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Restores for Citrix Xen

You can restore virtual machines (VMs) or guest files or folders to the source VM or to a new destination. Restores are supported for both Windows and Linux virtual machines.

If you restore a VM to a different Xen pool, you must provide user credentials for the root user or a user account with the Pool Administrator (Pool Admin) role.

Note: With XenServer 6.x, a VSA proxy for Xen can have a maximum of 16 disks attached, including any disks that belong to the proxy as well as VM disks that are included with a backup or restore operation. If the disk limit is exceeded during a backup operation, the operation fails.

Restore Types

When you set up a restore operation for Xen data, you can select one of the following restore types:

  • Full Virtual Machine

    This restore type is selected by default. Use this restore type in the following scenarios:

    • When the original virtual machine is unusable
    • To restore an entire virtual machine to a specific point in time
    • To restore a virtual machine to a different XenServer
  • Guest Files or Folders

    Use this restore type to restore files or folders from a virtual machine. Use this restore type in the following scenarios:

    • You cannot open the original file or folder.
    • To restore a file or a folder from a specific point in time.

    Files and folders can be restored to the source VM, to a physical client, or to a VM with an appropriate agent installed.

    The following file systems are supported:

    • NTFS
    • ext2
    • ext3

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Last modified: 8/29/2018 8:39:52 PM