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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


The following table provides a description of the page features.

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.
  2. Click the Restore tab.
    The Restore Selections page is displayed.
  3. Click the restore Restore Icon.pngicon of the backup type you want to restore.
    The Select page is displayed.
  4. Click the VHD/X files radio button.
    The Restore VHD/X files page is displayed.
  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.
  6. After making your selections, click Next.
    The Destination page is displayed.
  7. At the Path field, type a path, or click the Browse button to select the destination of your restore.
  8. After selecting the destination of your restore, click Next.
    The Summary page is displayed.
  9. Verify your selections, and then click the Restore button.
    The confirmation pop-up is displayed.
  10. Click Yes.
    The Restore Selections page is displayed with the status.




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