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HP Data Protector 6.20 - Restore VM copy while leaving original intact.

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I am running an environment with Data Protector 6.20 backing up a vmware vsphere 4.0.0 environment utilizing the vStorage Image backup method to back up my VMs.

I need to restore a VM as a temporary to pull out some files while leaving the original intact.

The documentation provided by support (http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01631241/c01631241.pdf) is not for version 6.2.  (The restore section begins on pg 77).

In the Restore context (within HP DP) on the Options tab, there is a drop down for "Existing virtual machine handling" with 3 options:
1. Delete before restore
2. Skip restore
3. Delete after restore

Will one of these options allow me to restore a vm as a temporary VM to remove later while leaving the original intact?

Thanks!


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It looks like on page 77 you can restore to a different Datastore even though they say you should not. This would be the best way to go.

If you do not have a different Datastore you can take the current machine and remove it from inventory then rename the folder it is in then add it back into invenory and give it a different name when you add it back in then restore the machine. I have never used this software just going by the docs.

I would do another backup before you do anything.
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