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Trying to find out whether there is any different between baremetal backup and imaging on a physical server.
There is a backup software which does baremetal backup this case it does the system drive, that is C: drive only.
If we want to bring the server back as it before then we have to have d: drive backup too.
There are other backup softwares in the market (acronis) bring entire server back from its backup this case it bring all the drives c: d: etc.
Is it imaging or baremetal backup?
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Depending on the version which I assume is 11+, Acronis backup is both.  The backup allows you to restore the server back to its original form and in case of a server blowup or implosion.  Allows you to restore as a bare-metal to a different server (Acronis calls it Universal Restore).  

Which software are you referring to where it only backups up the C: drive?
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Actully imaging and bare metal restore backup is the same. The imaging is just a general naming. If you image entire HDD where the system is installed then it is bare metal protection as it means that in case of disaster you would be able to restore the server to working state.
Some backup software makers create separate wizard which identifies where the system partition is located and save it through imaging. Such wizards are called - bare metal protection.
But if you know where your system is located then simply backup that drive and your are protected.
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I looked at both acronis and unitrends .
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