For information on BMR device firmware version 8.0.0, click here

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IDrive® BMR Pro: Best for on-site data backups -Madeline Clarke, December 6, 2023

Onsite Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) with cloud replication

Perform image-based backup of your computers, local servers, and virtual machines to a local device equipped with bare metal restore functionality. IDrive BMR enables you to backup the entire data stored in the hard disk; including the operating system (OS), application configurations and network drives. Granular restore options allow you to choose to restore the entire system, individual folders/files, or spin up a virtual instance for business continuity in the event of data failure. IDrive BMR can even create and host network shares on your local IDrive BMR device.

With IDrive BMR you can replicate the data on your local device to your IDrive cloud account and manage them via browser-based access. Your local and cloud data is secured from unauthorized access with AES-256 CCM encryption!


IDrive® BMR Hyper-V Backup

IDrive® BMR provides you with secure bare-metal backup of not only VMs running on the Hyper-V machine, but also the entire Hyper-V server. The BMR backup agent can be used to backup the entire Hyper-V server to the BMR device and restore the backup completely.

IDrive® BMR vs. Datto

IDrive BMR provides higher performance and a host of benefits to address all your backup requirements.

  • Why IDrive® BMR is better?
  • IDrive® BMR
  • Datto

Better performance

30% faster incremental backup and cloud replication

Hardware specification

Custom-built, best-in-class solution with enterprise-grade processor and server-grade hardware configuration

Pre-defined hardware models with limited hardware and processor options

Backup configuration

Automatically discovers the computer via the backup agent and applies global backup settings

Every computer has to be manually paired to the server and the backup configurations need to be set up individually

Backup unlimited computers

No licensing per computer

License-based plans allow you to backup only limited computers

Backup unlimited ESXi hosts / vCenter servers

No licensing per virtual machine

License-based plans allow you to backup only limited VMs; each VM added for backup from VMware server is charged

VMware backup

Intuitive flow for agentless backup and configuration of ESXi and vCenter VMs. Supports easy backup configuration of multiple VMs and VMware servers

VMware backup configuration is a time-consuming process that requires the manual addition of every single VM and setting up the backup

Virtualization platform

Upload OS recovery ISO, which can be used to boot up the VM and fix boot issues

Doesn't support upload of recovery ISO to resolve VM boot issues

WinRE recovery

Perform WinRE restore with a variety of tools, which are reliable and faster than Linux-based restore

You can only perform Linux-based ISO restore

Free cloud storage

Free cloud storage space matching the device size; for instance, for a 8 TB plan, you get 8 TB of cloud space

Cloud storage starts at $150/TB/month


Best in terms of hardware specification, cloud storage, and unlimited licenses

Costs higher for limited licenses, storage, and hardware

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Microsoft Office 365 Backup

Secure your Microsoft applications data residing on OneDrive, Outlook, Exchange, SharePoint, Teams, and Office apps with reliable automated backup and granular restore.

Available at $20/Seat/Year with Unlimited Storage.

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Google Workspace Backup

Protect your Google apps data including Gmail, Drive, Calendar, and Contacts from accidental and malicious loss with daily incremental backups and quick restores.

Available at $20/Seat/Year with 10 TB storage per seat.

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Here's what the experts say:

"We manage dental offices in San Diego and rely on the IDrive BMR to backup and protect my clients from ransomware. I have had to rely on their virtualization and recovery several times over the last three years have been successful every time. One client was attacked by ransomware and we were able to recover all data from the backup, while running on the virtual machine. We have used other BMR solutions and find the IDrive BMR the most reliable and cost effective solution on the market." Marshal Smith, President, Dental Technology Inc.

"I have installed four units in the last two months and we are very happy with the product." Gery Abay, The Abay Group LLC

"The IDrive BMR service has been outstanding. The prices are hard to beat, the appliances have been very reliable & easy to setup, and the IDrive customer support has been top-notch & rarely needed. I highly recommend the service to anyone in the market for a Bare Metal Recovery disaster solution." Terry A. Laurent,

* This feature is available with IDrive BMR version 7.0.0 and above.
30% faster incremental backup and cloud replication were observed based on internal testing in comparison to our competitors.
# Compression is enabled by default and ensures high storage efficiency. Deduplication is disabled by default to mitigate high CPU/memory usage in environments with large datasets and can be enabled on request.

  • IDrive® BMR

    Protect your business critical data

  • Virtualization

    Resume business instantly with KVM virtualization

  • Cloud Manage

    Manage the BMR devices from anywhere

  • Cloud Replication

    Transfer local backups to IDrive

  • Centralized Web Console

    Monitor backup status and activities remotely

  • Restore

    Restore your entire computer including OS

  • IDrive BMR Express

    Transfer bulk data from your IDrive BMR device