4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2013 1:45 AM by chao RSS

snapcreator restore a single VM procedure

chao NetApp Employee Cyclist
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Hi Gurus


I am sorry if I miss any previous discussing. I read the SC 3.6 IAG but does not make myself clear


Does snapcreator support to directly restore a single VM if NFS datastore?  the IAG said:

Virtual machine restores on an NFS datastore use Single File SnapRestore (SFSR) on the storage

system, which avoids host copies.


I think SC should support single VM restore but when I try to use action->restore, it just ask me provide snapshot policy and snapshot name. it did not ask me which VM i want to restore. Is there anything I missed?


Thanks and Best Regards!


  • Re: snapcreator restore a single VM procedure
    ktenzer NetApp Employee NASCAR racer
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    Yes you need to however update config and change from datastore to VM. The best way to do this is to change the VIBE_VSPHERE_NAMES parameter for operation and specify VMs. Optionally you could create a second config and use GUI wizard to update config and select VM.


    If you change the existing config and remove datastore and change to VM then backup will only backup VM not datastore so you want to either 1) pass in argument to restore operation or 2) create an _restore config.





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