Restore backup to ESX

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Restore backup to ESX

Veeam Logoby System32 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:23 pm

Hello everyone,

I'm trying to restore a backup I made to a virtual host in ESX, but I'm struggeling.

What I tried is:

1. Export the virtual disk using Veeam backup and replication console;
2. Create a new virtual host with the same hardware specifications, and attach the exported disk;
3. Boot the machine with the recovory ISO

Each time I try to boot the machine I looks like windows is starting and a few seconds after the process repeats from the start.
If I remove the exported disk from the VM and just boot from the recovery media nothing happens. I allready recreated the recovery media but that doesn't make a difference.

Any help on how I can acchieve this?
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Re: Restore backup to ESX

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:23 pm

Hello,

You either use recovery media (iso) to a Bare Metal Recovery to blank VM or you export disk as virtual and attach it to a VM.
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Re: Restore backup to ESX

Veeam Logoby System32 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:08 am

Dima,

That's exacly what I tried and thats exacly what's not working.

I can't use the recovery media because it appears to do nothing.
I can't just export the disk and attach it to a VM because the machine doesn't boot.

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Re: Restore backup to ESX

Veeam Logoby System32 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:35 am

Any help with this would be nice since our trial licence expires today.

Thank you
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Re: Restore backup to ESX

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:12 am

Feel free to open a support case to investigate this issue further. Trial keys are also eligible for our support assistance.
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Re: Restore backup to ESX

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:57 pm

System32,

Check the VM boot properties. If Recovery Media was created on computer with EFI use this option. If not - use BIOS.

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