Physical to Virtual Restore

With MBS Agent for Windows you can easily restore your system from an existing image based backup to Hyper-V or VMware virtual machines.

How to Restore

Step 1. Run Bare Metal Edition of the Online Backup client.

Step 2. Click on the Restore button.

Step 3. Select a cloud storage to restore your system image file from.

Step 4. Choose whether you want to run this restore plan just once or to save the plan so you can use it further.

Step 5. Select Restore Image-Based Backup option.

Step 6. Select Restore as virtual disk option and choose the desired virtual file format from the drop-down list.

Step 7. Select the partitions you want to restore.

Step 8. Specify a local folder to restore the selected partitions to and specify a name for the virtual disk file.

Step 9. On the Decryption screen, enter the password you've specified in the Backup Wizard (Step 7).

Step 10. Specify notification options.

Step 11. See the Summary screen and finish the Restore Wizard. To run a restore plan immediately on the end of the backup plan setup, check "Run backup now" box.

The next step to do is to create a virtual machine using Hyper-V Manager or VMware Workstation tools. When creating the new virtual machine, just add a hard drive you have made with Managed Backup tool to this machine. If you are going to restore your image based backup to Hyper-V virtual machine, then during the creation of this machine in the Virtual Machine Wizard you should specify Generation-2 option. However, please be advised that it is required only if you made your image based backup in the machine that is running on SCSI controller and use EFI for the system boot. On the machines, that boot through BIOS and run on IDE or SATA controllers, it is better to specify Generation 1 option with IDE controller.

If you are restoring your image based backup on VirtualBox and VMware then it's better the same controller as you had in the source machine.