Performing VM Restore
In case of a disaster, you can restore an entire RHV VM from a backup. Veeam Backup for RHV allows you to restore one or more VMs at a time, to the original location or to a new location.
How VM Restore Works
During the VM restore process, the following steps are performed:
- The Veeam Backup & Replication console sends the restore session configuration data to the RHV backup proxy.
If multiple VMs are added to the restore session, these VMs are processed in parallel.
- [This step applies only if you perform restore to the original location and if the source VM is still present in the location] The RHV backup proxy powers off the source VM and removes it from the RHV infrastructure.
- The RHV backup proxy connects to the target RHV host over REST API and creates a VM in the target location.
- The RHV backup proxy creates empty virtual disks in the target location. The number of empty disks equals the number of disks attached to the source VM.
- The RHV backup proxy connects to the backup repository and restores backed-up data to the empty disks.
If multiple disks are attached to the source VM, the RHV backup proxy restores these disks sequentially, one disk at a time.
- The RHV backup proxy attaches the created disks with the restored data to the VM.
How to Perform VM Restore
To restore a protected VM, you can use either the Veeam Backup & Replication console or the RHV backup proxy web console. However, only the Veeam Backup & Replication console allows you to restore multiple VMs at a time and to choose a location for the restored VMs.
The SureBackup feature that allows you to verify any restore point of a backed-up VM is not supported for backups created with Veeam Backup for RHV.