Remote Monitoring & Management Help

Backup Manager

The Backup Manager may be used to recover data from one device.

To use the Virtual Disaster Recovery tool.

  1. Open the Backup Manager
  2. Choose Restore
  3. Click Virtual Disaster Recovery.
  4. Select the backup from the Session time drop-down, expand the drive node and choose the required files to restore

Restore to local directory

  1. Select the Virtual machine type in Restore Settings
  2. Set Restore to as Local Directory
  3. Browse to the directory to store the resultant VMware or Hyper-V files
  4. Select whether to Set target to readonly mode and Check content of outdated files only (where available).
  5. Once satisfied with the settings click Restore to create the VMware or Hyper-V files in the selected directory.

Please note: Hyper-V backup and restores are only available on devices running Hyper-V

Restore to Virtual Machine (ESX Server)

  1. Select the Virtual machine type in Restore Settings
  2. Set Restore to as Virtual Machine.
  3. Enter the following information

Local settings

Location specify a path to the directory where the new virtual machine will be created.

Server settings

Server access details (server address, username, and password) Please enter the vSphere/ESX(i) server access credentials to let the recovery software access the server and create a virtual machine there.

Machine name – Enter a name to assign to the new virtual machine.

Virtual machine location (data center, host, storage, resource pool) The settings are retrieved automatically after a connection to the server is established. Whenever options are available, a suitable one can be chosen from a drop-down list.

Common settings

Virtual machine properties (optional) Use this group of settings to configure advanced parameters for the new virtual machine (for example, assign a custom IP address to it or adjust the size of the system disk).

Use restore-only mode on target machine – Keep this setting on to prevent unwanted backups from running on the recovered virtual machine.

Skip files that have not changed This setting helps optimize data recovery operations and increases recovery speed (applies to subsequent restores).

  1. Once satisfied with the settings click Restore to create the Virtual Machine.

Unless specified, the created Virtual Machine uses the default memory and CPU properties. These settings are configurable once the restore successfully completes.

Restore to Virtual Machine (Hyper-V Server)

  1. Select the Virtual machine type in Restore Settings
  2. Set Restore to as Virtual Machine.
  3. Enter the following information:

Virtual switch - (detected automatically this is the Hyper-V network adaptor used by the new virtual machine)

Location - please specify a path to the directory where the new virtual machine will be created.

Virtual machine properties (optional) use this group of settings to configure advanced parameters for the new virtual machine (for example, assign a custom IP address to it or adjust the size of the system disk).

Use restore-only mode on target machine keep this setting on to prevent unwanted backups from running on the recovered virtual machine.

Skip files that have not changed this setting helps optimize data recovery operations and increases recovery speed (applies to subsequent restores).

  1. Once satisfied with the settings click Restore to create the Virtual Machine

Unless specified, the created Virtual Machine uses the default memory and CPU properties. These settings are configurable once the restore successfully completes.

To start the virtual machine.

  1. Open the Hyper-V Manager
  2. Right-click on the target computer
  3. Choose Start from the context menu

ESXi has a 15 Drive Limitation, *.VMDK has no Drive Limitation

Virtual Disaster Recovery
Does not support GPT Partitions
Does not address Physical Server or Dissimilar Hardware Recovery
Does not provide Failover / High Availability / Business Continuity

Restore to local directory

mob_2014_vdr_local