You can restore one or several VMs from vCD backups back to VMware vCloud Director.
The vCD VM can be restored to its initial location or to any other location. You can restore a VM that already exists, for example, if the initial VM is corrupted or you want to revert to an earlier state of the VM, or a VM that no longer exists, for example, if the VM was deleted by mistake. If you restore a VM that already exists, the initial VM is overwritten with that from the vCD backup.
When restoring VMs to the vCloud Director hierarchy, make sure that you select the Restore into vCloud vApp option. If you select the Restore into vSphere infrastructure option, the VM will be restored at the level of the underlying vCenter Server. To get a fully functional VM managed by vCloud Director, you will need to manually import the restored VM to the vCloud Director hierarchy.
To restore a VM to the vCloud Director hierarchy, use the vCloud Full VM Restore wizard.
- Launch the Full vApp Restore wizard
- Select a VM to restore
- Select a restore point
- Select a restore mode
- Select the VM location
- Select the destination network
- Select a template to link
- Select a storage policy and datastores
- Specify secure restore settings
- Specify a restore reason
- Verify recovery settings