Restoring Full Instances for Alibaba Cloud

You can restore instances to the original location or to a different location. By default, an instance is restored to the original zone, using the same proxy as the backup.

The proxy that is used for the restore operation must be in the availability zone where the instances are being restored.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Solutions > Virtualization.

    The Hypervisors tab appears.

  2. Click the hypervisor.

    The hypervisor page appears. The VM groups area displays summary information for any existing VM groups.

  3. On the VM groups tab, in the row for the VM group, click the action button action_button , and then click Restore.

    The Select restore type page appears.

  4. To restore from a specific copy of backup data, in the upper-right corner of the page, from the Select source list, select the copy.

    If you select Automatic (default), the restore operation searches for the requested data in the primary copy, and automatically selects a different copy if the data is not found in the primary copy.

  5. Select Full instance to restore a full instance.

    The Restore page appears.

  6. Expand the tree on the left and select the objects to be restored on the right. Select an item or click on an entry in the Name column to browse within an item.

    In the top right corner of the page, a "Showing" message indicates what backup data is being displayed. You can click the down arrow beside this message and select any of the following options:

    • Show latest backups: Only display data for the most recent backups.

    • Show backups as of a specific date: Only display data up to the date you specify.

    • Show backups for a date range: Only display data within the data range you specify.

  7. Click Restore.

    The Restore options dialog box appears.

  8. Provide the requested information:

    1. From the Destination client list, select the hypervisor where the instance should be restored.

    2. Optional: From the Proxy client list, select a proxy that can be used to stage the data for the restore operation.

      By default, the preferred VSA proxy for the hypervisor is used for the restore operation.

      The proxy that is used for the restore operation must be in the availability zone where the instances are being restored.

    3. Optional: Select Power on instance after restore (the default) to start the instance automatically.

    4. Optional: To delete an existing instance and replace it with the restored instance, select Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists.

    5. To restore out of place, clear the Restore in place check box.

    6. If you are restoring multiple instances, click the All Instances tab on the bottom left to specify configuration values for all instances you are restoring, or the name of each instance to specify values individually. Specify the following values:

      • Optional: To change the names of destination instances, select Enable edit destination instance name.

      • Optional: When restoring multiple instances, select Prefix or Suffix and enter a string to be appended to the original display name to create new destination instance names.

      • Optional: To change the name of an individual instance, select the instance and then enter the new display name in the Change instance display name to box.

        If an existing instance with the same name exists on the destination host and you do not select Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists, the restore job fails.

    7. For an out-of-place restore operation, provide the following information:

      • For the Availability zone, click Browse to select the zone where instances should be restored.

      • From the Instance type list, select an instance type that provides the available CPU cores and memory for the instance. If you choose Auto (the default option), the instance type is selected based on the corresponding settings for the source VM.

        For the Network setting, click Browse to select a vSwitch for the restored instances.

      • From the Security groups list, select one or more security groups for the specified network.

  9. Click Submit to run the restore job.