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Barracuda Intronis Backup

Physical Imaging Rapid Recovery - Restoring Images as VHD/VHDX Files

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Applicable Products

These instructions apply to the following products:

  • Barracuda Intronis Backup - MSP

VHD/VHDX File Overview

VHD/VHDX is the virtual hard disk file type used by Microsoft’s Hyper-V hypervisor. This restore type restores a VHD/X for each volume that you select.

The agent produces the following files depending on the operating system on which it is installed:

  • VHD: Windows 7, Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2
  • VHDX: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 2012, Windows 2012 R2

All virtual hard disks are recovered as dynamic disks.

Virtual hard disks take the following naming convention by default: Recovery_{machine_name}_{volume or volume group label}

Example: Recovery_LT-R9RLN75_Boot

You can restore to another system if the OS version is different; however, this only works as long as the change represents an upgrade. For instance, you can back up Windows 7 and restore on Windows 8 but not vise-versa.

You can attach the Hyper-V disks (VHD files) that are restored to an existing VM.

Physical Imaging VHD/VHDX File Restore Tabs

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The following table provides a description of the page features.

PageDescription
SelectSelect at least one available volume to restore.
DestinationChoose where the data is restored.
SummaryA list of your selections is displayed.

Restoring VHD/VHDX Files

To restore VHD/VHDX Files, perform the following steps.

  1. Navigate to the Computer page.
    The Computer page is displayed.
    Imaging_restore_11.png
  2. Click the Restore tab.
    The Restore Selections page is displayed.
    Imaging_restore_12.png
  3. Click the restore Restore Icon.pngicon of the backup type you want to restore.
    The Select page is displayed.
    Imaging_restore_13.png
  4. Click the VHD/X files radio button.
    The Restore VHD/X files page is displayed.
    Imaging_restore_25.png
  5. In the Current Selection pane, select the revision and/or volumes you would like to restore.
    Clicking the arrow arrow.pngat the right of the items displays more revisions/volumes.
    The selection is displayed in the right pane. Click the remove Remove.pngicon to remove any selections.
    Imaging_restore_14.png
  6. After making your selections, click Next.
    The Destination page is displayed.
    Imaging_restore_26.png
  7. At the Path field, type a path, or click the Browse button to select the destination of your restore.
    Imaging_restore_20.png
    Imaging_restore_19.png
  8. After selecting the destination of your restore, click Next.
    The Summary page is displayed.
    Imaging_restore_27.png
  9. Verify your selections, and then click the Restore button.
    The confirmation pop-up is displayed.
    Imaging_restore_28.png
  10. Click Yes.
    The Restore Selections page is displayed with the status.

 


 

 

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