You can restore virtual machines to the original location or to a different location. By default, a virtual machine is restored to the original hypervisor, using the same proxy as the backup.
Due to a Microsoft limitation, you cannot change the hostname of a restored virtual machine.
Before You Begin
If a passkey is configured for restores, you must have the passkey.
If you want to restore data using a specific MediaAgent and/or copy, review the information in MediaAgent and Copy Precedence Considerations for Virtualization Restores.
From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.
The Virtual machines page appears.
Click the VM groups tab.
The VM group page appears.
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.
Click Full virtual machine
The Restore page appears.
To choose a different MediaAgent or source copy for the restore, do the following:
In the upper-right corner of the page, click Settings.
The Settings dialog box appears.
For MediaAgent, decide whether to have the Commvault software automatically select the MediaAgent or to specify a MediaAgent:
Automatic: By default, the Commvault software selects the MediaAgent for the restore operation based on availability and environment.
To restore data using a specific MediaAgent, from the list, select a MediaAgent.
For Source, decide whether to have the Commvault software automatically select the copy of backup data or to specify the copy:
Automatic: By default, the restore operation searches for the requested data in the primary copy and selects a different copy if the data is not found in the primary copy.
To restore from a specific copy of backup data, from the list, select a backup copy.
Select the data to restore, and then click Restore.
The Restore options dialog box appears.
Provide the requested information:
Destination: To restore to a different cluster, select the virtualization client for the cluster from the list.
Destination client: Select the target host from the list.
All Azure Stack HCI nodes are displayed.
Disk provisioning: Select one of the following options:
Original: (default) Use the same disk provisioning that the source virtual machine used at the time of backup.
Fixed: Allocate disk space for all disks. A fixed virtual disk has reserved storage that is the same size as the virtual disk itself.
Dynamic: Allocate disk space for all disks. Dynamic disk storage is not reserved and is allocated as needed during runtime. This allows for storage over commitment under the assumption that most disks are not fully utilized and storage capacity can be utilized better.
Default restore location: Select one of the following options:
Select a folder
Azure Stack HCI default folder
VM display name: Type a new virtual machine name in the box.
This option does not display if you are restoring multiple VMs. If an existing VM with the same name exists on the destination host and you do not select Overwrite VMs if they already exist, the restore job fails.
Destination folder: Select a new folder from the list.
Network adapter: Select an available network adapter from the list.
By default, the network adapter of the original VM is selected automatically if the same network adapter is available on the Azure Stack HCI server.
If you select Not Connected, the virtual machine is restored without a network connection.
Power ON Virtual Machine after Restore: To automatically start the virtual machine after the restore is complete, select this check box.
Note the following:
The power state of the virtual machine does not affect subsequent backups.
If the virtual machine is powered on during the backup operation, by default, the VM is powered on after the restore completes (unless you clear this check box).
If you perform an out-of-place restore, by default, the VM is powered off after the restore completes (regardless of the value selected for this option).
Overwrite VMs if they already exist: Delete an existing virtual machine that has the same name and replace it with the restored VM.
Register virtual machine with failover cluster: Enable the restored VM to migrate to another node in the cluster.
Reuse existing VM client: Reuse the existing VM client and map its information, such as Client Name, Host Name, and Client id to the source VM.