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VM restore from SnapVault secondary using OnCommand 5.0

Team,

Quick question about VM restore from SnapVault seconday using OnCommand 5.0 and host package 1.1.

  • When you start the snapvault restore of a VM, does it to do an incremental NDMP copy at the back end on the storage controller looking at the snapshot blocks ONLY for that VM and then comparing that with the secondary and sending only the changed blocks for that VM with in the snapshots.
  • I believe when we do the snapvault snap restore from the secondary for a qtree it does an incremental NDMP copy at the backend.
  • Another question is when we do a snap restore of a volume on the storage controller the snapshots taken after the restore date gets deleted from the snaplist. what happens when we do the restore of a VM from OnCommand to a specific date, will it behave the same way the snapshot gets deleted by wafl after the restore. Here'e were the confusion is because I am restoring just one VM not the entire datastore in other words volume/qtree. I would presume it should not get deleted correct me if I am wrong guysSmiley Happy
  • Has anyone tested the above scenario.

Thanks for your help and any feedback will be really appreciated.

Ravi

Re: VM restore from SnapVault secondary using OnCommand 5.0

Hi,

What is the datastore type you are using?

-KJag

Re: VM restore from SnapVault secondary using OnCommand 5.0

NFS.

Best regards,

Ravindhar

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Re: VM restore from SnapVault secondary using OnCommand 5.0

Hi,

For Restore from Remote Backup's it does the below.

1. Create a clone the Backup volume using the snapshot.(which you would like to restore)

2. Map the clone as a datastore

3. Copy the VM files from the datastore.

4. Delete the datastore(Temporarily created) and the clone.

It will not perform Incremental restore.

-kjag

Re: VM restore from SnapVault secondary using OnCommand 5.0

Hi kjag,

Thanks for the reply, I will be running the test today and would like to see what the results are. Once completed I will post the results.

Best regards,

Ravindhar

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Re: VM restore from SnapVault secondary using OnCommand 5.0

Hi,

will it behave similarly with VMFS datastores ?

Thanks

Regis

Re: VM restore from SnapVault secondary using OnCommand 5.0

It creates lun clones and remaining are same.

-KJag