BE 2012: How to restore a VHD file?
I'm in the unfortunate situation of possibly having to restore a VM ina Hyper-V host. The VM is currently BSOD'ing and troubleshooting hjas been a problem, so one option I am considering is just restoring the VHD file. However I do not want to overwrite the VM (VHD + vm info) so I want to restore the VHD file to a seperate location, then tell Hyper-V Manager to point to that VHD file just so I can boot it and see if it works. If so I would then shut the virtual machine down, move the newly restored VHD file over to the proper locationi where I store VHD's on this server, and reconfig Hyper-V Manager to now point to that , renaming and moving the old (BSOD'ing) VHD file elsewhere for a bit.
I assume this is straightforward, yet when I click on my backup job (there is just one, and it covers the entire machine, VM's included) and hit the Restore button to start the wizard for that, and then the files & folders selection options, I don't see what I think I should. As I browse the Resources View and drill down into the directory structure where the file should be, I don't see it. I see only folderse at all levels, never a file on the right-side pane. Am I missing something? Is there some kind of limited view? Do restores that relate to even just the raw VHD file itself somehow get masked or something so I can't simply restore just the file and have to do the whole VM or something?
Thanks for your help.