Download VMs & Disk(s)

Download VM(s)/Disk(s)

Download option allows you to download backup images of VMware Virtual machines/VM Templates/Host to multiple virtual machine file formats such as VHD, VMDK, VHDX, Flat-VMDK, and RAW.  These virtual file formats can be used to perform Cross-Hypervisor migration (V2V) or Cross-Platform migration (V2P) of your backup VMware/Hyper-V/Windows Disk Image VM(s)/Host(s).

Step 1: Choose the virtual machine/VM Template/Host and Restore Type

  • Choose a virtual machine/VM Template/Host that you wish to restore. 

  • Now, select the DownloaVMs/Disks option and click Next.

Step 2: Choose the Restore point

  • Select a restore point to restore the backup data. BDRSuite Backup Server retains the restore points as per the retention policy you have selected for the backup job. 

  • Full backup and Incremental backup restore points are viewed in the dropdown box structure.

  • Each incremental restore point is a virtual full backup that makes full data recovery possible in each step. This makes the restoration process easier without having to recover a full backup and all the previous increments. 

  • If the restore point is denoted with symbols (d), (w), (m), (+P) at the end, it indicates the following: 

    • Daily Merge (d) 

    • Weekly Merge (w) 

    • Monthly Merge (m) 

    • Persistent boot changes (+P) 

  • Daily, Weekly, and Monthly merges take place based on the retention policies you have configured. 

  • If you select Restore version time-stamp with (+P), then you have enabled the option to ’Include persistent boot changes during restore’ option that includes the changes you performed in the VM/Host during the instant boot restore process.

Step 3: Select VM(s)/VM Templates/Disk(s) to Download

  • Select the files and folders you want to restore, by expanding the virtual machine/VM Template/ Host tree and their disks and configure the Restore options. 

    • Choose the target location to download the backed up virtual machine/VM Template/ Disk data. You can download the data to the local drive, or any network shared drive mapped to the BDRSuite Backup Server.

    • Select any of the following Virtual File formats to download the backup from the dropdown:

      • VHD

      • VMDK

      • VHDX

      • Flat-VMDK

      • RAW

Step 5: Review & Restore

  • Review the recovery configuration you have selected and click on Restore to start downloading the backup data in desired virtual file format.

  • On successful recovery, you can find the downloaded disk on the specified location.