Vault without local cache - BMR (Bare metal restore)

Written By Tami Sutcliffe (Super Administrator)

Updated at August 31st, 2022

Our x360Recover Bare Metal Restore (BMR) Wizard offers several options for performing different types of recovery, depending on where your data is located:

Perform bare metal restore from a vault with no local cache

Bare metal restore is most often used with hardware devices but the process can be applied to virtual machines, as well.

If your protected system is either (a) an appliance-based end point or (b) a Direct-to-Cloud (D2C) endpoint,  the bare metal restore wizard can recover directly from your vault.   

Download the latest x360Recover Bare Metal Restore utility

How to do it, step by step:

Note: This recovery method relies on FTP access to the vault.  
Before proceeding, ensure that FTP access is enabled by doing the following:
  • Log in to the vault using admin credentials or access the vault via x360Recover Manager
  • Navigate to Network Sharing  from the left menu 
  • Click to select Enable FTPS Server
Now that FTP access is available, proceed with the following steps.

STEP 1. Open the Bare Metal Recovery Wizard and select Recover from Vault (without Local cache). 

Click Next to continue.

STEP 2. Log in to the vault and specify the desired virtual disk Image format (VMDK Recommended).

Click Next to continue.

STEP 3. Choose the protected system to recover from the dropdown list.

Click Next to continue.

STEP 4. Select the desired snapshot.

Click Next to continue.

STEP 5. Wait for BMR wizard to

(a) export the snapshot on the vault...

...and then (b) mount the vault exports folder locally:

When complete, click Next to continue.

STEP 6. Map the exported virtual disks on the vault to the local hard drives on the recovery system. 

Virtual disk exports are located at

  /media/axcient/ftp/ExportedVMs/<snapshot name>

Select a virtual disk, match it to the corresponding local drive and add it to the list to be recovered.

Click Next to continue.

STEP 7. Monitor the progress of the recovery progress until finished.

Click Finish when complete.

ADDITIONAL RESOURES:  x360Recover bare metal restore (BMR)


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