Restoring the InterSystems Caché Database

Use this procedure to restore the InterSystems Caché database.

Before You Begin

  • Shut down the InterSystems Caché database.


  1. From the CommCell Console, navigate to Client Computers > virtualization_client > Virtual Server > VMware.
  2. Right-click the backup set that contains the data to restore and select All Tasks > Browse and Restore.

    The Browse and Restore Options dialog box is displayed.

  3. Select Virtual Machine files and click View Content.
  4. Select a virtual machine in the Content tab.

    The configuration and VMDK files of the virtual machine are displayed in the right pane.

  5. Select the required VMDK files.
  6. Click Recover All Selected.
  7. On the Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box:



    Select a proxy

    Select a new proxy to change the target machine for the restore. By default, VMDK files are restored to the same proxy that was used to back up the virtual machine.

    When you are attaching disks to an existing virtual machine, the restore operation will be faster if you use the proxy on the same host where the target virtual machine exists.

    To select a proxy:

    1. Select a proxy from the Destination Client list.
    2. Click Browse under Specify Staging Path and select the folder where files should be restored.

    Select a datastore

    You can select the target datastore for any restored disk.

    Convert virtual machine disk

    If you select a disk to restore that is not in VMDK format, the conversion option is not presented.

    1. Under Virtual Disk Conversion, select the Convert Disk to option and choose one of the following values:
      • VHDX - Dynamic virtual hard disk format.
      • VHD - Legacy virtual hard disk format.

        After conversion, you can attach the converted disk to an existing Hyper-V virtual machine, or create a Hyper-V virtual machine from the disk using Hyper-V Manager. When creating a virtual machine with a converted disk, see Updating a Converted Virtual Machine.

  8. Click OK.

The VMDK file are restored to the destination client in the folder specified for the staging path.

What to Do Next

  • Bring up the InterSystems Caché database.

Last modified: 8/31/2018 8:19:13 PM