Full VM Recovery

A Full VM Recovery uses a backup of a guest to recover that guest to a Hyper-V host. This will return the guest and its operating system, applications, data and services, to a previous working state. You can recover the guest to its original location, overwriting the existing guest, or to a different location on the host. You can also recover the guest’s VHD (virtual hard drive) to a different Hyper-V host and use that VHD to create a new guest.

To perform a Full VM Recovery, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the System tab
  2. Select Full VM Recovery
  3. When you select Full VM Recovery, the Full VM Recovery screen will open and display all of the guests that have been backed up by this installation of BackupAssist.

  4. Select the guest.
  5. Select the guest that you want to recover from the list of backed up guests. When you make a selection, the screen will reload and display all available backups of that guest.

  6. Select the backup
  7. Select the backup that you want to use for the recovery. The tabs can be used to filter the backups shown. Selecting a backup will open BackupAssist'sIntegrated Restore Console.

  8. Select the guest within the backup.
  9. From the Integrated Restore Console use the What to recover pane to tick the box next to the guest that you want to recover. You can select more than one guest but they will share the restore setting used.

  10. Select how you want the guest to be recovered
  11. Use the How to recover drop down box to select the method required: recover the guest into a Hyper-V host or export the guest files to another location.

  12. Select the Recover button
  13. The recovery process will begin and the Integrated Restore Consolewill display the progress.

  14. Complete the guest recovery
  15. If you selected Recover guest into Hyper-V, use the Hyper-V Manager to start the recovered guest. If you selected Export guest files, create the new guest using those files.

The Hyper-V guest has now been recovered.

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