Bare-metal recovery (BMR) part of a disaster recovery plan that provides protection when a machine cannot start, and you must recover everything. Disaster situations include hardware failure and cyberattacks.
You can use BMR when your host is not available due to a hardware failure, or it cannot start. Use BMR for either of the following reasons:
By default, each BMR backup is system state enabled.
BMR data consists of the following:
Note: Critical volumes include the boot volume, the system volume, and the volume that hosts system state data, such as Active Directory and application services.
You can use BMR for the following operations:
To protect a Windows host entirely, we recommend that you back up BMR data for critical volumes and separately back up regular assets that contain user data.
Before you perform a BMR, verify that the environment meets the requirements and that you have the necessary information.