"Best practice" for creating and using a WinPE-based image is described
this information supersedes the formal Windows Backup-Archive Client
For Windows 2008 (and Windows 2008 R2, Vista, or 7), you need to create
only one image per processor architecture in your environment. This is
unlike ASR for Windows 2003, where you needed to create media for each
Windows 2003 (or XP) system.
There is no tightly-coupled dependency between the WinPE image and the
system that needs recovery. So assuming that you have a good system state
backup of a system, you can create the WinPE boot media at any time,
independent of the system that needs recovery. The TSM version on the WinPE
CD should be at the same or higher level as the version of TSM used to back
up the system that needs recovery. For example, if you are recovering a
system that was backed up with the 6.3 client, you cannot use a WinPE image
that contains the 6.2 client. However, it is strongly recommended that you
regularly test recovery, rather than wait for a true emergency to build and
test the recovery media.
IBM Software Group
Tivoli Storage Manager Client Product Development
Level 3 Team Lead
Internal Notes e-mail: Andrew Raibeck/Hartford/IBM < at > IBMUS
Internet e-mail: storman < at > us.ibm.com
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"ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L < at > vm.marist.edu> wrote on 2012-05-31
From: Francisco Molero <fmolero < at > yahoo.com>
To: ADSM-L < at > vm.marist.edu,
Date: 2012-05-31 05:32
Subject: ASR BMR W2008
Sent by: "ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L < at > vm.marist.edu>
in previous versions of TSM, we created a ASR boot image then we
started the windows OS from ASR and we installed the OS and after
that we restored the whole Windows machine. Now the process
recommends to create a WindowsPE image, I am not sure if I have to
create one winPE image per server and if I can create it when the
server is down from other machine.
Any ideas ??
regards , Fran.