I would like to know more about Windows 2008 R2 's Bare Metal backup / recovery:
What's the resultant image file extension? For Acronis, it's .tib, for
Norton Ghost it's .gho (or .ghs if it's multiple image files that are created).
Can I specify a shared drive (or a remote ftp server or sftp server) to store
this image file?
For the purpose of bare metal restore / recovery, do I need to boot up from
a boot CD/media? Is this boot CD created by Win 2008 R2's bare metal
backup or we can write into an .iso file & then use a burner (say Nero)
to burn it into a bootable CD?
Can Win 2008 R2's bare metal backup take online backup or backup 'locked'
or 'open' files ie while the server is up with applications being launched,
can a good bare metal backup be taken? What if the server is hosting an
SQL database, can a good backup be taken & when restoring later, the SQL
DB will be restored properly?
Is there a feature for incremental / differential bare metal backup ie backup
only files that have changed since the last 'full bare metal backup' ?