Restoring from manifest
vRanger offers the ability to restore a savepoint after it has been moved from a repository. This feature allows for greater flexibility when restoring a file or server after it has been moved to long-term tape backups. You may also use the Restore from Manifest feature to restore a server after transporting the savepoint to a secondary location.
You may perform three different operations when restoring from a manifest file:
Performing a full restore from manifest for VMware VMs
Each savepoint contains a manifest file that can be used to restore the savepoint without access to the vRanger database. If the vRanger machine is lost, you may install a fresh installation of vRanger, and restore savepoints using this manifest file.
To perform a full restore from manifest for VMs, complete the following tasks:
Creating a restore job
Creating a restore job starts the Restore Wizard, which guides you through the steps of completing the job.
|On the toolbar, click Restore from Manifest
, and then click Restore from VMware Savepoint Manifest File
. The Restore Wizard starts.
The Savepoint Manifest Selection page appears.
Selecting a savepoint from the manifest
Use the Savepoint Manifest Selection page to browse to the location of the manifest on your network, and configure the appropriate authentication credentials for the file.
|On the Savepoint Manifest Selection
page, do one of the following:
, and then browse to the location of the savepoint manifest.
|On the Job Information
page, enter the Job Name
and Job Description