Data protection specialist NovaStor has developed a new Bare Metal
Recovery (BMR) function for its enterprise solution, NovaBACKUP DataCenter.
The new feature offers maximum flexibility in choosing where to
store images, as well as choosing in what environment to restore a
BMR with Full Network Support
Only offering disk storage for disaster recovery in corporate environments is
not sufficient, therefore, NovaStor is launching its enterprise solution with a
new Bare Metal Recovery function based on the Windows PE environment.
The new BMR function enables IT administrators to choose the location in
which an image will be stored. In addition to the network, storage devices such
as magnetic tape, hard disk or staging models such as D2D2Any
(Disk-to-Disk-to-Any) can also be chosen as the storage device. Systems which
need to be restored can be booted from a CD or USB media drive. With the new BMR
functionality, recovery from the network will now also be possible.
Flexible Choice of Virtual and/or Physical Recovery Environments
Taking into account the advantages of virtual systems, the new BMR
functionality allows for virtual to physical (V2P) and physical to virtual (P2V)
restoration. Virtual systems can be restored on any hardware, and systems
formerly run on a physical computer can be restored to any virtual
With the new BMR function, NovaBACKUP DataCenter increases data availability,
reduces recovery window times, and also supports the rapid virtualization of
systems that have been operated inefficiently before.
“The failure of an entire system is one of the most complex recovery
scenarios a business can face. Bare Metal Recovery provides NovaBACKUP
DataCenter customers with more leeway to get failed systems back up and
operating much faster and with less effort,” says Stefan Utzinger, CEO of
The new BMR functionality will be part of NovaBACKUP DataCenter version 4.7
announced for release at the end of this year. Versions 4.0 and newer can be
equipped with the BMR function upon request.