You can restore one or more instances at a time. When you restore an instance in-place, you overwrite the source instances.
You can restore full GCP instances from a streaming, IntelliSnap, or backup copy.
Before You Begin
Verify that your GCP service account has the appropriate roles and permissions to perform the operation. For more information, see "Create a GCP Service Account" in Configuring Backups for Google Cloud Platform Instances.
If a passkey is configured for restores, you must have the passkey.
Review the considerations listed in Full Restore Considerations for Google Cloud Platform.
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.
Select Full instance.
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 content to restore, and then click Restore.
The Restore options dialog box appears.
Under Type, select In place.
From the Access node list, select the access node or the access node group for the restore, or select Automatic.
Note: The access node group must contain Google Cloud Platform (GCP) proxies because you can perform restore/replication operation using GCP proxies only.
When you restore multiple instances or VMs, select Automatic to distribute the workload (instances or VMs) in the restore job across the access nodes (also called proxies) that are assigned for the destination hypervisor.
First, the instances or VMs are assigned to the access nodes by a zone match. Then, if access nodes are not available in the same zone, the instances or VMs are assigned by a region match. If access nodes are not available in the same region, then the instances or VMs are assigned using the round-robin method.
The Automatic option to distribute the workload is available for full restore and conversion operations, both from streaming backups and IntelliSnap backup copies.
If you select an access node group to restore VMs, the Commvault software distributes the workload (instances or VMs) in the restore job across the access nodes (also called proxies) that are available in the access node group.
To start restored VMs automatically, move the Power on VMs after restore toggle key to the right.
To delete an existing instance and replace it with the restored instance, move the Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists toggle key to the right.
Note: 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.
For more information about sole-tenant nodes, go to the Google Cloud documentation website, and search for "sole-tenant nodes".