How do I use the Bootable Rescue Media Builder to create a recovery CD or ISO Image?

Seagate BlackArmor Backup - Using the Bootable Rescue Media Builder to Create a Recovery CD or ISO Image
The Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 CD-ROM serves multiple purposes:

  • The installation CD for BlackArmor Discovery for Windows
  • The installation CD for BlackArmor Backup for Windows
  • The installation CD for BlackArmor Discovery for Macintosh
  • The Seagate BlackArmor Recovery CD when needed.

All of these tools are available on Seagate's website in the event that the CD is lost/damaged. However, there is a utility in the BlackArmor Backup Software that allows users to:

  • Create a copy of the BlackArmor Recovery software on a bootable CD
  • Create an ISO image of the BlackArmor Recovery software that can be later burned to a CD

The software created is solely a copy of the BlackArmor Recovery - it does not regenerate the Discovery nor Backup software portions of the original CD shipped with the BlackArmor NAS 440.
The utility is known as the Bootable Rescue Media Builder.
Note: It is assumed that you have installed the Seagate BlackArmor Backup Software as well.
The following provides the steps necessary to create a Seagate BlackArmor Recovery CD using the Backup Rescue Media Builder:

  1. Insert a blank CD-ROM into your system's CD/DVD-ROM drive.
  2. Click Start.
  3. Click All Programs.
  4. Click Seagate.
  5. Click BlackArmor Backup.
  6. Click Bootable Rescue Media Builder.
    Note to Windows Vista Users:
    A User Account Control (UAC) window opens, prompting for permission to proceed. Click Continue.
    The Welcome to BlackArmor Backup Media Builder screen opens.
  7. Click Next. The Rescue Media Contents Selection screen opens.
  8. Check the top-level BlackArmor Backup box.
  9. Click Next. The Bootable Media Options screen opens.
  10. Click Next. The Bootable Media Selection screen opens.
  11. Click on CD-ROM.
  12. Click Next. Media creation is ready to start.
  13. Click Proceed. A small window opens showing that the CD-ROM is processing. This may take awhile depending on the speed of your computer. When finished, an Information Window opens, notifying you the process has completed successfully.
  14. Click OK. The bootable Seagate BlackArmor Recovery CD was created.

The following provides the steps necessary to create an ISO Image of the Seagate BlackArmor Recovery CD using the Backup Rescue Media Builder:

  1. Insert a blank CD-ROM into your system's CD/DVD-ROM drive before continuing.
  2. Click Start.
  3. Click All Programs.
  4. Click Seagate.
  5. Click BlackArmor Backup.
  6. Click Bootable Rescue Media Builder.
    Note to Windows Vista Users:
    A User Account Control (UAC) window opens, prompting for permission to proceed. Click Continue.
    The Welcome to BlackArmor Backup Media Builder screen opens.
  7. Click Next. The Rescue Media Contents Selection screen opens. Check the top-level, BlackArmor Backup box.
  8. Click Next. The Bootable Media Options screen opens.
  9. Click Next. The Bootable Media Selection screen opens.
  10. Click on ISO Image.
  11. Click Next. The Destination File Selection screen opens.
  12. Browse to the path in which you wish to store the ISO Image (optional).
  13. In the field provided, enter a name for the ISO Image (optional).
  14. Click Next. Media creation is ready to start.
  15. Click Proceed. A small window opens showing that the ISO Image is processing. This may take a while depending on the speed of your computer. When finished, an information window opens, notifying you the process completed successfully.
  16. Click OK. The ISO Image of the bootable Seagate BlackArmor Recovery CD is now created.

Seagate BlackArmor Video Tutorial - Using Bootable Rescue Media Builder

View Flash Guide
Click here to launch the movie for creating a recovery CD-ROM.

View Flash Guide
Click here to launch the movie for creating an ISO image.





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