Image-Based Backup Overview

The image-Based Backup is a backup type based on a principle of taking a snapshot of an entire operating system including data on disks, a system state and all application configurations at the moment of backup. All backup data is saved in a single file called image file.

With this feature, you can recover the operating system on your users' computers right from the system image file as it was at the moment of the last run of the image-based backup plan. Currently, the image-based backup plan is the most reliable way to back up everything on a computer. It is an efficient way to prevent possible consequences of a system crash that happen to occur on servers and workstations from time to time.

Image-based backup features are:

  • Flexible partition selection: all, system required, all fixed drives, or user selected partitions
  • Direct backup to cloud storage (no local space is required)
  • Hybrid backup (legacy backup format only)
  • Synthetic Full backup
  • GFS retention policy support (only new backup format)
  • Immutability support(only new backup format)
  • Changed Block Tracking for image-based backups
  • Restore to dissimilar hardware
  • Restore directly from a cloud or USB flash drive
  • Restore of selected files and folders from disk image (Item-level restore)
  • Restore to Hyper-V or to ESXi Host
  • Restore to Cloud (Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure VM)

Supported for:

  • Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, Windows Server 2012/2012 R2/2016/2019/2022, Windows 7/8/10/11

Required License: