Restoring Full Huawei FusionCompute VMs

You can restore full Huawei FusionCompute VMs in place (to the original location) or out of place (to a different location).

Requirements

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

Start the Restore Wizard

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

    The Overview page appears.

  2. On the VM groups tab, for the VM that you want to restore, click the action button action_button, and then select Restore.

    The Select restore type page appears.

  3. Click Full virtual machine.

    The Full virtual machine page appears.

  4. To select a specific MediaAgent and/or source for the restore, in the upper-right area of the page, click the Settings button gear button.

    By default, the Commvault software automatically selects the MediaAgent and source as follows:

    • MediaAgent: The software selects a MediaAgent based on availability and environment.

    • Source: The software searches for the requested data in the primary copy. If the data is not found in the primary copy, the software selects a different copy.

    For more information, see MediaAgent and Copy Precedence Considerations for Virtualization Restores.

  5. Select the VMs to restore, and then click Restore.

    The restore wizard appears.

Perform an In Place Restore

  1. For Type, select In place.

  2. For Access node, select Automatic, an access node, or an access node group.

    If you are restoring multiple VMs, select Automatic to distribute the workload across the access nodes that are assigned for the destination hypervisor. First, the VMs are assigned to the access nodes that are in the same region. If no access nodes are available in the same region, the VMs are assigned to access nodes using the round-robin method. The Automatic option is available for full restore and conversion operations from both streaming backups and IntelliSnap backup copies.

    If you select an access node group to restore VMs, the Commvault software distributes the workload across the access nodes that are available in the access node group.

  3. Click Next.

    The Virtual Machines page appears.

  4. Click Next.

    The Restore Options page appears.

  5. Specify the following settings:

    • Power on VMs after restore: Automatically restart VMs after they are restored.

      The power state of the VM does not affect subsequent backups. If the VM is powered on during backups, by default, the VM is powered on again after the restore completes (unless you clear this check box).

    • Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists: Delete an existing VM and replace it with the restored VM.

    • Notify user on job completion: Receive an email notification that the restore is complete.

    • Under Additional options, for Disk provisioning, select Original to use the provisioning method that was used at the time of backup or select a different provisioning method.

      When you restore VMs to a FusionStorage datastore, only thin provisioning is supported.

      To use SAN transport, you must select Common.

  6. Click Next.

    The Summary page appears.

  7. Review the summary, and then click Submit to start the restore.

Perform an Out of Place Restore

  1. For Type, select Out of place.

  2. For Restore as, select the platform to restore the VMs to.

    To restore to a different platform, see Cross-Hypervisor Restores.

  3. For Destination, select the client to restore the VMs to.

  4. For Access node, select Automatic, an access node, or an access node group.

    If you are restoring multiple VMs, select Automatic to distribute the workload across the access nodes that are assigned for the destination hypervisor. First, the VMs are assigned to the access nodes that are in the same region. If no access nodes are available in the same region, the VMs are assigned to access nodes using the round-robin method. The Automatic option is available for full restore and conversion operations from both streaming backups and IntelliSnap backup copies.

    If you select an access node group to restore VMs, the Commvault software distributes the workload across the access nodes that are available in the access node group.

  5. Click Next.

    The Virtual Machines page appears.

  6. To modify the restore settings for one or more VMs, select the VMs, click Edit, and then specify the following:

    • For the names of the restored VM or VMs, specify the following:

      • For a single instance, in VM display name, enter a name for the restored instance.

      • For multiple instances, you can add a prefix and/or a suffix to the names of the source instances. For example, you can add a suffix of "-restored".

    • For Destination host, enter the host to restore the VMs to.

    • For Datastore, select one of the following options or select a specific datastore:

      • Leave value unchanged: Use the same datastore as the source VMs.

      • Do Not Attach: Do not include a datastore value for the restored VMs.

  7. Click Next.

    The Restore Options page appears.

  8. Specify the following settings:

    • Power on VMs after restore: Automatically restart VMs after they are restored.

      The power state of the VM does not affect subsequent backups. If the VM is powered on during backups, by default, the VM is powered on again after the restore completes (unless you clear this check box).

    • Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists: Delete an existing VM and replace it with the restored VM.

    • Notify user on job completion: Receive an email notification that the restore is complete.

    • Under Additional options, for Disk provisioning, select Original to use the provisioning method that was used at the time of backup or select a different provisioning method.

      When you restore VMs to a FusionStorage datastore, only thin provisioning is supported.

      To use SAN transport, you must select Common.

  9. Click Next.

    The Summary page appears.

  10. Review the summary, and then click Submit to start the restore.

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