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Instant Restore of single disks

Post by rf@bec » Sep 11, 2012 12:27 pm

Hi,

currently we use the awesome Instant Restore feature to start VMs directly from backup. However, in certain
cases, it's great to be able to attach VMDKs from a running Instant Restore to a ESX host without actually starting the "instant restored" VM.
(For example for restoring files from filesystems unsupported by Veeam file level restore - Novell NSS comes to mind)

Since the process:
- Starting an Instant Restore
- Clicking through the wizard
- Go to the vShpere Client, select the VM, browse the NFS datastore and attach the instant restored VMDK to the VM

is a little bit time consuming, it would be great if Instant Restore had a feature which allows selecting a VMDK from a given
restore point and attaching it directly to a given VM. (Basically automating all above steps).

I know that this would be possible by using Powershell, but I think such a feature would be a great addition to the Veeam Instant Restore wizard.

best regards,
Robert

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Re: Instant Restore of single disks

Post by foggy » Sep 11, 2012 2:22 pm

Robert, thank you for the feedback!

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Re: Instant Restore of single disks

Post by Gostev » Sep 11, 2012 2:56 pm

Yep, I can tell you are not alone with this request...

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Re: Instant Restore of single disks

Post by rf@bec » Sep 12, 2012 6:56 am

@Gostev, @foggy: thank you very much for the swift response!

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