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Bare Metal Restore
Recovering data via a bare metal restore involves reformatting a computer from scratch after a catastrophic failure.
Typically the process of performing a bare metal restore involves reconfiguring the computer with a reinstalled operating system and all of the software applications and the corresponding application settings.
There are a number of solutions availabe that allow you to execute a bare metal restore.
However, it's very important to ensure that your Bare Metal Restore solution allows restorations to dissimilar hardware.
Be sure to ask your business continuity provider this question: In case of a complete server failure, can you support a bare metal restore to new hardware which has a different configuration, hardware and drivers than the failed server?
If the answer is No, it's time to start talking to other disaster recovery consultants.