GFI MAX Backup has expanded its 13.6.1 release by adding Bare Metal Recovery (BMR) functionality to its Online Hybrid-cloud based Backup and Disaster Recovery solution. BMR adds P2P recovery functionality to GFI MAX Backup and compliments the existing P2V recovery functionality made available with the company’s Virtual Disaster Recovery (VDR) feature set introduced in Q4 of 2013.
BMR, much like the VDR functionality, leverages user’s daily Windows File System and System State backups to ensure protection in the event of a complete system failure. The BMR tool automates the creation of bootable USB recovery media, which eliminates the need to manually install an OS or backup application prior to initiating recovery. Users would insert the USB recovery media into the repaired system or a “like” replacement and boot up. They are then asked for their backup device credentials and presented with a list of recovery options. BMR restores data directly from the GFI MAX Backup Cloud and is fully compatible with LocalSpeedVault functionality, which allows users to maintain a secure local backup copy that can be used for rapid restores.