Restoring Full VMs for Oracle VMs

You can restore one or more virtual machines at a time. A virtual machines can be restored in place (overwriting the source virtual machine) or out of place (with a different VM name, or to a different server).


You cannot restore a virtual machine to a version that is lower than the version of the VM that was backed up.

Before You Begin

If a passkey is configured for restores, you must have the passkey.


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

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the Hypervisors tab, 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, click Settings, and then from the Source list, select the copy.

    If you leave select Automatic selected, 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 virtual machine to restore one or more full virtual machines.

    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:

    • Destination: To restore to a different Oracle VM Manager deployment, select the hypervisor from the list.

    • Access node: To use a different proxy for the restore, select it from the list.

    If you are restoring multiple VMs, you can select the All VMs tab to specify options for all of the VMs in the job, or a specific VM to specify options for that VM.

    • VM display name: (when restoring a single VM) Type a new virtual machine name to be used for the restored VM.


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

    • Enable edit destination VM name: (when restoring multiple VMs) Select this option and enter a prefix or suffix to be added to the source VM name to create each destination VM name.

    • Destination server: Click Browse to select the destination server to host the restored VM.

    • Repository: Select a repository for virtual machine disks from the list.

    • Power on VMs after restore: Select this option to start restored VMs automatically.

    • Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists: To delete an existing virtual machine and replace it with the restored VM, select this option.

    Additional options:

    • Disk Provisioning: Select one of the following options:

      • Original: Use the same disk provisioning method as the source VM.

      • Sparse: Use sparse provisioning to write data to disk as needed.

      • Non-sparse: Use non sparse provisioning to write the entire disk when it is provisioned.

  9. Click Submit to run the restore job.