GFI MAX Backup 13.6.1 gives you even more recovery options with new Bare Metal Recovery tool

The GFI MAX Backup team is excited to announce our 13.6.1 release which adds Bare Metal Recovery (BMR) functionality to our Online Hybrid-cloud based Backup and Disaster Recovery solution.  

Bare Metal Recovery

The ability to perform Bare Metal Recovery of Physical Windows systems is our latest implementation of features focused toward simplifying, automating and speeding system recovery following a significant data loss. BMR adds P2P recovery functionality to GFI MAX Backup and compliments the existing P2V recovery functionality made available with our Virtual Disaster Recovery (VDR) feature set introduced in Q4 of 2013.

BMR, much like our VDR functionality, leverages your daily Windows File System and System State backups to ensure you are protected in the event of a complete system failure.  With BMR, manual recovery tasks disappear. The BMR tool automates the creation of bootable USB recovery media which eliminates the need to manually install an OS or backup application prior to initiating recovery. Simply insert the USB recovery media into the repaired system or a ‘like’ replacement and boot up.  You will be asked for your backup device credentials and presented with a list of recovery options.  BMR restores data directly from the GFI MAX Backup Cloud and is fully compatible with our LocalSpeedVault functionality which allows you to maintain a secure local backup copy that can be used for rapid restores. 

BMR Feature Documentation

BMR Feature Video Overview

GFI is committed to providing reliable, feature rich, backup and recovery technologies to our partners so that they can standardize on a single BDR solution as they look to build out Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offerings for their end customers.

Automatic Updates

The latest 13.6.1 build will be made available on our download site and to partners through the GFI MAX auto update service, at which point older Windows and MAC OS X versions of the GFI MAX Backup Manager clients will begin updating themselves automatically.

Should you elect to standardize your end-customer on an older release of the GFI MAX Backup Manager client and not have them automatically update to the latest 13.6.1 release you can do so by setting the MaxAllowedVersion in the GFI MAX Backup Cloud Management Console prior to the date listed above.  You may consult this knowledge base article for details on how to set the Max Version.

Linux Client Updates 

The GFI MAX Backup Manager client for Linux is not distributed via auto update and can be located at the bottom of the Backup Manager download site.

You may consult this knowledge base article for details on upgrading a Linux client.

Product Downloads

Product Release Notes


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