The Dell Backup and Recovery Application enables the user to backup and restore their data with just a few clicks. Dell Backup and Recovery Application comes in two versions, Basic and Premium.
The Basic version comes pre-installed on all systems and allows the user to create the system recovery media and take a backup of the factory installed applications and drivers. It also helps the user to restore the computer to the factory image in case of an OS issue.
The user can update the basic version to the premium version by paying the applicable fee. The premium version allows all functions of the basic version plus adds more features like scheduled data backup and full system backup.
Dell Backup and Recovery Application will replace DataSafe Local 2.x on consumer and vostro platforms and Dell Backup and Recovery Manager (DBRM) on commercial platforms.
There are four ways to open the Dell Backup and Recovery Application:
OfferingsThe basic edition Dell Backup and Recovery Application will be offered with all platforms that will ship with Windows 8 from the factory. This is a global program which will be available in a number of languages across all channels.
Install/UninstallDell Backup and Recovery Application comes pre-installed through a custom factory integration (CFI) setup.
In case the user needs to reinstall the application, they can also download the same from the Applications section on the support site.
Dell Backup and Recovery Application can be uninstalled from the programs option in the control panel. The user needs to be informed about the fact that they will not be able to do a data backup or recovery in case of an operating system crash. If the user still does not want the application, it should be uninstalled.
Protection IndexThe Dell Backup and Recovery Application protection index has four states:
To access the protection index and find out how to get the protection index to healthy, you need to click the Protection Index tile.To ensure that the protection index remains healthy, the following needs to be taken care of:
UpdatesDell Backup and Recovery Application needs to have the latest updates in order to keep it running efficiently. It can be updated by following these steps:
You can alternatively select the check box next to Automatically Check for Update, to enable the software to check and prompt to install updates when available.
1 .Click the Upgrade tile.2. Make sure the system is connected to the internet, then click the Online Upgrade Link.3. The system connects to the Data Safe Local page. The user needs to fill in all the information (Delivery address, Billing address, Payment options and Service Tag) as required to purchase the upgrade.4. Once the information is provided and submitted, the user will receive an email from cleverbridge which contains the order number and the key for BURA. The user needs to keep this email very carefully as it is a proof of purchase. There will be a notification as displayed in this image as well.5.The webpage shows a step by step guide to activate the upgrade. 6. Go back to the upgrade tab and enter the activation code that was received by email into the four boxes provided, then click Upgrade.Media Backup Overview
The Dell Backup and Recovery Application enables a user to create a system backup and a data backup.
Under the System Backup tab, the user can perform the following:
Factory ImageThe Dell Backup and Recovery Application allows the user to create a copy of the factory image which allows the user to restore the system to factory settings in case of an OS crash. The factory image would contain all the Applications and Drivers that was installed on the computer when it shipped out of the factory. To create a copy of the factory image, follow these steps:
Applications/DriversDell Backup and Recovery Application allows the user to create a copy of the applications and drivers & utilities that were pre-installed on the computer. To create a copy of the Applications and Drivers & Utilities, follow these steps:
1. Click the Recovery Media tile2. Click Apps & Drivers.3. Select either USB Flash Drive or Discs as per your requirement. Ensure to connect the USB Flash Drive or put blank media into the optical drive.4. Click Continue.5. Click Agree & Continue.6. Click Start, at this point when you are prompted saying that the data would be lost, click Yes7. The Apps & Drivers media gets created on the USB flash drive or disc, click OK once done.
Dell Backup and Recovery Application will be offered across the following Lines of Business:
Dell Backup and Recovery Application seeks to differentiate between the Dell backup solution and the one provided by Microsoft in Windows 8. Windows 8 provides backup and recovery by offering Push Button Reset and File History. The key differences between Win 8 backup and recovery and Dell Backup and Recovery Application is listed in this table: