arcserve-KB : Steps in Recovering A Virtual Machine.

Last Update: 2016-11-23 17:24:03 UTC


You can recover an entire virtual machine from a CA ARCserve Central Host-Based VM Backup session.

This backup method is similar to performing BMR. It lets you recover the Windows guest operating system, applications, and data.


To recover an entire virtual machine:

  1. From the Navigation bar, click Restore.
  2. From the Node Explorer list, click the virtual machine you want to recover.
  3. Click Recover VM.

    Figure 1
  4. The Backup Location and Virtual Machine fields are already populated based on the VM you selected from the Node Explorer list. If desired, change these values.

    Specify the source where your virtual machine backup sessions are stored. Enter user credentials if prompted.

    The drop-down menu lists all the virtual machines at the location in the Backup Location field.

    Figure 2
  5. From the calendar, click the date for the virtual machine image you want to recover. From the Time Range list, click the backup image to recover. The content that corresponds with your selection is displayed for your reference. You cannot select individual volumes, folders, or files. The entire virtual machine is restored.
  6. Click Next. On the Restore Options dialog, specify a destination.
  7. Specify the conflict resolution and post recovery options. By default, these options are not selected.
  8. Click Next. Enter vCenter/ESX Server credentials for the backup source, if prompted and click OK.
  9. On the Restore Summary dialog, verify that all options are correct. If not, click Previous to go back. If yes, click Finish to launch the recovery process.

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