Restoring Full Instances for Alibaba Cloud

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You can restore instances to the original location or to a different location. By default, an instance is restored to the original zone, using the same proxy as the backup.

The proxy that is used for the restore operation must be in the availability zone where the instances are being restored.

Before You Begin

If a passkey is configured for restores, obtain the passkey so that you can enter it when prompted.

Procedure

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

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the Hypervisors tab, click the hypervisor.

    The hypervisor page appears. The VM groups area displays summary information for any existing VM groups.

  3. On the VM groups tab, in the row for the VM group, click the action button , and then click Restore.

    The Select restore type page appears.

  4. To restore from a specific copy of backup data, in the upper-right corner of the page, click Settings, and then from the Source list, select the copy.

    If you leave select Automatic selected, the restore operation searches for the requested data in the primary copy, and automatically selects a different copy if the data is not found in the primary copy.

  5. Select Full instance to restore a full instance.

    The Restore page appears.

  6. Expand the tree on the left and select the objects to be restored on the right. Select an item or click on an entry in the Name column to browse within an item.

    In the top right corner of the page, a "Showing" message indicates what backup data is being displayed. You can click the down arrow beside this message and select any of the following options:

    • Show latest backups: Only display data for the most recent backups.

    • Show backups as of a specific date: Only display data up to the date you specify.

    • Show backups for a date range: Only display data within the data range you specify.

  7. Click Restore.

    The Restore options dialog box appears.

  8. Provide the requested information:

    • Type: Select one of the following options:

      • In place: Restore to the original location.

        To avoid overwriting the original source instance, edit the instance display name for an in-place restore.

      • Out of place: Restore to a different location.

    • Destination: Select the destination hypervisor for the restored instance.

    • Access node: (Optional) Select a proxy that can be used to stage the data for the restore operation.

      By default, the preferred VSA proxy for the hypervisor is used for the restore operation.

      The proxy that is used for the restore operation must be in the same availability zone as the instances that are being restored.

    • If you are restoring multiple instances, click the All Instances tab on the bottom left to specify configuration values for all instances you are restoring, or the name of each instance to specify values individually. Specify the following values:

      • Instance name: To change the name of an individual instance, select the instance and then enter the new display name in the box.

        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.

      • Enable edit destination instance name: (Optional) When restoring multiple instances, to change the names of destination instances, select this option, select Prefix or Suffix, and then enter a string to append to the original display name to create new destination instance names.

    • For an out-of-place restore, provide the following information:

      • Availability zone: Select the destination zone for restored instances.

      • Instance type: Select an instance type that provides the available CPU cores and memory for the instance.

      • Network: Select a vSwitch for the restored instances.

      • Security groups: Select one or more security groups for the specified network.

    • Power on instance after restore: (Optional) Start the instance automatically when the restore completes.

    • Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists: (Optional) Delete an existing instance that has the same name and replace it with the restored instance.

  9. Click Submit to run the restore job.