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Single File Restore from a VMWare Guest

rfenton4
Honored Contributor

Single File Restore from a VMWare Guest

The following video is a single file restore from a VMWare Guest using Nimble snapshots, cloning and UFS Explorer.

More details can be viewed on the following blog post

7 REPLIES
tmoore106
Trusted Contributor

Re: Single File Restore from a VMWare Guest

Downloaded UFS Explorer and I am loving it. My new favorite!

sfarrell119
Occasional Visitor

Re: Single File Restore from a VMWare Guest

Wow this is great.  Thank you for the tutorial.

amirul93
Advisor

Re: Single File Restore from a VMWare Guest

great stuff. Nimble Storage should buy these guys or at least OEM this product and bundle it with the CS!

rfenton4
Honored Contributor

Re: Single File Restore from a VMWare Guest

LOL - thanks Amirul... that sort of decision is well above my pay grade but I do agree tools like UFS explorer are a FANTASTIC compliment to useable online snapshots :-)

cbrasga24
Occasional Advisor

Re: Single File Restore from a VMWare Guest

I prefer to simply clone the LUN, then add the .vmdk to another VM to access the files.

We have a console VM with all of our admin tools. I just clone the datastore via the vSphere plugin, then add the existing .vmdk disk to the console VM and can browse/copy the files via Windows' File Explorer.

rfenton4
Honored Contributor

Re: Single File Restore from a VMWare Guest

Thanks for sharing Cazi!

bturleykt119
Occasional Visitor

Re: Single File Restore from a VMWare Guest

This was great information!  Thank you