Restores for VMware

For VMware virtual machines, you can restore full VMs, guest files and folders, or disk files, and you can restore a disk and attach it to an existing VM.

You can also convert a VMware VM backup to Hyper-V.

You can configure a VMware hypervisor to perform IntelliSnap backups. From the snap copy, you can restore full VMs, restore a disk and attach it to an existing VM, and restore guest files and folders.

Restores You Can Perform

  • Full virtual machines

  • Guest files and folders

  • Disk files

  • Attaching disks to an existing virtual machine

Backups You Can Use for Restores

  • The most recent backup: For example, restore the most recent backup to its original location

  • A backup from a specific date: For example, restore data to a point in time before it became unusable

  • Backups from a date range: For example, restore data that was accidentally deleted

Destinations You Can Restore To

  • The current location (in place)

  • A different VM (out of place)

  • A guest agent

  • A different hypervisor (cross-hypervisor restore)