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Restore virtual machine to an alternate location

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You can restore a virtual machine to the original or new VCenter, by default, the original vCenter is selected. You can also restore the virtual machine to a vCenter which has at least one backup proxy with version 3.1 or later.  

To restore virtual machine to an alternate location

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console, and select your organization from the drop-down list in the menu bar.
  2. On the menu bar, click Protect > VMware.
  3. On the Manage VMware Setup window, select the vCenter/Hypervisor that you want to restore.
  4. Under the Configured Virtual Machines tab, select the virtual machine you want to restore.
  5. Click Restore and then select one of the snapshots from the list:
    • Hot snapshots: In the left pane, expand Hot, and click the snapshot that you want to restore. 
    • Warm snapshots: In the left pane, expand Warm, and click the snapshot that you want to restore. 
    • Thawed snapshots:  In the left pane, expand Thawed, and click the snapshot that you want to restore.
  6.  Click Full VM Restore.
  7. Select Alternate Location and enter the details for destination restore location.

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    Field Description
    Destination VMware Setup From the dropdown list, select the VMware setup where you want to restore the virtual machine.
    Backup Proxy Pool Lists the backup proxy pools available in the vCenter server.
    It is recommended that you select a backup proxy pool with backup proxies that are locally connected to the destination hypervisor for restore.
    Destination Hypervisor From the dropdown list, select the ESXi hypervisor where you want to restore this virtual machine.
    Destination Datastore From the dropdown list, select the data store where you want to restore this virtual machine. 
    Compute Resource Select host, cluster, or a resource pool where you want to restore the virtual machine. You cannot select a datacenter or a folder. 

    This option is not available if you are restoring a virtual machine to a standalone ESXi host. 
    Folder Select a folder under the data center hierarchy where you want to restore the virtual machine. 

    This option is not available if you are restoring a virtual machine to a standalone ESXi host.
    Network

    Select a network setting available at the destination hypervisor.

    If a network adapter was not attached to the virtual machine at the time of backup, Phoenix will attach the VMXNET3 or VMXNET2  type adapter and restore the virtual machine with the selected network setting. 

    If a network adapter was attached to the virtual machine at the time of backup, Phoenix will restore the virtual machine with the backed up network adapter and selected network setting. 

    If multiple network adapters were attached to the virtual machine at the time of backup, Phoenix will restore the virtual machine with all the adapters and selected network setting.

    For troubleshooting network issues, see Troubleshooting

    Options to select resource pool, folder, and network are available if at-least one backup proxy having version 4.7.1 or later is available in the backup proxy pool.

  8. Click Next.
  9. Review the restore details, and click Finish.

The selected virtual machine is restored to the alternate location provided. Phoenix backup proxy appends an integer based on the number of restores. For example, for the first restore, _1 is appended to the name. If the virtual machine name is vm_sub, it is restored with the name vm_sub_1.  Subsequently, the name of the restored virtual machine is vm_sub_2 and vm_sub_3 for the second and third restore job respectively. However, if an administrator deletes vm_sub_2, then the name of the virtual machine restored in the next restore job will be vm_sub_2 instead of vm_sub_4.