I initiated a restore and the "play" icon is still listed. When I tried to do another restore from the GUI, it said that a restore operation is still in progress (and the end time is not listed), though the following was showing in the log file:
Keith - yes - the restore worked. most important thing. However, I could not run the restore a 2nd time without doing another snap.
So, if I recall correctly ... the steps I went through...
1. Create my Org & 2 vApps.
2. Create VMs
3. Attempt snap with policy down to the vApp level
4. Make changes to the vApp
5. SC restore via GUI.
6. Make changes again.
7. SC restore attempt via GUI.
8. Create another snap
9. Initiate a restore from the targeted snap.
I went through 2 iterations, with different types of changes. But, basically - the restore completes, and never updates the running state (no completion time) ... then it does not allow for a 2nd restore because it thinks it is busy.... unless another snap is taken in the interim.
Thanks for documenting the steps this will help us reproduce and fix this issue.
I also recommend you create a separate config for restore. This way you dont have to update backup config before restore or even impact backup config. Just go through wizard and create second config call it _restore or something and use that for doing restore (you can also copy it on cmd line of scServer or even upload/download in GUI). Then you can update restore config without needing to impact backup configuration. This is what we recommend as best practice for vmware. It also could prevent this problem from happening.
As for a workaround for not being able to do second restore without doing a backup in GUI. If you close any open config tabs and log out of GUI, then do shift-F5 and log back in / open config it should let you do a second restore in case this happens again. Not sure if you tried this already?
Worst case scenario you can go to CLI (I know that is a pain) but do restore from there. That is still better than doing a backup when you dont need to.
Another RFE - on the job monitor screen, could you put a "refresh" button? Granted refreshing the whole browser does the same, but seems inefficient to reload everything (seems that the login page flashes by).
By creating a separate Restore config ... (in a vCD & vSphere 5 environment),
Can I create one backup config for the Org level and then different restore configs for the vApp level -- and pull from the same snapshot, if the snapshot name is the same? (am concerned about the 255 snapshot limit).
Don't know if there is something coordinated with the snapshot backup & restore within vCD/vSphere. I'm guessing that everything is within SC & the NetApp Snapshots, but don't know for sure.