6. Restore virtual machines

6.1. Using the TSM client GUI

  1. Launch the TSM GUI client on the proxy machine.

  2. Choose [Actions] > [Restore VM]. The Restore Virtual Machine window is displayed:

    Restore Virtual Machine window.
    Figure 8. Restore Virtual Machine window.
  3. Choose a VM in the navigation pane. All the available backups of the VM are displayed. Choose a backup and click Restore.

  4. The Restore Destination window is displayed. If you wish to restore to the original location, you need to make sure that there is not a VM with the same name in that location. If you are restoring to a new location, specify as much of the information as necessary. If you specify only a new name the VM will be restored to the original location with the new name

    Restore Destination window.
    Figure 9. Restore Destination window.
  5. Click Restore to start the restore.

6.2. Using the TSM command line

  • To restore a virtual machine to the same name and location as it was backed up from:

    tsm> restore vm 'vm name'

    You must ensure that the target VM name no longer exists.

  • To restore a virtual machine to its original location but with a new name:

    tsm> restore vm 'vm name' -vmname='new vm name'

  • To restore a VM to a new name and new location, specify both the name and location:

    tsm> restore vm 'vm name' -vmname='new vm name' -datacenter='data center name' -host='ESXi host name' -datastore='datastore name'

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