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Enterprise Manager User Guide

Restoring VMs, vApps, Files and Application Items

Self-service portal allows users to restore vCloud Director VMs, vApps, files and application items (currently, SQL Server databases and Oracle databases).

Restoring VMs

vCloud Director VMs can be restored to the original (production) vApp using flexible restore options. Do the following:

  1. On the VMs tab, locate the necessary VM backup in the list of VMs displayed, or use search by VM name.
  2. For the selected VM backup, click the Restore VM button, then select the option you need:
  • With the Overwrite option selected, the VM from backup will be restored to the original vApp, replacing the VM in production.  
  • With the Keep option selected, both VMs will be kept in the original vApp - VM from backup will be located next to the original production VM and will have the same name with  _restored suffix.

Restoring VMs, vApps, Files and Application Items 

  1. Select the point that will be used to restore the VM.
  2. Additionally, you can select to Power on VM after restoring or Quick rollback (restore changed blocks only) option. For VMware VMs, you can also select to Restore VM tags.

Restoring VMs, vApps, Files and Application Items 

  1. After you click Restore, you will get a message notifying you of the operation effect (VM from backup will replace production VM, if present in the original location). Click Proceed or Cancel the operation.

You can view VM restore progress in the VMs tab after you click View history.

Restoring vApps

Similar steps can be taken to restore a vApp:

  1. On the VMs tab, locate the necessary vApp, or use search by name.
  2. For the selected backup, click the Restore vApp button, then select the option you need:
  • With the Overwrite option selected, the vApp from backup will be restored to the original vDC, replacing the vApp in production.
  • With the Keep option selected, both vApps will be kept in the original vDC - vApp from backup will be located next to the original production vApp and will have the same name with  _restored suffix. Names of VMs in the vApp will stay the same.

Restoring VMs, vApps, Files and Application Items 

  1. Select the point that will be used to restore the vApp.
  2. Additionally, you can select to Power on VM after restoring.

Restoring VMs, vApps, Files and Application Items 

  1. After you click Restore, you will get a message notifying you of the operation effect - remember that with the Overwrite option selected, the existing vApp and all its VMs will be replaced with vApp from the backup. Click Proceed or Cancel the operation.

Restoring Files and Application Items

  • To restore files from indexed and non-indexed VM guest file system, go to the Files tab and follow the steps described here.

Restoring VMs, vApps, Files and Application Items Note:

  • To restore application items (SQL Server databases or Oracle databases), go to the Items tab and follow the steps described in the Restore Procedure for SQL Server databases and Restore Procedure for Oracle databases.

Information on these restore operations will be available in the “Restore Operators Activity” report from the Veeam Backup & Replication Report Pack available in Veeam ONE.

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