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Physical Imaging Standard Restoring to VHD/X Files

This section includes the following topics:

·         Overview

·         Physical Imaging Standard VHD/X File Restore Tabs

·         Restoring Physical Imaging Standard Volumes/Revisions  to VHD/X Files


VHD/X is the virtual hard disk file type used by Microsoft’s Hyper-V hypervisor. This restore type restores a VHD/X for each volume that you select.

The ECHOplatform agent produces the following files depending on the format that the user chooses:

·         VHD: Windows 7, Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2

·         VHDX: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 2012, Windows 2012 R2, Windows 2016

All virtual hard disks are recovered as dynamic disks.

Virtual hard disks take the following naming convention by default: Recovery_{machine_name}_{volume or volume group label}

Example: Recovery_LT-R9RLN75_Boot

You can attach the Hyper-V disks (VHD files) that are restored to an existing VM.

Physical Imaging Standard VHD/X File Restore Tabs

Physical Imaging Standard VHD/X File Restore Tabs.




The following table provides a description of the page features.




Select the volumes to restore to VHD/X files.


Choose what format is used to restore the data and choose where the data is restored.


A list of your selections is displayed.

Restore Volumes/Revisions to VHD/X Files

To restore Physical Imaging Standard volumes/revisions to VHD/X Files, 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 restore image072.jpg icon of the backup type you want to restore.

The Select page is displayed.



4.       Click the VHD/X Files radio button.



The Physical Imaging Standard revisions and volumes are displayed.



5.       In the Current Selection pane, select the revision and/or volumes you would like to restore.

Clicking the arrow image077.jpg at the right of the items displays more revisions/volumes.



The selection is displayed in the right pane. Click the remove image078.jpg icon to remove any selections

6.       After making your selections, click Next.

The Destination page is displayed.



7.       At the Type section, select either the VHDX Files or the VHD Files radio button.

8.       At the Destination Path field, type a path, or click the Browse button to select the destination of your restore.

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.


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

Adding a Network Location

a. To restore VHD/X files 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 image089.png button.

9.       After selecting the destination of your restore, click Next.

The Summary page is displayed.



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

The confirmation pop-up is displayed.



11.   Click Yes.

The Restore Selections page is displayed with the status.