RingStor bare metal backup protects hard drive(s) on a Windows PC or server, not only customer’s data is protected, the OS and all application software installed on the computer are also backed up by bare metal backup agent.
In addition, RingStor supports two backup destinations where backup data for hard drive images can be saved and managed.
Full Backup - The snapshot of hard drive(s) is taken and all contents in the snapshot is backed up.
Differential Backup - The snapshot is taken and only modified blocks in snapshot since last full backup are backed up.
Backup Data Destination
Local Backup Folder
Local backup folder is a folder residing on an external hard drive such as NAS that are accessible by RingStor DataAgent.
Optionally, customer can choose to replicate local backup to cloud for offsite and remote protection.
RingStor bare metal backup agent provides three different restore options for customer.
Restore to a physical Windows PC or server
In case a replacement of physical server is required, RingStor Enterprise provides step by step instructions how to restore the bare metal backup image onto a new machine with similar hardware.
Restore to a virtual hard drive
Virtual hard drive, or VHD, can be created and partitioned by RingStor agent software, and then bare metal backup image is restored to this VHD.
Customer may choose mount VHD to Oracle VirtualBox or Windows Hyper-V to start the original system as a virtual machine.
Mount the backup image, browse and select files/folders to restore
If only a few files or folders need restored, RingStor agent software can mount the bare metal backup image, customer can browse the file system, select individual files or folders to restore.
- Overview: RingStor Enterprise Overview
- White Paper: RingStor Enterprise - The Software-Defined Storage Solution
How RingStor Does Backup
- Microsoft .net framework 3.5
- Java runtime environment
JRE 1.6 or higher for Linux DataAgent
- Microsoft SQL server 2005 Express or higher for Cloud End Point