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What do I need to do to restore individual files with VDPA

Do I have to download FLR to be able to restore individual files from a backup with VDPA?
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Ok I see I have to download the FLR client, but do I install this on any vm or does it have to be on the Virtual Ctr?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Go here

https://<vdp IP Address>:8543/flr/
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Is this the IP address of Vctr or the vm VDP?
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vmichAuthor Commented:
I put in the IP of the VDP and try to login in with the domain\administrator and the password but it keeps saying login failed, cannot find the vm in the vctr
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, it's the IP Address of the VDP Appliance, and also you need to execute

https://<vdp IP Address>:8543/flr/

in the VM, you need to recover files for, it will accept you local credentials, so use the username and password, of the account you are logged in with, and the wizard, should then display a list of restore points for you to select to Recover.

Select the Restore Point, and select Mount followed by close, and then expand the tree, to select the files and folders you need to restore.
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vmichAuthor Commented:
https://<vdp IP Address>:8543/flr/
I am trying to run this on the vctr remoted into it and it keeps saying Login Failed. cannot locate login client in VDP
I tried the login root with VMware. I also tried the domain\administrator account..
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you have any backups of vCenter Server ?

Are you trying to restore files for the vCenter VM?

Is vCenter a VM ?

Also check you are using the same account, that you are logged into vCenter with.

Check and try another VM ?

this is also the Kb

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2042092
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Do I have to install the FLR client software to my vctr for this to work or does just going to the link that you mentioned do the job?
I cant seem to get it to accept any logins that I try..
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
there is no software to install, it's all done from the appliance, and VMware Tools

see also here

http://www.vladan.fr/vsphere-data-protection-vdp-restore-operations/
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Ok I got it tow work. I did not know I had to be on a vm that a backup job ran on to see the files.
I did notice on one of the vms that I tried to backup, it is only seeing one of it's disk when there are 2. The second disk is connected to the vm with powerpath from a lun but not as a datastore. This maybe a VMware support question, but is there anyway yo get it to see the 2nd disk that is not in a datastore but connected to the vm from the san via iscsi initiator?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Quick Answer - NO.

VDPA only backs up - Virtual Machine Disks (VMDKs!)

Your Disk 2 is direct attached storage via iSCSI in the VM to a LUN.

VDPA only backs up virtual disks! It cannot detect Disk 2!
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Ok that's what I thought...
 I got all the issues worked out...
Thanks
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Added web browser to :
https://<vdp IP Address>:8543/flr/
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
and it *MUST* be from the VM you need to restore files, and you will also need Adobe Flash Player enabled and installed!

(also VMware Tools installed, and at least one backup!)
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Ok thanks
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