Recovering VMs From Snapshots
To recover a VM from a scheduled snapshot
To recover a VM from a scheduled snapshot, you simply revert the VM to the specified snapshot.
- Select the VM and click on the Snapshots tab.
- To show scheduled snapshots (by default, they are not shown on this tab): click View and then Scheduled Snapshots.
- Select the scheduled snapshot you want to revert the VM to and then click Revert To.
- To take a new snapshot of the current state of VM before reverting it back to the scheduled snapshot, select the check box.
- Click Yes to revert the VM back to the selected snapshot.
To recover a VM from an archived snapshot
To recover a VM from an archived scheduled snapshot, follow these steps:
- Mount the CIFS or NFS archive share target locally.
- Import the archive XVA file from the target using the Import wizard, as described in Import VMs from XVA. This will create a new custom VM template.
- Create a new VM based on the new template using the New VM wizard, as described in Creating a new VM.See Archive naming conventions for information on how archive folders and archived snapshots are named.
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