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is it possible to restore a delete vm?

 
Steve Bishop
Occasional Advisor

is it possible to restore a delete vm?

Our setup is a 4 node simplivity stretched cluster with 2 nodes in both locations(Zone A & B). My question is how would you restore a deleted vm. is this possible? What happens to the backups once a vm is deleted.

 

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JohnHHaines
HPE Pro

Re: is it possible to restore a delete vm?

Absolutely, as long as you have a backup.

From the cluster, <right-click> the cluster object, select All SimpliVity Actions; Search Backups

If a backup exists, you will find it in this screen - you can search by name.

Find the backup, and restore it.


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Steve Bishop
Occasional Advisor

Re: is it possible to restore a delete vm?

Thank you, that worked!

 

Steve

Mohsina_4
HPE Pro

Re: is it possible to restore a delete vm?

Hi Steve,

Thanks for using the HPE SimpliVity Forum.

You could also refer to our Video Gallery which has How To Videos.

Data Protection - Restore Virtual Machine (CLI Method)

 

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tonymcmillan
Frequent Advisor

Re: is it possible to restore a delete vm?

"Search Backups" from the Cluster object only returns 500 backups.

How do I find more backups? I see no way to scoll through them. Searching with a filter by Virtual Machine name seems flawed. I've tried "starts with", contains, etc.

Has anyone else had this issue?

DaveOb
HPE Pro

Re: is it possible to restore a delete vm?

You can search for backups on the virtual machine object under all simplivity actions.

How do you mean flawed ? Have you tried serching via cli ?


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tonymcmillan
Frequent Advisor

Re: is it possible to restore a delete vm?

I was using search via the GUI.

The backup search function does allow one to filter by VM name. My issue was that I was not using exact case on the VM name.

It sounds like I may need to resort to the CLI to get a list of all backups. I'll check it out.

Thanks.