Restoring Full Instances for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

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


Oracle Cloud Infrastructure allows the creation of sub-compartments up to six levels deep. Beginning in Feature Release 11.26, you can back up and restore instances that are under those sub-compartments (as well as under the root compartment) for OCI regions.

Before You Begin


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

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. Click the VM groups tab.

  3. The VM group page appears.

  4. In the VM groups area, click Restore for the VM group that contains the virtual machine.

    The Select restore type page appears.

  5. Select Full virtual machine.

    The Restore page appears.

  6. To choose a different MediaAgent or source copy for the restore, do the following:

    1. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Settings.

      The Settings dialog box appears.

    2. For MediaAgent, decide whether to have the Commvault software automatically select the MediaAgent or to specify a MediaAgent:

      • Automatic: By default, the Commvault software selects the MediaAgent for the restore operation based on availability and environment.

      • To restore data using a specific MediaAgent, from the list, select a MediaAgent.

    3. For Source, decide whether to have the Commvault software automatically select the copy of backup data or to specify the copy:

      • Automatic: By default, the restore operation searches for the requested data in the primary copy and selects a different copy if the data is not found in the primary copy.

      • To restore from a specific copy of backup data, from the list, select a backup copy.

    4. Click Save.

  7. Select the data to restore, and then click Restore.

    The Restore options dialog box appears.

  8. Click Restore.

    The Restore options dialog box appears.

  9. Provide the requested information:

    • Type: Select one of the following options:

      • In place: Restore to the original location.

        To avoid overwriting the original source instance, edit the instance display name for an in-place restore.

      • Out of place: Restore to a different location.

    • Destination: To restore to a different region, select the hypervisor for the region from the list.

    • Access node: (Optional) By default, the preferred VSA proxy for the hypervisor is used for the restore. You can select a different Oracle Cloud Infrastructure proxy from the list.

    • 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:

      • Instance name: When restoring a single instance, enter a new display name for the instance.

      • Enable edit destination instance name: When restoring multiple instances, to change the names of destination instances, select this option, select Prefix or Suffix, and then enter a string to append to the original display names to create new destination instance names.

      • Compartment: Select the compartment for the destination region.

      • Shapes Select an instance shape that is at or above the level of the source instances.

      • Availability domain: Select the availability domain on the destination region.

      • Virtual cloud network: Select a network for the destination instances.

      • Subnet: Select a network subnet for the destination instances.

      • Staging bucket (Optional): Select a staging bucket for the restore operation.

      • Create public IP: Make the instance accessible from the Internet.

    • Power on instance after restore (Optional): Start the instance automatically.

    • Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists: (Optional) Delete an existing instance that has the same name and replace it with the restored instance.

    • Reuse existing VM client: Reuse the existing VM client and map its information, such as Client Name, Host Name, and Client id to the source VM.

  10. Click Submit to run the restore job.