This article explains how to perform cold bare metal backups for Linux clients, and links to detailed procedures.
Unitrends cold bare metal backups allow you to restore your operating system in the event of disaster. We recommend using a full backup to create the bare metal media when possible, but in some cases you may have to perform a cold bare metal backup. Note that cold bare metal backups require the server to be offline during the backup, and is necessary on GPT-partitioned Ubuntu 12.04 systems.
For detailed instructions on how to successfully perform a cold bare metal backup for a Linux client, see Linux cold bare metal protection in the Recovery-Series and UEB Administrator’s Guide.
- Your must first:
Creating the ISO for use with cold bare metal backups
- You then perform the actual Cold Bare Metal backup and can then perform the restore:
Performing cold bare metal backups and restores