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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, 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 Phoenix Cloud. Such a restore operation continues until the server data is restored to the specified location.

To locate Warm snapshots, expand Warm in the Restore Data window. 

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 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.

To locate cold snapshots, expand Cold in the Restore Data window. 

How to restore cold snapshots

  1. Log on to Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click All Organizations, and select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  3. On the menu bar, click Protect > Hyper-V.
  4. Click the Configured Virtual Machines tab.
  5. In the Name column, click the virtual machine name that you want to restore.
  6. Click Restore.
  7. In the left pane, expand Cold, and click the snapshot that you want to restore.
  8. Under Home, 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.

 To locate Hot snapshots, expand Hot in the Restore Data window. 

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