Following up on our Altaro VM Backup series, in this blog I’m going to cover one of the most important aspects of every backup – restoring a VM!
In previous post we’ve seen how to install and configure Altaro VM Backup:
To verify that our backup was running according to the schedule we’ve configured in part 1, open up the Altaro VM Backup console and look in the Dashboard:
We can see that the last backup was successful, now lets restore that VM. In this post I’m going to perform a full VM restoration. Later on I will show you how to perform a more granular restoration.
Select Restore in the Altaro VM Backup console, and follow the guide:
A quick overview of my selection – I choose to restore to the latest backup taken. Since I’m restoring to a VM which is already running (Lab environment) I chose to restore the VM with the network card disconnected.
You can monitor the status in the Altaro VM Backup Dashboard:
Once the restoration job completes, I can see a new VM in the Hyper-V Manager Console:
You can see that its status is “Saved”, this is because When I performed the backup it was the source VM status.
You can also make sure that all of the VM settings restored to its original state:
Now its time to boot up the VM, or in my case restore it from saved state:
In this post we have performed a quick and simple restoration procedure to one of our backed up VM’s. I suggest you perform those restorations each quarter or so to make sure that backup is working well!
See in the next post where I will show you how to perform granular restore jobs!