KB ID : 115072
Published : July 4, 2018
Created : July 4, 2018
Last Modified : July 4, 2018

Step 1 - Configuring Source Machine Backup:


Source Machine - The machine to be backed up.

Configuration Procedure:

1) Install Vembu BDR Server or Vembu ImageBackup (Standalone Client) in source machine.

2) Configure the volumes you wish to backup(OS and System Reserved partitions should be backed up for successful booting. In addition, other partitions based on user-requirement can be configured).

3) Once backup completes successfully, proceed with restore process in Vembu BDR Server and choose to download as VHD.

4) The restored location will have an SBC file associated with downloaded VHD and both files will be required for ISO Boot Process.

Step 2 - Creating Vembu Recovery Image:

Need to create Vembu Recovery Image with Vembu’s Recovery CD builder (Reference link)

Step 3 - Writing ISO in Hard Disk:

To write the ISO in hard disk and make the hard disk bootable, you will require the below prerequisites:


Hardware: External hard disk drive adapter(SATA to USB converter)

Application: PowerISO


1) Install PowerISO in a physical machine with administrative privileges.

2) Attach hard disk to a physical machine(PowerISO installed machine) with help of External hard disk drive adapter.

External Hard Disk

3) Open PowerISO application and go to Tools → Create Bootable USB Drive.

4) Choose following options under ‘Create Bootable USB Drive’ Dialog Box:

  • Source Image File: Select the created Image File.

  • Destination USB Drive: Select the External Hard Disk connected via USB.

  • Write Method: USB - HDD and On choosing write method, you will be required to choose a file system.

  • File System: NTFS

Create Bootable USB Drive Step 1

Create Bootable USB Drive Step 2

5) Click ‘Start’ to begin burning process.

6) Wait for ISO write process to complete and proceed to copy VHD & SBC files.

Step 4 - Copying Restored VHD & SBC Files:

1) Open ‘Disk Management’ and create an additional partition in External Hard Disk using Shrink option.

2) Ensure the created partition have enough space to copy restored files.

3) Copy the restored VHD & SBC files in the newly created partition.

Step 5 - Verifying Boot Status:

1) Attach the External Hard Disk to the RAW machine you want to restore.

2) Power ON the machine and get into BIOS Setup using F9 keys.

3) Choose Boot Option or Boot Priority to ‘USB Hard Drive’ as first.

Boot Options

4) Save the settings and machine will restart booting via External Hard Disk.

5) Verify the booted window appears with ‘Vembu BDR Recovery Console’ as shown below.

Note: If the below screen does not appear, you will be required to restart from Step - 3.

Vembu BDR Recovery Console

Step 6 - Restoring Target machine:

1) Proceed with ‘Next’ in Vembu BDR Recovery Console.

2) Select ‘Recover entire Disk or a Partition’ under ‘Select a task’ and proceed to ‘Next’.

Choose Recover Entire Disk or a Partition

3) In Recovery Page, Browse and select:

  • The recovered VHD under file you need to recover and
  • The recovered SBC file for the backup configuration file.
  • ‘Select a Disk from the following list’ option will list the disks and partitions of source machine available for restore. The user can choose to proceed with Disk or Partition level restore.

Select Source Disk to be Restored

4) Click ‘Next’ to Proceed.

5) Under ‘Recover entire Disk or Partition’ page, the user can choose between raw disks of target machine to which restore can be processed.

6) Click ‘Next’ to initiate restore and wait for it to complete.

Select Target Disk to which restore should be performed

Once restore completes, remove the external hard disk and try booting the target machine. It should boot with source machine setup as chosen and will log in successfully.

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