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22 Jul 2015

Welcome to viBoot!

As our latest version of Macrium Reflect continues to get rave reviews in the marketplace, we’re excited to add a new tool to the family, with Macrium viBoot. Here’s a great video to show you how it works.

viBoot enables you to instantly create, start and manage Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines using one or more Macrium Reflect image files as the basis of the virtual machine sub-system. viBoot allows you to boot into the images you have made using Macrium Reflect for recovery validation purposes, or as a DR tool to instantly recover vital systems. If you’re working at an enterprise level, you could recover your vital Exchange or SQL systems in mere minutes! This will ensure no down time and no lengthy virtual disk conversion or restore. We’re here to make your lives easier!

We have built Macrium viBoot on a new device driver that presents a virtual Windows drive contained within a Macrium Reflect image file as a physical hard drive to the Windows storage sub-system. This allows any Windows based virtualization software that can boot from a physical drive, to boot from Macrium Reflect image files.

There are a number of ways that viBoot could be utilised. Use it to create a copy of your live environment to test new software, or use it as a performance test platform as part of your Physical to Virtual rollout strategy. Most importantly it enables IT administrators to quickly recover and make available critical systems for business continuity purposes.

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