March 14, 2016

Bare Metal Restore


Is a technique in the field of data recovery and restoration where the backed up data is available in a form which allows one to restore a computer system from “bare metal”, i.e. without any requirements as to previously installed software or operating system.

Typically, the backed up data includes the necessary operating system, applications and data components to rebuild or restore the backed up system to an entirely separate piece of hardware. In some configurations, the hardware receiving the restore needs to have an identical configuration to the hardware that was the source of the backup, although virtualization techniques and careful planning can enable a bare-metal restore to a hardware configuration different from the original.

How works?

During a disaster, or a system failure, Hexistor will virtualize your backups as a virtual machine (VM). There will be minimal interruption to your business, as the VM will replace your failed server. During this time you will need to order new physical servers or replace failed components.

Once your physical servers are replaced, it’s time to restore your operating system on the physical server with the exact operation system and state that is running on the virtual machine.