Ermine Cooperate with Bacula Systems to Enable Linux Bare Metal Restore

Ermine, a company specializing in packing GNU/Linux applications together into a single executable, are working with Bacula Systems to bring new functionality to Bacula Systems’ backup and restore technology. The result is Linux Bare Metal recovery, a new feature now available in Bacula Enterprise Edition.

Bare-metal restore is a technique in the field of data recovery and restoration where the backed up data is available in a form which allows one to restore a computer system from “bare metal”, i.e. without any requirements as to previously installed software or operating system.

The backed up data itself can include an entire operating system – bootable from Bacula System’s USB Key – which contains a static Bacula client built with Ermine, and has all the components and required application code to call Bacula’s Director and create and restore the disk images.

About Ermine:
Ermine creates Tools for professional software deployment. Ermine packs a GNU/Linux application together with any needed shared libraries and data files into a single executable, and this file can be copied to any GNU/Linux host and run without further modifications. The advantages of this approach are many, such as becoming independent of host configurations; independence from package management; and no version mismatch between the executable and its auxiliary files. In addition, there are no host-dependent side-effects; the application and the target host’s software environment do not interfere with each other.


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