2017-02-06 10:38 AM
does someone know if it's possible to restore entire nfs datastore from a vsc+snapcenter backup job?
If I try to restore a datastore the vsc wizard says "datastore restore feature is currently not supported for the selected backup" while I can restore a datastore from a vsc only backup job.
Thanks in advance
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2017-02-06 09:58 PM
VSC supports using SnapCenter to create and restore backup jobs.
You have several options for working with backups:
•Using SnapMirror or SnapVault
•Performing a one-time, on-demand backup
•Scheduling backups to occur on a regular basis
•Specifying a retention policy for the backups
•Adding a virtual machine or datastore to an existing backup
•Modifying the job properties of an existing backup
You can restore a backup copy whenever you need to. The restore feature provides several options, including:
•Restoring a datastore, an entire virtual machine, or particular disks from a virtual machine
•Verifying that the backup copy is correct by mounting it to a different host, checking the backup content, unmounting the backup from that host, and then restoring the backup copy to the original location
•Powering the virtual machines back on automatically after a restore involving the entire backup completes
Refer this link for more details, https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMLP2371569/html/index.html
2017-02-07 01:31 AM
I have read the documentation so I try to restore a datastore NFS or FC (this printscreen) but as you can see the wizard stops immediately with this error:
this backup is on the primary storage (no snapvault / snapmirror)
If the same datastore was backed up with a legacy VSC job (no Snapcenter integration) I can restore the datastore!
2017-02-07 06:07 AM
from relase notes VSC 6.2.1
In VSC environments that use SnapCenter, there are some limitations with regard to backup and restore operations:
• Backups created with SnapCenter do not support datastore level restore operations.
that's all !