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Doing a VMware QuickSpin Restore

In the event you need to restore a VMware virtual machine, you can use a VMware QuickSpin backup to do so.  Using these instructions, you can restore the virtual machine back to a specific point in time, either back into production or into an isolated sandbox environment.  VMware Quickspin restores go much faster than VMware Standard restores as the virtual machine is already assembled.  This article will explain the process for performing a VMware QuickSpin restore.



  1. Log onto the management portal and proceed to the computer account you want to restore from.

  2. Once you are on the Computer page, go to the Restore tab and click on the Start a Restore button.

  3. When the restore wizard opens, choose Virtual Machines as the data type and choose VMware - QuickSpin Recovery from the right side.  Click Next after.

  4. Choose the virtual machine and revision date you want to restore and click Next to continue.

  5. Pick whether you want to perform a Sandbox test recovery or Production recovery restore.

    The main difference between "Sandboxed test recovery" and "Production recovery" is the former restores the virtual machine to an isolated VLAN while the latter restores the virtual machine to the original network.  If you choose to use a "Production recovery" the backup software will attempt to stop the original virtual machine before spinning up the restored virtual machine.

    When you have decided what restore type you want, click Next.

  6. The last page will give you a summary of the restore job.  Click the Restore button to start the restore.

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