With a computer, you can recover or back up your data through various ways. One of this ways includes using the bare metal way of data storage and recovery. In case you are wondering what this is, it is a process where you restore and back up all your data using bare metal disc drive. A bare metal disc drive is a type of drive that has no applications or an operating system. Many people like this form of data recovery because it is fast and helps them avoid lengthy periods of OS installation. Here, we look at the steps to take when performing a bare metal data recovery on your computer.
What are the steps to take?
When you are sure that you would like to recover your data using the bare metal procedure, you should take the following steps to achieve that.
- 1. Booting of the system
The first step is to boot your computer’s system from SBS 2008 disk 1. You should the select a language that you understand and click on the “next” icon. After that, click on the “repair” option that will be available on the screen of your computer.
- 2. Pick the correct disk to store the data
In this stage, your next move will depend on what you see on your screen. If you see an OS, chances are you are trying to restore your data to a disk that already has an OS and other applications. On the other hand, if you have a blank list, chances are the disk has damages to the extent that it cannot recognize an OS or your computer does not have the required drives for this kind of installation. After making sure that you are restoring your data to the right disk, click on the “next” option.
- 3. Choose windows complete PC restore
In this stage, you can choose to use the recommended latest back up option or restore to a different backup option. It is also important to keep your computer powered up because this stage is critical. After you have decided your best option, click on the next button.
- 4. Choose your backup drive
Mostly, your backups will assume an arrangement based on the date and the time that they were set up. Here, you will see a list of back up options. Choose one that you prefer and click on the “next” option. The next step involves choosing what option you think is best for you. These options include formatting or repartitioning the disk, excluding disks from restore, install drivers and only restore system disks. Wait for the restoring process to complete and restart your computer. After the restart of the computer system, click on the “finish” option.
Many people like bare metal way of restoring data because it is an easier and faster option. For small businesses, this option ensures that there is no major delay in the businesses’ routine.