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

 

To use the Virtual Disaster Recovery tool open the Backup Manager, choose Restore then click Virtual Disaster Recovery.

 

Select the backup from the Session time drop-down, expand the drive node and choose the required files to restore.

 

 

Restore to local directory

 

In Restore settings select the Virtual machine type, set Restore to as Local Directory and Browse to the directory to store the resultant VMware or Hyper-V files, select whether to Set target to readonly mode and Check content of outdated files only (where available).

 

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)

 

In Restore settings select the Virtual machine type, set Restore to as Virtual Machine. Then enter the following information

 

Local settings

 

  Location – Please 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 dropdown 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).

 

 

Once satisfied with the settings click Restore to create the Virtual Machine. Please be aware that unless specified the Virtual Machine is created with default memory and CPU properties; these settings can be amended  as required once the restore has completed successfully.

 

Restore to Virtual Machine (Hyper-V Server)

 

In Restore settings select the Virtual machine type, set Restore to as Virtual Machine. Then 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).

 

Once satisfied with the settings click Restore to create the Virtual Machine. Please be aware that unless specified the Virtual Machine is created with default memory and CPU properties; these settings can be amended  as required once the restore has completed successfully.

 

To start the virtual machine, open the Hyper-V Manager, right click on the target computer and choose Start from the context menu

 

 

Restore to local directory

Restore to ESX Server

Restore to Hyper-V

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Notes

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.