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Restores

You can restore virtual machines (VMs) or guest files and folders in place or to a new destination. Restores are supported for both Windows and Linux clients.

If you restore a VM to a different Red Hat data center, you must provide user credentials for the destination data center.

To provide UNIX file system support, you can convert a Linux MediaAgent to a File Recovery Enabler for Linux.

Restore Types

When restoring Red Hat virtual machine data, you can select one of the following restore types:

  • Full Virtual Machine

    This restore type is selected by default. Use this restore type in the following scenarios:

    • When the original virtual machine is unusable.
    • To restore an entire virtual machine to a specific point in time.
    • To restore a virtual machine to a different cluster or data center.
  • Guest Files or Folders

    Use this restore type to restore files or folders from a virtual machine. Use this restore type in the following scenarios:

    • You cannot open the original file or folder.
    • To restore a file or a folder from a specific point in time.

    Files and folders can be restored to the source VM, to a physical client, or to a VM with an appropriate agent installed.

    The following guest VM file systems are supported:

    • Using a File Recovery Enabler for Linux:  ext3, ext4, XFS, Btrfs, JFS
    • Using Windows 2008 R2 or 2012 R2:  NTFS, FAT, FAT32
    • Using Windows 2012 R2:  ReFS

Last modified: 1/18/2019 5:00:31 PM