Complete a Restore Rehearsal from Last Backup

Restore Rehearsal from Last Backup creates a new virtual machine from the most recent backup of the selected virtual machine. Complete a Restore Rehearsal from Last Backup to confirm that a virtual machine is being backed up as expected and that a successful restore operation can be completed.

Prerequisites

Before you can complete a Restore Rehearsal from Last Backup, you must have configured VMware Data Recovery and have at least one backup.

Procedure

1. In the vSphere Client, select Home > Solutions and Applications > VMware Data Recovery.

2. Connect to the backup appliance.

3. Right-click a virtual machine that has a backup and select Restore Rehearsal from Last Backup.

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All the steps here onwards are same as Restoring Virtual machine, follow the steps as explained above. Machine will not be connected to network.

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A new virtual machine with “Rehearsal” appended to its name is created by default in the same location as the source virtual machine.

A version of the virtual machine is restored to the inventory. The virtual machine created in the rehearsal has all NICs disconnected. This avoids the case where the trial restoration produces a virtual machine that starts completing tasks intended for an existing unrestored virtual machine.