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How to recover Full VM when we take agent based backup

Hi All,

 

We are using the method of agent install and take file system backup on all VM servers. How can I recover complete VM when the VM crashed. Please let  me know seaquence of steps to recover the VM.

 

Thanks,

Frank

 

 

 

 

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Re: How to recover Full VM when we take agent based backup

Hello Anto, to restore a complete VM you should use the VMWARE type policy ; You will use the agent installed on your esx / vcenter to backup vm disks, so you can restore VM completely from scratch.

You can find more details here https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.DOC6461

 

Alternatively you can use Bare metal restore :

https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.DOC6472

 

But I suggest you to use vmware policy which is designed ad-hoc for vm's.

 

Regards

Carlo

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If you backup a VM with an

If you backup a VM with an agent using BMR you can convert it to VM. Please take a look at:

 

https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000072549

 

But the fastest, easiest and more like to be successful is to do a VMWARE backup :-)

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Re: How to recover Full VM when we take agent based backup

If you dont have BMR and you need to do a full recovery on a windows system from a MS-Windows type backup, you are in for a wild ride. 

Follow this technote to the letter and pray Smiley Happy.

https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.TECH56473

 

If it was a Linux VM its usually easier:  

https://www.veritas.com/community/articles/full-system-recovery-unixlinux-client-without-bmr

 

Both articles are aimed at physical servers, but since you are essentially treating the server as physical when you do agent based backups, you will need to do the same for restores.