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Instant Disaster Recovery for ActiveImage Protector users


Create a standby machine directly from your ActiveImage Protector backups

vStandby AIP is a revolutionary new Instant Disaster Recovery (DR) solution that was specifically developed to combine the lightning-fast recovery speed of vStandby with ActiveImage Protector’s advanced backup technologies, offering users the best solution for DisasterReady instant availability.


With vStandby AIP, you can:

  • Be up and running in as little as 2 minutes onsite
  • Be up and running in as little as 2 minutes offsite too!
  • Test your Business Continuity Plan with no interruption to business and in only two minutes!

vStandby AIP is licensed per backup chain and is available in the following Editions:

  • vStandby AIP Server Edition
  • vStandby Desktop Edition
  • vStandby Linux Edition
  • vStandby Unlimited Edition


Main features

2 minute restore

Immediate system recovery 

Gives users immediate switchover recovery and guaranteed business continuity. vStandby AIP bypasses lengthy P2V conversion and restoration by creating an instantly bootable standby virtual replica machine from ActiveImage Protector backup image files, offering you a true Disaster Recovery solution.

revive physical machines in no time

Create virtual standby replicas for instant switchover availability

Create an instantly bootable standby virtual machine that is ready for immediate switchover in case of disaster, without disrupting daily operations.

instant recovery

Ideal for Instant Disaster Recovery offsite and in the Cloud

Standby virtual replica machines can be located anywhere, offsite or in a private or hybrid cloud, allowing you to quickly recover from major disasters such a theft, fire, flooding and other natural disasters.

add-on module

Non-disruptive add-on for ActiveImage Protector backup images

ActiveImage Protector clients can add the benefits of instant availability without having to to change the configuration of their existing backup jobs.

Instantly verify your backups and Instant Availability Plans

Boot-test and verify the recoverability of your backup files and your 2 minute recovery plan without interrupting your day-to-day operations including existing backup, recovery and instant availability jobs.

best solution

Ideal for datacenters, service providers and multi-office companies

Centralize Instant Disaster Recovery at a selected offsite location. Simplify the workloads for your IT administrators and Disaster Recovery engineers.

Monitor storage folders where backup image files are saved

Standby virtual machines can be automatically updated once a new incremental image file is detected or according to your pre-defined task schedule.


Flexible and affordable licensing

Flexible licensing plan based on the type and the number of backup image files used to create standby replicas. Licensing is available for single, multiple or unlimited machines.

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How can vStandby AIP be used? 

Below is a case scenario for how to use vStandby AIP. Feel free to contact us to find out how NetJapan can help you provide 2 minute disaster recovery.


  1. ActiveImage Protector creates regular backups of a Windows Server or Workstation.
  2. NetJapan ImageCenter, a free replication and consolidation tool for ActiveImage Protector, is used to replicate full and incremental disk images to a secure offsite location.
  3. At the offsite location, vStandby AIP creates and maintains a standby replica virtual machine on a VMware ESXi host, using the full and incremental disk images created by ActiveImage Protector.
  4. Should the source machine fail due to natural disaster or system failure, the standby replica can be immediately booted for instant switchover, bypassing a lengthy and costly restoration process.
How ImageCenter works with physical environments


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Practical Usage Scenarios for vStandby AIP

A service provider is tasked to provide a replacement virtual server in the event a client’s system fails.

Standby virtual replicas of mission critical servers should be created offsite. In the event the source machine fails, a standby virtual replica of the server can be immediately started for instant switchover recovery. 

In addition, P2V server migration is performed without additional load on the source server.

Supported Operating Systems

  • ActiveImage Protector disk images from
  • Windows 7 32/64-bit or later
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 or later
  • vStandby AIP can only be installed on
  • Windows Server 2008 / R2 64bit
  • Windows Server 2012 / R2 64bit systems

Hardware requirements

  • CPU
  • Pentium 4 or above
  • Main memory (RAM)
  • Minimum: 1024MB (2048MB or more is recommended)
  • Hard disk space
  • 300MB of available disk space



Download a free, fully functional 30 day trial version of vStandby AIP by filling in the form below.

This solution only works with backup files created by ActiveImage Protector.

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