Full VM Recovery

Full VM Recovery

With the Full VM Recovery option, you can restore the backup virtual machine/VM Template data to the same or different VMware host/server exactly in the same state as it was during the backup, including its configuration.

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

  • Choose the virtual machine/VM Template that you wish to restore. You will be allowed to select only one virtual machine/VM Template to perform Full VM Recovery.

  • Now, select the Full VM Recovery option and click Next. 

Step 2: Choose a 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: Choose the Restore Location

  • Choose to which location you want to restore the virtual machine/VM Template.

  • If you wish to restore the virtual machine/VM Template to its original location, then choose Source ESXi/vCenter Server, which will have the default location details to which the VM is to be restored.

  • If you wish to restore the virtual machine/VM Template to an alternate location, then choose Alternate ESXi/vCenter Server,  for which you have to manually provide the following details. 
  1. Target Server

  2. Target Datastore 

  3. Target VM Name 

  4. Power On VM 

  5. Target VM Configuration

Step 4: Review & Restore

Review all the Full VM Recovery configurations and click  Restore to recover the entire backed-up virtual machine/VM Template directly to any target ESXi host.