Restoring Full Instances In Place for Google Cloud Platform

You can restore one or more full GCP instances in place(to the original location), from streaming backups, IntelliSnap backups, or backup copies. When you restore instances in-place, you overwrite the source instances.

Requirements and Considerations


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

    The Overview page appears.

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

    The Select restore type page appears.

  3. Click Full instance.

    The Full instance page appears.

  4. To select a specific access node 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 access node and source as follows:

    • Access node: The software selects an access node 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.

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

    The restore wizard appears.

  6. For Type, select In place.

  7. 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.

  8. Click Next.

    The Virtual Machines page appears.

  9. Select the instances to restore.

  10. Click Next.

    The Restore Options page appears.

  11. 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.


      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.

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

    The Summary page appears.

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