Performing Disk Restore

In case a disaster strikes, you can restore a disk of an oVirt VM from a backup. Veeam Backup for OLVM and RHV allows you to attach the restored disk to the original VM or any other oVirt VM in the oVirt KVM environment.

How Disk Restore Works

During the VM disk restore process, the following steps are performed:

  1. The Veeam Backup & Replication console sends the restore session configuration data to the backup appliance.
  2. The backup appliance powers off the target VM.
  3. The backup appliance launches a worker.
  4. The worker creates an empty virtual disk in the oVirt KVM environment.
  5. The worker connects to the backup repository and restores backed-up data to the empty disk.
  6. [This step applies only if you restore the disk to the original VM and if you choose to replace the existing disk] The worker detaches the original disk from the VM and removes it from the oVirt KVM environment.
  7. The worker attaches the created disk with the restored data to the target VM.

How to Perform Disk Restore

To restore a disk attached to a protected VM, do the following:

  1. Launch the Virtual Disk Restore wizard.
  2. Select a VM.
  3. Select a restore point.
  4. Configure mapping settings.
  5. Specify a reason for the restore.
  6. Finish working with the wizard.