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Published : Sept. 10, 2019
Created : Sept. 10, 2019
Last Modified : Sept. 11, 2019


To restore machine backed up using Vembu Image Backup to a different hypervisor like Nutanix, Proxmox, Xenserver, etc.,

Note: Recovering to hypervisors such as VMware, Hyper-V, and KVM can be performed directly from the Vembu BDR Server console.


1. Steps to be done in VembuBDR Server

1.1 Login Vembu BDR Server and navigate to the Recovery page.

1.2 In the Recovery page, click restore icon of the respective disk image backup and select recovery type as Download.

1.3 Now select the latest restore point and choose the required disks. (Note: OS disk selection is mandatory)

1.4 Then choose VHD as your virtual disk format from the drop-down list.

Note: Click Here to know the step-by-step process of the download.

2. Steps to create the Vembu Recovery ISO file

2.1 Pre-requisites (AIK or ADK) need to be downloaded and installed on the Vembu BDR Server machine.

  • To download Windows AIK: Click here
  • To download Windows ADK: Click here

    2.2 Once Windows AIK/ADK is installed, download Vembu Recovery CD based on the Windows architecture 32-bit (or) 64-bit available in zip format. Now, unzip the downloaded file and run RecoverCDBuilder with administrator privileges.

  • 64-bit Download

  • 32-bit Download

    2.3 Read the Service Provider License Agreement carefully and click Agree.

    2.4 In the next step, the AIK/ADK location will be auto-filled, the target location is the location where you want to store the ISO. Click Build to start creating an ISO file. You can monitor the progress of ISO creation.

VembuBDR Recovery CD Builder

2.5 Once done, the ISO file will be available in the target location you have entered like, C:\ISO\VembuBDRRecoveryCD_x64

3. Steps to recover the backup on the hypervisor:

3.1 Upload ISO Recovery CD to the respective hypervisor storage repository.

3.2 Create a new VM with a backed-up source configuration. Now, point the ISO file to the CD/DVD drive of the created VM.

3.3 Now power ON the VM & open machine console. It will display the Vembu BDR Recovery Console. Then proceed with the License Agreement.

3.4 You will have the option to select a task from the list below:

- Recover entire Disk or Partition

- Set BCD Boot configuration

- VMDK Driver installation

To recover the entire machine, proceed with Recover entire disk or partition.

3.5 In order to inject the restored VHD file to the created VM, select Map a network drive to a local drive, configure network settings for the created VM and add map drive details (VHD file restored path should be share path) as shown in the image below.

Note: Configure the network details first and click Apply to save before proceeding with Map Drive details.

Configuring Network Details

3.6 You will be directed to the Recovery Page, where you will be required to provide details for the following options:

- Browse and select the **VHD** file from the mapped drive path.

3.7 Once the VHD file path is added, the backed-up disks will be listed. You can select the required disk and click Next.

Creating ISO File

3.8 Select the target disk/drive of the created VM to perform recovery and click Next.

Note: The selected disk/drive will be formatted and only the recovered data will be available. Make sure you don’t have any important data on the target disk/drive.

3.9 Once the recovery process is completed successfully, you can find your recovered data in the target disk/drive selected.

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