Restoring a virtual machine to a different host

You can restore a virtual machine to a different Microsoft virtual server if the servers run the same version of Microsoft Virtual Server. You also can redirect flat files from the virtual machine to any computer that has a Remote Agent installed.

To restore a virtual machine to a different host

  1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Restore.

  2. Click New Restore Job.

  3. Select the virtual machine that you want to restore.

  4. In the Properties pane, under Destination, click Microsoft Virtual Server Redirection.

  5. Select from the appropriate options as follows:

    Redirect Virtual Server sets

    Check this option to restore a virtual machine to a different location.

    Restore to server

    Type the name of the virtual server where you want to restore the data.

    Server logon account

    Select the logon account for the virtual server where the data is being restored.

    Restore to drive

    Select the destination for the restored data. You can browse to local and network drives.

    Restore to path

    Specify the target path on the device that is listed in the Restore to Drive field. If you want to retain the original directory structure, make sure that the Preserve Tree option is selected in the Restore Job Properties - Settings - General dialog box. If the Preserve tree option is not selected, all of the data is restored to the path that is designated in this field.

    Redirect to a different Virtual Server host and register the virtual machine

    Click this option to redirect the restore of the virtual machine to another host. The entire virtual machine is restored.

    Redirect to a folder

    Click this option to redirect file sets. The restore recreates the folder hierarchy that is associated with each file.

    You can restore these files to one of the following locations:

    • The same virtual server

    • Another virtual server

    • An external hard drive