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Restore virtual disk

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  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click VMware.
  3. On the VMware  window, select the vCenter/Hypervisior that you want to restore.
  4. Under the Configured 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. ​From the Virtual Disk list on the Restore Data window, select the virtual disks that you want to restore, and click Disk Restore.

    Field Description
    Destination VMware Setup From the dropdown list, select the VMware setup where you want to restore the virtual machine.
    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. 
    Available space Provides information about the storage space available on the datastore. Ensure that you have enough storage for the restore job to complete.
    Backup Proxy Pool From the dropdown list, select a backup proxy pool. It is recommended that you select a backup proxy pool with backup proxies that are locally connected to the destination hypervisor for restore.
  7. Click Next.

  8. Review the restore details, and click Finish.​

 Note: After a restore completes, you should expect the following scenarios:

  • If you choose to restore the complete virtual machine, Phoenix creates a new virtual machine with the same configuration as the original virtual machine using the following naming syntax: <Name of the original virtual machine>_<counter>. The counter increments by 1 for subsequent restores of the virtual machine. For example, for the first restore a virtual machine named Test Virtual Machine, Phoenix creates a virtual machine called Test Virtual Machine_1. For the second restore, Phoenix creates a virtual machine called Test Virtual Machine_2.
  • If you choose to restore a virtual disk, Phoenix creates a new virtual machine with minimum configuration (100 MB and 1 CPU) and associates the VMDK files that you selected to it.​ Configuration does not matter if a virtual disk is not bootable.