Before You Begin

Before you restore VMware vCloud Director VMs to a vApp, consider the following:

  • Veeam Backup & Replication restores standalone VMs as regular VMware vCloud Director VMs in the following cases:
    • If you selected to restore a standalone VM to a different location.
    • If the original standalone VM no longer exists in the VMware vCloud DIrector hierarchy.
  • It is not recommended to restore VMware vCloud Director VMs to a vApp that already contains a standalone VM. After the restore process is complete, the vApp may not work as expected.
  • If you restore linked clone VMs to a different location, make sure that fast provisioning is enabled at the level of the target organization VDC. Otherwise, Veeam Backup & Replication will restore the linked clone VM to a selected vApp as a regular VM.