive bootable.
Before performing a disaster recovery, you must download the Disaster Recovery utility and extract it
to a USB flash drive.
Chapter 6 Backup and recovery (Windows only)
Comments are optional, but adding comments can help you remember the purpose of
The destination cannot be a network drive.