The restoration process of BareMetal images has following steps:
- Download your BareMetal backup to local/shared folder or USB drive
- Create bootable ISO and burn it to CD/DVD/Blu-ray/USB drive
- Boot new/fixed machine with burned ISO and go through Recovery Wizard
Download your BareMetal backup to local/shared folder or USB drive
In order restore BareMetal images on the local/shared folder or USB drive, process the following steps:
click View/Restore button:
select the folder where Baremetal images are stored, right-click on it and click on “Recover” menu entry:
- after the download is finished, make sure that the images are stored either on USB drive or on a network share accessible via SMB or on local drive.
Fast restore is available from the Temporary folder where the BareMetal images are stored before the backup. Make sure that this folder can be accessible the same way as it is considered for recovered images. Prior to providing the restore from Temp folder, stop "BareMetal Backup" service as it locks the images from reading:
Create bootable ISO and burn it to CD/DVD/Blu-ray/USB drive
click “Create ISO” button to build WinPE-based bootable environment in an ISO image format
The ISO file contains a set of utilities that allow startup of the computer for maintenance or recovery purposes when OS is corrupted or cannot be used.
Creation of WinPE-based ISO images is not available if there is no Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) installed in the system. ADK is a Microsoft’s proprietary tool and can be obtained from its Download Center for free.
- click "Download Windows ADK"
A genuine Windows installation is required to be able to download this tool.
Both ADK downloads are suitable for Windows OS newer than Vista / 2008:
- during the installation, make sure that Deployment tools and Windows Pre-installation Environment (WindowsPE) checkboxes are selected. Everything else is optional:
There is no option to choose whether to build a 32-bit (BIOS mode) or 64-bit (UEFI mode) WinPE environment. For 64-bit systems, 64-bit WinPE is created, while for 32-bit systems – 32-bit WinPE.
click "Browse..." button to select a destination folder and a name of the bootable ISO:
click Create Bootable ISO:
- it takes several minutes to create the Bootable ISO:
When the ISO file is ready, burn it to CD/DVD/Blu-ray or create a bootable USB drive and boot the machine with it.
The steps for burning ISO to CD/DVD/Blu-Ray:
- insert a recordable CD, DVD, or Blu‑ray Disk into your disk burner. Make sure you use media that is compatible with your burner;
- locate the ISO file. In Windows Explorer, find the disk image file, and then right-click it to select 'Burn Disk Image'';
- select your disk burner. If there are more than one disk burner, click on the burner that you want to use;
- verify the burn (optional).
- to verify that the image was burned correctly to the disk, select the "Verify Disk" after burning check box.
- click Burn to burn the disk;
Refer the below links to create bootable USB (various tools are available)