In this video, you can learn how to restore the Hyper-V virtual machines that were protected using the Azure Backup Server in the previous chapter.
- [Instructor] Remember those Hyper-V virtual machines that we backed up using the Azure back up server? Let's go ahead and I'll step through the restore process for these VMs. I'm in the Azure back up server and I'll switch into the recovery option. You'll notice here I can select from the bolded dates. If I select the 15th, you'll notice here that I can recover from disk or I can recover from online.
So if you'd like to recover from online that's great but you'll notice under browse the issue is you can only get to the disk option. What you need to do just as we did when we went to restore our work loads, is add an external DPM. In this case it would be Azure. First thing we need to do is input the vault credential now remember when you download the vault credentials when you set up the server, they're only valid for 48 hours. Therefore, you'll probably have to download it again.
I've already downloaded it and it is sitting in my downloads folder. I'm going to go ahead and open that and remember that pass phrase that I said put in a safe place, this is where you're going to need it, and there it is. Going to close these windows and I'll pop in our pass phrase and click OK now our external DPM server will be added but again in our case, this is actually adding in the Azure recovery vault.
After a few moments, you will now notice that there is a line for an external DPM online data and really all this is is your Azure recovery services vault. I'm going to go ahead and expand that and let's go ahead and choose virtual machine server two. I'm going to select it from the 15th, I'm going to select 8:00 p.m. and this'll be our online version. Go ahead and click recover, now this will launch the recovery wizard, the first thing we see when we launch recovery wizard is the review recovery selections.
Basically all this is is just what we've already selected, go ahead and click next. Depending on your configuration you'll have one of three options to choose from, you can either recover to the original instance, copy to a network folder or copy to tape. In my demo environment, my only option here is copy to a network folder, your options may be different. Go ahead, click next, now I can go ahead and select the destination folder that I'd like to restore the VM to.
I'm going to restore it back to the Hyper-V server, I'm going to go ahead and select volumes. I've added an additional drive to the Hyper-V server for the restore, we're going to go ahead and click OK. Go ahead and click next. Now you have two options for restoring security, you can either apply the security settings that are on the destination computer or you can apply the security settings of the recovery point version, the choice will be yours. I'm going to leave it as default, if I had the option to recover to a SAN I could do so as well as send notifications, again due to my demo environment these options are not available to me.
I'm going to go ahead and click next, we have our summary and then go ahead and click recover, these are empty VMs so this will be a very quick process in my example, in your case it may be very different. Now that our data has transferred I can go ahead and close this. Next, I have the option to clear the external DPM, basically all this does is disconnects that connection from our Azure back up server to the Azure recovery services vault that's it.
I'm going to go ahead and do that, if I'd like to restore from the recovery services vault in the future I will need to go ahead and add the external DPM one more time. Now we can go ahead, pop into that Hyper-V server and go ahead and create virtual machines from those disks that we just restored to that folder and that's all there is to it to recoverying your Hyper-V virtual machines using the Microsoft Azure back up server.
- Creating a Recovery Services vault for Azure Backup
- Protecting virtual machines, files and folders, databases, workloads, and file shares
- Restoring virtual machines, files and folders, databases, workloads, and file shares
- Azure Site Recovery scenarios
- Running failover and failback tests
- Replicating an Azure virtual machine