This article describes how to perform bare metal recovery for Windows machines using Rapid Recovery.
In Rapid Recovery, Bare Metal Recovery provides the ability to restore an entire system back to the original or to new dissimilar hardware. For example, a physical system can be restored to a virtual or cloud platform, and vice versa. This functionality separates the operating system from a specific platform, providing portability.
Bare Metal Recovery (also called Bare Metal Restore (BMR)) is most often used in disaster recovery scenarios or migration projects. For example, it can be used to deploy new hardware in case of disaster and also facilitate the migration to a public or private cloud.
Note: If an Administrative Task, such as Disk Defragmentation was being run on the Agent to be restored at the time the Recovery Point was created, the Bare Metal Restore will not be successful.