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Restore virtual disk

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  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console, and from the menu bar select your organization from the drop-down list.
  2. On the menu bar, click Protect > VMware.
  3. On the VMware window, select the vCenter/Hypervisor 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.

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    Field Description
    Destination VMware Setup From the dropdown list, select the VMware setup where you want to restore the virtual disk.
    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 disk.
    Destination Datastore From the dropdown list, select the data store where you want to restore this virtual disk. 
    Compute Resource Select host, cluster, or a resource pool where you want to restore the virtual disk. You cannot select a datacenter or a folder. 

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

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

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

  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.