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Physical Imaging Standard Restoring to Hyper-V Virtual Machine


This chapter includes the following topics:

·         Overview

·         Hyper-V Virtual Machine Restore Tabs

·         Restore to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine


When you perform a Hyper-V Virtual Machine restore, you are presented with the following recovery options for the Hyper-V VM you are creating:

·         Sandboxed test recovery

·         Production recovery

Sandboxed Test Recovery

Sandboxed test recovery is useful during tests or demonstrations because a recovery VM that is disconnected from the production network is created. This option ensures the production system’s network connectivity is not interrupted by the test restore.

Production Recovery

Production recovery is used to minimize downtime during a disaster. The recovered VM can be set to connect to a user-defined external virtual switch. This feature ensures that the recovered VM is connected to the appropriate network when powered on.

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Restore Tabs

 Physical Imaging Standard Virtual Machine Restore Tabs.





The following table provides a description of the tab page features.




Select at least one available volume/revision to restore to the VM.


Choose where the data is restored.

Select how to verify and recover your data to the restore destination.

·         Sandboxed Test Recovery is a non-destructive means for you to verify the integrity of your backed-up images without affecting normal business operation. Your production images remain powered on and operational.

·         Production Recovery performs a recovery of your production images with selected recovery images.


A list of your selections is displayed.

Restore to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

To restore Physical Imaging Standard to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine, perform the following steps.

1.       Navigate to the Computer page. See Navigating to the Computer Page for instructions.

The Computer page is displayed.



2.       Click the Restore tab.



The Restore Selections page is displayed.



3.       Click the restoreimage072.jpg  icon of the backup type you want to restore.



The Select page is displayed.




4.       Click the Virtual Machine radio button.

Note: This option is available only if the boot volumes group has been backed up.



The revisions and volumes are displayed.



5.       In the Current Selection pane, select the volumes and revisions to be restored.

Clicking the arrow image101.jpg at the right of the items displays more files and folders.

The selection is displayed in the far right pane. Click the remove image102.jpg icon to remove any selections.

6.       After making your selections, click Next.



The Destination page is displayed.




  • Use Sandboxed test recovery to verify your backed-up Physical Images or Virtual Disks without affecting normal business operation. This option creates a VM that is not connected to the production network. Sandboxed Test Recovery is a non-destructive means for you to verify the integrity of your backed-up images without affecting normal business operation. Your production images remain powered on and operational.
  • Use Production recovery in the event that your production machine has gone down. Production Recovery performs a recovery of your production images with selected recovery images.

7.       Select a Restore type radio button.

If you select Sandboxed test recovery: The recovery VMs created start on their own separate VLAN to avoid conflicts with the production VMs.

If you select Production recovery: A new VM is created in Hyper-V with the network you selected.



Note: For this example, the Production Recovery option is displayed, as shown below. The following steps are valid for the Sandboxed test recovery option as well, with the exception of the Virtual Switch field.



8.       At the Destination panel, select the radio button for the desired destination host.

Note: Ensure that all user accounts and computer accounts involved in the restore are members of the same domain and are set as Trusted for Delegation in the Active Directory. The user account running the ECHOplatform backup agent service must be in the Administrators group and have DCOM remote access permissions enabled on the Hyper-V host.


Add New Host

a. If you need to add a new destination host, click the Add New Host button.

The Server IP Address pop-up is displayed.


b. Type the IP address of the Hyper-V host, and then click OK.

The sign-in pop-up is displayed.


c. Sign in, and then click OK.


The Select File Destination path field is activated.



Browse option

a. Click the Browse button.

The folder options are displayed.


b. Select the destination.

The OK button is activated.


c. Click OK.

The address is displayed in the Path field.


To add a network location that is not listed, perform the step below.

Adding a Network Location

a. To back up files and folders on another network location that is not listed, type the network path address in the Path field as shown in the example below.


The add button is activated.

b. Click the add image118.jpg button.


·         The File Destination is where virtual disks are created on the selected host as part of the restore process.

·         For best performance, set the File Destination on the selected Hyper-V host. The Hyper-V Machine Management service must have access to this location.

9.       At the Select File Destination Path field, type or browse to the destination of your restore.

10.   At the Specify Details for Firmware pane, select BIOS or UEFI radio button.

11.   If you selected BIOS, then at the Specify Details for Type, select VHDX Files or VHD Files radio button.

12.   If you selected UEFI, then the VHDX Files radio automatically button is selected.

13.   Select the CPU and the RAM size.

14.   If you selected the Production Recovery option, select the Virtual Switch.

15.   After making your selections, click Next.



The Summary page is displayed.



16.   Verify your selections, and then click the Restore button.

The confirmation pop-up is displayed.



17.   Click Yes.

The Restore Selections page is displayed with the status.



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