Creating Custom Veeam Recovery Media
In addition to the generic Veeam Recovery Media that is available for download at the Veeam website, you can create a custom Veeam Recovery Media. This option may be helpful if your computer uses hardware that requires drivers not included in the generic Veeam Recovery Media. When you create a custom Veeam Recovery Media, Veeam Agent copies the Linux kernel running on your computer with its currently loaded modules and includes them into the custom recovery image.
Keep in mind the following:
- The custom recovery image comprises an unsigned Linux kernel. As a result, you cannot use it for UEFI systems with enabled Secure Boot.
- If you plan to use live patching to create a custom recovery image, consider the limitations.
You can create a custom Veeam Recovery Media in one of the following ways:
- With the Veeam Agent control panel. You can perform this operation in the following conditions:
- At the process of initial product setup, at the Recovery ISO step of the initial setup wizard.
- At any time you need, in the Miscellaneous menu. For details, see Creating Custom Veeam Recovery Media with Control Panel.
- With the Veeam Agent command line interface. For details, see Creating Custom Veeam Recovery Media with Command Line Interface.
If you create a custom Veeam Recovery Media using the command line interface, you can also specify a directory that contains additional drivers that you want to include in the recovery media.
Before you create custom Veeam Recovery Media, check the following prerequisites:
- The Linux system must have the genisoimage package installed. For openSUSE and SLES 15 SP0 – SP3 distributions, the Linux system must have the mkisofs package installed.
- The Linux system must have the mksquashfs and unsquashfs utilities installed.
- For custom Veeam Recovery Media with EFI support, the Linux system must have the following packages installed:
- isolinux (or syslinux, if the software package repository of your Linux distribution lacks the isolinux package)