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 updates the generic Veeam Recovery Media: 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:
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:
- During the process of initial product setup, at the Recovery ISO step of the initial setup wizard.
- 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 SP1 – 15 SP4 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)