How to restore a bare metal machine from a RAW image

How to restore a bare metal machine from a RAW image


Task


Restore a bare metal machine from a RAW image.


Solution 


Acura provides customers a way to get the RAW image of a failover or replicated machine.

To recover the mashine using a RAW file, follow the steps below:

  1. Boot from any Linux Live CD.

  2. Verify that ssh service has started.

  3. Clone a disk using the command from your BM server ssh user@device_ip dd if=/<path_to_file> | dd of=/dev/sda status=progress, where device_ip is the IP address of the machine with the downloaded image

  4. After successful cloning, restart the machine and boot from the hard disk.