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Restore a VMware virtual machine

Backup & Disaster Recovery allows you to restore virtual machines (VMs) to the same or to a different VMware host connected to the CFA.

To restore a VMware VM:

  1. In the Management Console of the Cloud Failover Appliance (CFA), go to ClientsVMware (or to ClientsSummary).

  2. Select a VMware VM to restore.

  3. Click Restore on the actions toolbar, or right-click the selected VM, and then click Restore in the context menu.

    VM restore action

    The restore wizard opens.

  4. Select a backup job associated with the VM to restore from, and then click Next.

    Select job to restore

  5. Select a restore method, and then click Next.

    Method Description
    Restore to Existing Virtual Machine Backup is restored to the VM existing on its original host. Note: This restore method does not affect the VM configuration. New virtual disks may appear as a result of restoring, but no other devices are added, removed, or changed.
    Create New Virtual Machine Backup is restored to a new VM on the original or on an alternate host

    Select the restore method

  6. Select options and configure settings for the selected restore method.

  7. Click Finish to start restoring.

    You can monitor the status of the restore in the Action column in ClientsVMware.