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Snapshots that you can restore

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For a Hyper-V server, you can restore the following virtual machine snapshots:

When you trigger a restore, Druva Phoenix lets you choose the type of snapshot you want to use to restore your data. You can also delete snapshots when you select snapshots for restore.  The types of snapshots you can use to restore virtual machines are described in the following sections. 

Note: You cannot delete the most-recent snapshot of a virtual machine.

Warm snapshot restore

A Warm snapshot restore is restoring of a point-in-time image of the backed up virtual machine that are stored in the warm storage of the Druva Cloud. Such a restore operation continues until the server data is restored to the specified location. 

How to restore warm snapshots

  1. Log in to Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click the drop-down next to All Organizations and select the Organization.
  3. On the menu bar, click Protect > Hyper-V.
  4. In the left navigation pane, click Configured VMs.
  5. In the right pane, select the backup set that you want to restore and then click Restore.
  6. In the Snapshot Viewer, click the Warm tab, select the snapshot, and then click Restore.

Cold snapshot restore

The availability of this feature is limited based on the license type, region, and other criteria. To access this feature, contact your Druva Account Manager or Druva Support. This content is subject to change based on the continuous improvements to this feature.

Cold snapshots are point-in-time copies of backup data older than 15, 30, 45, or 60 days. These snapshots are stored in the Amazon Glacier Deep Archive. To restore data from cold snapshots, data needs to be first retrieved from Amazon Glacier Deep Archive before a restore can be triggered. At the time of restoration, data from the cold tier is retrieved, moved temporarily to the warm tier, and then restored. Once you click Restore and initiate the restoration process, the data retrieval from the cold tier and its restore from the warm tier happen automatically. Warmed up data is deleted from the warm tier after 10 days.

How to restore cold snapshots

  1. Log in to Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click the drop-down next to All Organizations and select the Organization.
  3. On the menu bar, click Protect > Hyper-V.
  4. In the left navigation pane, click Configured VMs.
  5. In the right pane, select the backup set that you want to restore and then click Restore.
  6. In the Snapshot Viewer, click the Cold tab, select the snapshot, and then click Restore

Hot snapshot restore

A hot snapshot restore is an on-demand restore of the server data that resides on Phoenix CloudCache. Hot snapshots are point-in-time images of backed up virtual machines stored on Phoenix CloudCache. Such a restore operation continues until your server data is restored to the specified location.

How to restore hot snapshots

  1. Log in to Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click the drop-down next to All Organizations and select the Organization.
  3. On the menu bar, click Protect > Hyper-V.
  4. In the left navigation pane, click Configured VMs.
  5. In the right pane, select the backup set that you want to restore and then click Restore.
  6. In the Snapshot Viewer, click the Hot tab, select the snapshot, and then click Restore
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