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)


[BMChroniclesIII.pdf]

Several data storage and backup companies have invested in bare metal restore capabilities. StorageCraft ShadowProtect Server Edition (SPS) Version 2.0.1.35 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.