Restore Options for All Selected Items (General) - Virtual Machine Disk Restore

Use this dialog box to control how disks in a virtual machine are restored. The following options are available when you restore one or more disks:

Destination client

Displays the name of the proxy computer where the VMDK files will be restored. By default, the proxy computer that was used to back up the virtual machine is used to restore the VMDK files.

If you want to use a different proxy for restore, select the name of the proxy from the list.

Specify Staging Path

Click Browse to specify the location on the destination client. The selected VMDK files will be restored to the specified location. After the restore operation completes, you can mount the VMDK files as volumes in a virtual machine.

Virtual Disk Conversion (not available if disks are not in VMDK format)

To convert a VMDK file to Microsoft Hyper-V format, 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.

Impersonate User

Select this check box to specify the user account which you want to use for the restore operation. By default, the Local System account on the destination client is used to perform the restore operation.

User Name

Enter the user name for the user account which you want to use for the restore operation. The user should have permissions to create files in the specified location on the destination client.


Enter the password for the user account which you want to use for the restore operation.

Confirm Password

Re-enter the password.


Click this button to configure advanced restore options.

Save As Script

Click to open the Save As Script dialog, which allows you to save this operation and the selected options as a script file (in XML format). The script can later be executed from the Command Line Interface using qoperation execute command.

When you save an operation as a script, each option in the dialog will have a corresponding XML parameter in the script file. When executing the script, you can modify the value for any of these XML parameters.

For more information on restores performed from the command line, see Command Line Interface for the Virtual Server Agent.

Last modified: 1/8/2018 10:53:42 PM