We previously went over how to configure Data Protection for your data through Prism. In this walk through, I will show you the steps to restore or clone one of your virtual machines.
There are multiple reasons you would restore a VM from a snapshot. The number one reason you would restore a VM from a snapshot would be if something catastrophic happened to the virtual machine. To restore a virtual machines, follow these steps.
- Select “Data Protection” in the menu
- Select the Table tab and select the Protection Domain that has the VM that you want to restore.
- Click on Local Snapshots and select the snapshot you would like to restore the VM from
- Click “Restore” to overwrite to existing VM –
As mentioned, we also have the option to clone a virtual machine. A few reasons we would do this would be:
- You need to restore a file from a snapshot state
- You want to clone a machine at the remote site to check system state.
When you no longer need the clone, you can power off the virtual machine and delete the clone.