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Interim Switch-Over with ImageBoot


Interim Switch-over with ImageBoot for ActiveImage Protector

Part of NetJapan’s DisasterReady availability solutions, ImageBoot is a free add-on for ActiveImage Protector's agent-based backup solutions. ImageBoot can boot any full or incremental backup image as a virtual machine in minutes, providing an alternative availability solution to bridge the gap between disaster and recovery.

ImageBoot bypasses lengthy, resource intensive and cumbersome physical to virtual conversion process by instantly creating a temporary replacement server or workstation in VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware Player Pro or Microsoft Hyper-V.


Boot a replacement virtual server in minutes

Using ImageBoot is as simple as creating a virtual machine, attaching the disk and booting it up. You will have an exact replica of the crashed machine, allowing your company or clients to continue working while you take the time necessary to repair or replace the original hardware or environment.

How does ImageBoot work


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Main features

2 minute restore


2 Minute switch-over

Instantaneously boot a backup image as a virtual machine.

revive physical machines in no time


Revive physical and virtual machines

Eliminate business downtime caused by lengthy physical to virtual conversions or restore processes.

incremental backups every 10 minutes


Boot full, incremental or differential backups

Start a virtual machine from any ActiveImage Protector full, incremental or differential images.

virtualise in 1 click


Easily test upgrades before deployment

Test software updates and upgrades prior to deployment and without risking the live environment.

support for free vmware esxi licence


Switch-over to free hypervisors

Supports VMware WorkStation, VMware Player, VMware Player Pro, Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows 8.1 Client Hyper-V.



No additional cost

ImageBoot is a FREE add-on for ActiveImage Protector.


Features and Advantages

  • The ImageBoot virtual machine contains the original OS, applications and all the data from the original source machine.
  • Supports UEFI and drives over 2TB in size.


Additional uses for ImageBoot

In addition to being a robust availability solution, ImageBoot is also a multi-purpose tool that you can use to:

  • Test your Recovery Time Objectives and Recovery Point Objectives.
  • Perform mock disaster drills to verify recoverability.
  • In Post-mortem Boot Analyses (PBA) to identify and isolate the point of failure using the backup image and incremental files.
  • Temporarily run a replacement server while performing hardware migration or upgrades.
  • Virtual migration testing
  • Test system or application upgrades prior to deployment to a live environment.
  • Verify the integrity of backup image files.
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Supported Operating Systems

  • Hypervisors
  • VMware Workstation 10, 11
  • VMware Player 6, 7
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 
(When using Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft.Net Framework 4 (or later) should be configured)
  • Host Operating Systems
  • Windows 7 (32/64bit) or later
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 or later
  • Guest Operating Systems
  • Windows XP (32/64bit) or later
  • Windows Server 2003 (32/64bit) or later

Hardware and other requirements

  • The following must be met in order to use ImageBoot:
  • Hypervisor to host the temporary replacement server (see System Requirements)
  • ActiveImage Protector’s system requirements (varies per edition)



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