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.

This was last updated in September 2005

Continue Reading About bare metal restore

Dig Deeper on Storage Resources

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchDataBackup

SearchConvergedInfrastructure

Close