How can I make an Automated System Recovery backup on a CD?
Would a CD have enough space?
ASR sets should be created on a regular basis as part of an overall plan for system recovery in case of system failure. ASR should be a last resort in system recovery, used only after you have exhausted other options such as Safe Mode Boot and Last Known Good. for more information about other recovery options, see Startup Options
Automated System Recovery (ASR) is a two part system recovery, ASR backup and ASR restore. The backup portion is accomplished through the ASR wizard located in Backup. The wizard backs up the system state, system services and all disks associated with the operating system components. It also creates a floppy containing information about the backup, the disk configurations (including basic and dynamic volumes) and how to accomplish a restore.
The restore part is accessed by hitting F5 when prompted in text mode potion of setup. ASR will read the disk configurations from the floppy and restore all of the disk signatures, volumes and partitions on, at a minimum, the disks required to boot up. (It will attempt to restore all of the disk configurations, but under some circumstances, it may not be able to). ASR then installs a simple installation of and automatically starts a restore from backup using the backup created by the ASR wizard.