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Using data broker to mount VMs?


Is there a way to use data broker to just mount a specific vm, meaning restoring it from a previous backup but without replacing the original one?

We have a corruption on one of our vms and we're not sure when it happened so that means restoring from the whole last week but I want to be able to bring up those VMs but without touching the original one.

I thought about just renaming and storage vmotion the original to a new datastore but if I restored it manually I could register the restored vm with a deifferent name while keeping the original.

Is that possible with data broker?


Re: Using data broker to mount VMs?

Select VM -> More Objects-> Backups


and select the backup and you will see option mount is enabled .


You can mount and register VMx of the vM to a new name and verify.

Re: Using data broker to mount VMs?

This mounts the datastore only. So you say I have to use the data broker to mount the datastore and from there manually pick and register the vm I want to bring up?