The process of transferring an image backup of your server to a physical machine is called Bare Metal Restore (BMR).

In the scenario when you have been running a virtual machine after a server crashed and now you’re ready to shut down the VM to get the operations back to the physical server, this would be the next step to follow.

To do the BMR, the first thing you need to do is to create a bootable USB with the BMR software from Datto.