IDrive offers the most cost-effective, high-performing BMR functionality with onsite disk image backup

Store entire data of hard disks, including the operating system (OS) and application configurations in an onsite device, and retrieve them in case of catastrophic failure. In addition to local backup, IDrive offers cloud replication which allows you to transfer backups stored on your device to your cloud account for a better disaster recovery plan. Also, lets you maintain a ready-to-use, bare metal restore (BMR) capability with each image-based backup. You can also securely backup all your virtual machine data running on ESXi hosts and vCenter servers to the BMR device and retrieve them during any data loss.


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.

Getting Started

Sign up and get the device

Sign up and get the IDrive® BMR device shipped to your address.

Install and configure

Download the agent and run it on the system you want to backup.

Centralized web console

Access IDrive® BMR device to manage backups, review statistics, etc.

IDrive® BMR vs. a leading competing service

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

  • Why IDrive® BMR is better?
  • IDrive® BMR
  • Leading competing service

Better performance**

(30% faster incremental backup and cloud replication)

Hardware specification

(Best-in-class solution with enterprise-grade processor and server-grade hardware configuration)


Backup unlimited computers, ESXi hosts and vCenter servers

(No licensing per computer / VM backup)

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


(Up to 30% higher storage efficiency with block-level deduplication)

(Does not use deduplication for storage)

VMware backup

(Unrestricted backup of VMs, irrespective of OS, file system, and disk type)

(Doesn't support agentless backup for spanned volumes, ESXi shared volumes, ReFS file systems, and so on)

Virtualization platform

(BMR has an ability to 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 6TB plan, you get 6TB of cloud space)

(Cloud storage starts at $150/TB/month)


(Offers the best of all worlds in terms of hardware specification, cloud storage, and unlimited licenses at a competitive price)

(Costs higher for limited licenses, storage, and hardware)

Here's what our BMR partners 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.
# Deduplication feature is applicable only for accounts created on or after 08/08/2022.

  • 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