simple physical client backup question

Just considering testing Vembu BDR (3.x) for my environment.

I'm confused about the Physical backup capabilities. Are physical hosts (PCs or Windows Servers, specifically) able to be recovered quickly using a VMDK or similar VM architecture? Or is that only used when backing-up existing virtual machines?

What I'd like to understand are the restore options for a physical client (again Win7 or Win2008 or Win2012) if a disaster-recovery scenario occurs and/or the original, physical client is unavailable.

Can I basically boot a backed-up laptop as a VM in a DR scenario? Or what are my recovery options for those physical backed-up clients?

Thanks, AJ

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