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Restore vApp from Backup (Restore to Original)

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Background:  This process will outline how to restore a vApp and overwrite the existing vApp in vCloud Director. 

NOTE: Estimated time-to-completion for a vApp restore is about 1 hour per 100GB.


Before you begin this process, ensure that the vApp you're looking to restore from backup has been Stopped. 

From the vCloud Director dashboard navigate to Data Protection

Select the Organization Virtual Datacenter that houses your Virtual Machine

Select "vApps" under the Copies section in the sidebar navigation

Select the vApp you'd like to restore. Click the context menu, and select "Show Backups".

Identify the date of the desired backup. Click the context menu, and select "Restore to Original".

For Restore Type, highlight the vApp option and click "Next".

Confirm the Virtual Machines to be restored to this vApp, and click "Next".

Confirm start order for the objects in the vApp container, and click "Next".

Confirm the networks associated with this vApp, and click "Finish".

Ensure the task has started properly.

Please see the table below for an estimated time of completion for this task.

Virtual Machine Size (GB)

Approximate Restore Time

3201h 36m
6403h 12m
12806h 24m


Applies to: All virtual machines in your CloudConnect environment.

Additional Notes: Due to a number of variables, the task might hang in the task list at around 10%. If this occurs, please note the time the restore was started, and allow the estimated time of completion (estimated time-to-completion for a VM restore is about 1 hour per 100GB.) to progress before opening a support ticket.