Step 6. Select Target Datastore
The Datastore step of the wizard is only available if you have chosen to perform advanced failback.
When restoring a VM from a replica, you can place an entire VM to a particular datastore or choose to store configuration files and disk files of a restored VM in different locations.
To specify a destination datastore:
- Select one or more VMs in the list and click Datastore.
- If configuration and disk files of a VM should be placed to different datastores, expand the VM in the list, select the necessary file type and click Datastore. From the virtual environment, choose a datastore to which the selected objects will be stored. To facilitate selection, use the search field at the bottom of the window: enter a datastore name or a part of it and click the Start search button on the right or press [Enter] on the keyboard.
- By default, Veeam Backup & Replication preserves the format of restored VM disks, so that if disks of the VM replica were provisioned as thick, Veeam Backup & Replication will restore the VM with thick disks. If necessary, you can change the disk format of a restored VM. To do so, expand a VM in the list, select the necessary disk and click Disk Type. In the Disk Type Settings section, choose the format that will be used to restore virtual disks of the VM: same as original, thin, thick lazy zeroed or thick eager zeroed. For more information about disk types, see VMware docs.
Disk format change is supported only for VMs with Virtual Hardware version 7 or later.