Information about Bare-metal Restore Windows 2008 System

Posted by @AOMEI

December 25, 2014

Considering there are less information about bare-metal restore Windows 2008, this article will aim at solving the most often asked question about bare-metal restore under Windows Server 2008 operating system.

Introduction of bare-metal restore windows 2008

Sometimes, you may confront with software and hardware problems and consequently some irretrievable damage would occur to your Server 2008 operating system. What if a bare-metal recovery images has been created in advance, in that case you could easily restore the whole Server backup image to regain the appointed system state. To bare-metal restore Windows 2008, you need a Windows Server bootable media and a new hard disk drive on which to keep your Windows Server image.

Three major reasons of bare-metal restore:

  • Small download package
  • Without the needs of reinstalling operating system
  • Recovery operation is very fast and easy

Bare-metal restore windows 2008 without the needs of operating system

To practice bare-metal restore windows 2008 so as to regain your Windows Server 2008 operating system or the full Server itself by performing the Windows Server 2008’s Windows Recovery Environment, such preconditions as below are necessary:

• Installation disc of Windows Server 2008 operating system
• A new big enough disk which you plan to restore to must be able to accommodate all the volumes or the entire disk which were backed up
• The critical volumes of the Server should be supported
Detailed tutorials:
  • Step 1: Start from disk 1 in Server 2008 and then choose the proper language and click Next.
  • Step 2: As a result of Step 1, you will see a Repair your computer option, click it to go to the next step.
  • Step 3: Loading the demanded drivers or Restore to the proper disk, after that click Next to choose Windows Complete PC Restore.
  • Step 4: There are two options available, Restore a different backup and Use the latest available backup. You are advised to choose the second one.
  • Step 5: After step 4, you will be asked to choose the backup drive, choose one and click Next.

Bare-metal restore Windows 2008 by using AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper can realize one-click backup Windows 2003, 2008 and 2012 systems, both 32 and 64 bit. This free backup software not only allows you bare-metal restore windows 2008, but also allows you to do backup for multiple volumes, documents and files through all your Server disks. More than that, AOMEI Backupper even provides the schedule backup to do automatic backup tasks. If you are not in the mood for full backup, AOMEI Backupper still make the top choice for differential backup or incremental backup. Click Restoring Tutorials to see more detailed operating steps.