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  • 1.  Testing a VM restore via VCB

    Posted Jun 06, 2007 06:18 PM

    When a VM is restored via VCB, what is its default power state? On or Off?

    I want to test my VCB restores but I worry about the restored VM causing a domain name or ip address conflict with my production VM running live on the network.

    Also, I tried to restore the VM to a different Farm and the vcbRestore command failed, complaining that it couldn't find the farm for the VM. Is restoring across farms supported in VCB?



  • 2.  RE: Testing a VM restore via VCB

    Posted Jun 07, 2007 12:26 PM

    Your best bet is to use VMware Converter for the restore. Recover the VMDK and associated files to the VCB proxy local disk. Then use Converter to import the VM to the ESX host. This will give you a choice for the power state.

    Dave



  • 3.  RE: Testing a VM restore via VCB

    Posted Jun 07, 2007 09:03 PM

    Thank you for that reply. That sounds great. We have converter ent ed and that's an easy tool to use. I'll try that.



  • 4.  RE: Testing a VM restore via VCB

    Posted Jun 07, 2007 10:52 PM

    This did not work:

    vCB backup of vm succeeds

    VCB retore of vm succeeds

    Launch VMWare Converter

    Click on the Import Machine button

    VMware Converter Import Wizard Welcome screen displays-click next

    Step 1: Choose a source for import

    Click Next

    Choices are physical, ESX Server or Virtual Center VM, or Standalone vm

    Choose standalone vm

    Source vm or image dialog box with browse button

    Browse to folder where image was restored to on proxy

    .vmx

    click Next

    Dialog Box appears: "Unable to determine Guest Operating System"



  • 5.  RE: Testing a VM restore via VCB

    Posted Jun 08, 2007 08:02 AM

    Hi,

    edit the catalog file from VCB backup before restore.



  • 6.  RE: Testing a VM restore via VCB

    Posted Jun 08, 2007 11:15 AM

    The latest version of Converter cures this issue. If it still gives you the error, follow Pang Chen's instructions on this thread:

    http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=660758

    Dave

    PS - Pang is a genius.



  • 7.  RE: Testing a VM restore via VCB

    Posted Jun 08, 2007 02:57 PM

    It most certainly did. Thank-You! I LOVE the Forums!!!