Ignyte DR engine is still in the beta-testing phase.


Ignyte is a DR engine designed to create application-consistent backups of the entire physical machines, and of the VSS-aware applications, for example Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V, SharePoint Server, and others.

It fully integrates with Microsoft VSS and uses available VSS writers for the respective applications to provide more consistent, reliable, and faster 1 backup results.


Currently, if you enable Ignyte for a Hyper-V host, backup of any VM hosted there will fail.
Thus, we recommend using the Standard DR engine for now.

System requirements

To use Ignyte, the target machine must be running one of the following Windows versions:

  • Windows Vista SP2 or later
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later


Before using Ignyte, make sure the following are installed on the target machine:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Redistributable or later
  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019

Enable Ignyte

To enable Ignyte, in the CFA Management Console:

  1. Go to Clients > Edit.

  2. Select the appropriate desired client.

  3. In the Disaster Recovery Image group, select Ignyte (beta) in the Engine drop-down list.

    From now, all DR Image backups for this client will be created using Ignyte.

  1. Comparing to the Standard DR engine.