How to recover a virtual machine
This article applies to:
- Acronis vmProtect 7
With Acronis vmProtect 7 you can recover one or several virtual machines simultaneously.
(!) If several machines are selected for recovery in the same task, they can only be restored to the same datastore.
- To launch the Restore wizard, press Restore on the Actions or Recovery Points menu:
- The tree on the left shows all virtual machines available in the selected location. Move the virtual machines that you want to restore to the Selected virtual machines using the > button:
- By default, the latest recovery point is selected for the virtual machines in the list. To change the recovery point, click on it, and select the necessary recovery point in the popup window:
- Having specified the necessary virtual machines and recovery points to restore, press Next;
- In Step 2 you need to specify the location where to restore the virtual machine. In Select location drop-down list choose if you want to restore the selected virtual machine(s) to their original location or to a different ESX host or datastore.
(!) The list shows only those ESX hosts which are managed by Acronis vmProtect Agent. If the ESX host you need is not in this list, then make sure it is added in the Configure->ESX hosts view. See Acronis vmProtect 7: Adding ESX Host.
- Once the ESX host is defined, the list of available resource pools and datastores is build up automatically. Define the exact location for the restored virtual machine(s).
(!) When restoring multiple virtual machines all of them will be placed to the destination defined at this step of the restore wizard, each to unique new VM on the selected datastore.
- If you are restoring to a new location, define the format of the restored virtual drives: As in original VM (recommended), Thin provisioning or Thick provisioning with the respective drop-down list.
- In Step 3, you can specify a task name and set recovery options;
- Press Run Now to start the recovery or Save to save the task. You can find the saved task in Tasks view;