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Restoring a VMware Standard Backup

Should you need to restore a VMware virtual machine, you can use a VMware Standard backup to do so.  With a VMware Standard backup, you will be able to restore the virtual machine back to a specific point in time, either into production or into an isolated sandbox environment.  This article will detail the process for performing a VMware Standard restore.

 

Directions


  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 - Standard Recovery from the right side.  Click Next after.


  4. The second step is to choose which virtual machine(s) will be restored as well as from what point in time those machines will be restored from.  After making your selection, hit Next.


  5. Pick where you want to do a Sandboxed test recovery or Production recovery.

    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 stop the original virtual machine before spinning up the restored virtual machine.

    When you have decided what restore type you want and whether or not to start the restore virtual machine(s) automatically, click Next.


  6. Next, select the host you will be restoring the virtual machine(s) to and the settings (resource pool, VM folder, and datastore) those restored virtual machines will use.  You can specify these configurations for all virtual machines together or individually; place a check in the box next to the virtual machine to change only its settings.  When you are done, click Next to continue.
     

  7. The final page will give you a summary of the restore job you created.  Click on Restore to begin the restore job.

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