After VM crash or any disaster, if you would like to instantly recover your backed up VMs, you can use Quick VM Recovery
option. Then, once you are ready for permanent recovery, you can use Full VM Recovery option to recover the crashed VMs along with persistent data which is created after instant recovery.
Vembu uses anyone of the following data transfer mode based on the deployment scenario while restoring the backup data to the datastore.
- Direct SAN mode
- Hot-add mode
- Network mode
Direct SAN mode: If VMware ESXi hosts, datastores, BDR backup server and backup storage targets are deployed in SAN environment, Vembu uses SAN transport mode during restore process and it utilizes FC SAN or iSCSI SAN to transfer the VM data.
Hot-add mode: If BDR backup server or VMBackup proxy is deployed as a VM on the ESXi host or vCenter server, after initiating the Full VM Restore process, empty disks will be attached with the BDR backup server or VMBackup proxy and VM data will be directly restored to the attached disks. Once VM data is completely restored to the attached disks, it will be then reattached to the recovered VMs.
Network mode: If BDR backup server or VMBackup proxy is installed in an isolated environment, the BDR backup server or VMBackup proxy will read the VM data from storage target and then it will be written to the target VMs through LAN connection.
Also, you can either restore the backed-up VM to the same or different ESXi host/vCenter Server
While restoring the VM data to vCenter, you should specify the target datacenter and datastore information
White initiating the restore process, you can enable the option to automatically power on the VM after completing the restore the process