Can you create a virtual machine from a backup?

SUMMARY

Can you create a virtual machine from a backup?

ISSUE

Purpose

Explain options for creating new virtual machines from existing backups.

Description

A completely new instance of a virtual machine can be created in a VMware or Hyper-V environment through the use of a VMware backup (to create a new virtual machine in VMware), a Hyper-V backup (to create a new virtual machine in Hyper-V), or a file-level backup (to create a new virtual machine in either VMware or Hyper-V).

RESOLUTION

Resolution

To create a new VMware virtual machine from a VMware or Hyper-V backup, see the Unitrends Administrator’s Guide section Recovering a virtual machine.

To create a new virtual machine from a file-level backup, see the Unitrends Administrator's Guide section Performing integrated bare metal recovery.

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