Restore Virtual Machines from Backup
Background: Entire Virtual Machines may be restored from backup. When restoring a Virtual Machine from backup, the virtual machine configuration (virtual hardware settings), networking, metadata, and Guest Operating System are restored. Virtual Machines may be restored to their original object, which requires the original Virtual Machine exists and be in a Powered Off state. Virtual Machines may also be restored to a New Virtual Machine object if (1) the original virtual machine no longer exists, (2) to test a virtual machine backup/demonstrate recoverability, or (3) create a clone/copy of the virtual machine from a prior state.
If the original virtual machine exists, and you would like to overwrite the original Virtual Machine during the restore, use the following procedure. You may also use this procedure is if the Virtual Machine's file system has become corrupt, or the Virtual Machine Powers On but the Guest Operating System will not boot:
If the Virtual Machine was inadvertently or prematurely deleted from vCloud Director you will need to restore the Virtual Machine to a new object or to a new location:
- Restore Virtual Machine from Backup (Restore to a New Virtual Machine). Note, if the Virtual Machine was deleted but not the vApp, and there are currently no other virtual machines in the original vApp object, delete the vApp Object, and then use the Restore the vApp from Backup (Restore to a New vApp) procedure instead. If other Virtual Machines exist in the vApp, then you will have to restore the deleted virtual machine to a new vApp and then manually move the restored Virtual Machine to its original vApp Container.
Applies to: Cloud Director Virtual Machines except Edge Gateway Virtual Machines.