Restore Hyper-V Machines
Managed Backup supports backup and restore of virtual machines that created and controlled by Hyper-V server.
Restore Hyper-V virtual machines is a two-steps procedure where you download the backup files at first and then add the restored machine to your Hyper-V host.
This chapter covers the following topics:
- System Requirements
- Restoring Hyper-V Virtual Machines
- Adding Virtual Machine to Hyper-V host
- Item-level Restore
- Hyper-V server on Windows Server 2012 or higher
How to Restore
Downloading backup files
Step 1. Open the Restore Wizard and select storage you want to restore the virtual machines from.
Step 2. Name your restore plan if you want to use it periodically to restore the virtual machines.
Step 3. Choose the "Restore Hyper-V Virtual Machine" on the Type of Data step.
Step 4. Choose the "Restore Type" to restore from specified time.
Step 5. Choose the "Restore Source" to restore selected virtual machines from the list.
Step 6. Choose the "Destination" where to restore backup files.
Note: original location is not available for Hyper-V restore.
Step 7. The "Encryption Options" screen allows you to enter a password if one is needed to decrypt the selected files.
Step 8. Specify the Schedule. Here you can set up a custom schedule for restore plan.
Step 9. Set up notifications.
Step 10. Review the plan summary and finish the Restore Wizard.
Starting from Management Console version 5.0, pre- or post- actions for Backup Agents can be restricted by provider. To learn more about the pre-/post action settings, refer to the Global Agent Options and Companies chapters
Adding Virtual Machine to Hyper-V host
Step 1. Open Hyper-V Manager.
Step 2. Right-click on your Hyper-V host being listed in the left panel and select New | Virtual Machine.
Note that Item-level restore is only available for NTFS file systems
MBS Agent for Windows enables you to perform file-level restore for Hyper-V virtual machines.
To Perform Item-level Restore
- In Backup Storage tab, select the required virtual machine, then right-click on it.
- Select File Level Restore.
- In File Level Restore dialog box, select files you want to be restored, then specify the restore location.
Select the folder you want to save your file to and click Select Folder.
Shortly after the restore plan will start. Once finished, the file will be located in the specified destination.