The Best Practices Guide covers the methodology to adhere to when performing a Hardware Independent Restore (HIR) or a restore of any volume for that matter.
HIR is the process of recovering a system from one set of hardware to another set of hardware, or to a virtual environment. You can perform a HIR to affect a recovery from:
- Physical to Physical (P2P)
- Physical to Virtual (P2V)
- Virtual to Virtual (V2V)
- Virtual to Physical (V2P)
The process is processor independent and manufacturer independent as the chances are you will not be going back to similar hardware