What is a good bare metal restore software for Linux?

I'm starting to manage more and more Red Hat Linux systems and I'd like to have a bare-metal restore software that is as robust as Appassure's Replay, which I use for my Windows boxes.

I use EMC's Retrospect software to back up my Linux machines, but in the event of a complete system failure I'm still faced with having to manually repartition the replacement drives and reinstall the OS, then my data.

Ideally, I'd like something that allows me to boot from a CD, automatically repartition the drives and restore the system from network storage with as little user intervention as possible.  Is there such a product out there in the Linux world?

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whowho12Connect With a Mentor Commented:
We manage about 400+ RHEL servers. I've always avoided full backups and bare-metal restores as much as possible, for 2 reasons:
1) you end up chewing up lots and lots of backup space
2) the restores can take a long time

My mantra for years has been configuration management and bare-metal rebuilds.

Current setup follows these principles:
1) All user data kept on resilient filers providing LUNs or NFS volumes for the OS
2) OS configuration is managed by Cfengine
3) All servers are auto-built with PXE booting and Cobbler

It takes about 5-10mins to fully rebuild any of our servers. Bare-metal restores from backups don't come even close.
medveddConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Acronis Backup & Recovery works with Linux - www.acronis.com
hemmiConnect With a Mentor Commented:

You can easily do bare metal recovery with clonezilla to the state when you ran the clonezilla backup.
Have a look at it. It's GPL licensed.
mdrappAuthor Commented:
All good solutions....will probably use all three!
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