Definition

bare metal restore

In disaster recovery, a bare metal restore is the process of reformatting a computer from scratch after a catastrophic failure. Typically the process involves reinstalling the operating system and software applications and then, if possible, restoring data and settings. There are a number of products on the market to help facilitate a bare metal restore.

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