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Hyper-V virtual disk restore

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Druva Phoenix lets you restore virtual disks that you can then attach to a virtual machine. You can use the restored virtual disk to replace the original virtual machine's disk or attach it to a different virtual machine. 

Perform a virtual disk restore

  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. The Restore VM wizard appears. 
  7. From the Snapshots panel, expand Hot or Warm. Hot snapshots are available if Phoenix CloudCache is configured in your infrastructure. For details on cold snapshot restore, see About long term retention.
  8. Select a snapshot from the left-side panel. In the right side panel, you can see the options to select the virtual disk file and configuration XML files. 
  9. Select the files from the Virtual Disk List panel and click Disk Restore.
  10. In the next step, provide the following details:
    Field Description
    Destination Hyper-V Host Provide the IP address or Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the destination Hyper-V host. 
    Restore Location Specify the location where the virtual disks and configuration files are downloaded. You can choose:
    • A local folder
      You can browse and select the destination folder
    • SMB share 
      Type the shared folder path
    After you enter all the details, click Next
  11. In the last step, review all the details you provided and click Finish.

After you restore a disk, the Phoenix agent creates a folder with the format Phoenix-${restore_job_id} and downloads the disk and configuration file in the folder. If the virtual machine checkpoints produce differential or delta disks, Druva Phoenix merges those delta disks with the disk that the agent downloads after the restore. 

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