Highly Reliable Systems: Removable Disk Backup & Recovery

Bare Metal Restore from High-Rely with StorageCraft’s Shadow Protect Server Edition 2.0 (Bare Metal Chronicles volume III)


Several data storage and backup companies have invested in bare metal restore capabilities. StorageCraft ShadowProtect Server Edition (SPS) Version is capable of performing such a restore in a minimal period of time. Their current version is capable of  performing the task only to the same hardware, but the company has explained that they will be releasing a version 3.0 with dissimilar hardware capabilities, a feature they refer to  as Hardware Independent Restore (HIR). Here is the documentation of the process of  performing a bare metal restore from a 5Bay High-Rely with the hopes that it will be a  guide for those who would like to restore their own server in cases of hardware failure.