What’s bare metal recovery in disaster recovery?

Imagine you have hundreds of servers running in your IT environment and suddenly there’s some kind of business interruption, a necessity to generate a recovery of all those servers arises. Then how do you proceed?

Well, speaking in general terms, you have to load the operating system onto the failover servers at the recovery site, then load the service packs, then load the backup agents and so on….But when the recovery has to be carried out in a specific time frame time, all the said manual process will delay the recovery.

Backup software vendors recognized this manual hardship and developed Bare Metal Recovery (BMR) in response. BMR is a technique in the field of data recovery where the backed up data is available in a form which allows ones to restore a computer system from bare metal i.e. without a requirement as to previously installed software or operating system.

In simple terms, BMR bypasses the manual work of loading software, service packs and backup agents, allowing the recovery specialist to boot into thin environments and begin restoration within minutes.

Remember that the hardware system onto which the restore is being done must be exact the same configuration as the system the restore was created for.

StoneFly Backup appliances are being offered with the feature of Bare Metal Recovery. Hence, with the help of the said feature, bare metal recovery of an entire system can be completely restored to the same hardware or even to a brand new system with dissimilar hardware by injecting drivers to support a new hardware.

Fast bare-metal restore and active restore works to recover blocks pertinent to booting the system and applications long before restore is complete to minimize downtime.

StoneFly offers physical as well as virtual (Cloud) backup solutions to its customers.

To know more call 510.265.1616 or click on StoneFly Backup Appliance product catalog




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