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How to Perform a Bare Metal Recovery (BMR) for Linux Machines

A BMR restores the operating system and software applications, and recovers all the backed-up data. BMR is the process of restoring a computer system from bare metal. Bare metal is a computer without any operating system, drivers, and software applications. After the restore is complete, the target machine automatically reboots in the same operating environment as the backup source node and all data is restored.

A complete BMR is possible because when CA ARCserve D2D for Linux performs a backup of data, it also captures information related to the operating system, installed applications, drivers, and so on.

You can perform a BMR using the IP address or the Media Access Control (MAC) address of the target machine. If you boot the target machine using the CA ARCserve D2D for Linux Live CD, you can get the IP address of the target machine.

The following diagram displays the process to perform a BMR:

How to Perform a BMR for Linux Machines

Complete the following tasks to perform a BMR: