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Barracuda Backup

How do I restore a VMWare Virtual Machine from the Barracuda Backup Server?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: 5 years ago

Solution #00005905

Scope: 
This solution applies to the Barracuda Backup Service, firmware version 4.2+

Answer: 

The Barracuda Backup Service utilizes the vSphere Data Recovery API to backup and restore the VMware Host configuration as well as VMware guests. VMware host backup provides a comprehensive disaster recovery option for virtual machines and provides the ability to recover virtual machines to any VMware host accessible by the Barracuda Backup Server.


Restore to Original Location:

Use the following steps to initiate a virtual machine restoration to its original source:

1.     Log into the Barracuda Backup Service as an account administrator, and go to the RESTORE > Restore Browser page.

2.     Expand the VMware data source on the left, and click on the virtual machine you wish to restore; all available revisions display.

3.     Click Restore to the right of the revision you wish to restore.

4.     In the Restore dialog box, select the following options:

·       Restore to – select Original Location

·       Overwrite – Turn on to overwrite existing data for this virtual machine at the source

5.     Click Start Restoring.



Restore to a Different Host Protected by the Barracuda Backup Service:

Use the following steps to initiate a virtual machine restoration to a location other than the original source:

1.     Log into the Barracuda Backup Service as an account administrator, and go to the RESTORE > Restore Browser page.

2.     Expand the VMware data source on the left, and click on the virtual machine you wish to restore; all available revisions display.

3.     Click Restore to the right of the revision you wish to restore.

4.     In the Restore dialog box, in the Restore to section, select the second radio button, and select the host from the drop-down menu.

5.     If you are restoring to a vCenter, complete the following steps:

a.     From the Datacenter drop-down menu, select the data center to which you wish to restore the virtual machine.

b.     From the Host drop-down menu, select the host name to which to restore.

c.     From the Datastore drop-down menu, select the datastore to which to restore.

6.     If you wish to overwrite any existing data on the selected virtual machine at the source, turn on Overwrite.

7.     Click Start Restoring.



Restore to an Alternate VMware Host not available through the Barracuda Backup Server:

Use the following steps to initiate a virtual machine restoration to a location other than the original source:

1.     Log into the Barracuda Backup Service as an account administrator, and go to the RESTORE > Restore Browser page.

2.     Expand the VMware data source on the left, and click on the virtual machine you wish to restore; all available revisions display.

3.     Click Restore to the right of the revision you wish to restore.

4.     In the Restore dialog box, in the Restore to section, select the third radio button, and enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or IP address of the VMware host to which you wish to restore the virtual machine.

5.     Enter the VMware host username and password in the Authentication fields, and click Load Datacenters to view a list of datacenters and datastores.

6.     If you are restoring to a vCenter, complete the following steps:

a.     From the Datacenter drop-down menu, select the data center to which you wish to restore the virtual machine.

b.     From the Host drop-down menu, select the host name to which to restore.

c.     From the Datastore drop-down menu, select the datastore to which to restore.

7.     If you wish to overwrite any existing data on the selected virtual machine at the source, turn on Overwrite.

8.     Click Start Restoring.


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http://www.barracuda.com/kb?id=50160000000IiPO