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Correct approach for restoring Differential VM backups - NB

Created: 18 Sep 2012 | 2 comments

Hi All

I can't seem to find any documentaion that talks about restoring a diff backup.

We do a combination of Full and Diff-Inc vmware backups.

Do you need to restore the full first then select each differential in turn?

With normal MS-Window backups you are able to select multiple dates on a restore - Netbackup then does the business.

It doesn't seem like you can select multiple dates in under restore from virtual Machine backup.

Please can someone help me with best practice?  There is one document that i've found on the subject but it doesn't discuss approach of diff restores, just fulls.



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Tim Summerfield's picture

I've logged a critical case for this on Wedesday when i know the answer I will update the forum

MilesVScott's picture

It depends on wether you are taking Differential incrementals v. Cummulative incrementals. Here is a run down of the differences.

Are you using a FlashBackup-Windows policy type?

If my answer was helpful, please mark as a solution so others can benefit as well.

NBU,Win 2k3 Enterprise x64 SP2

Miles Scott | Holland & Knight
IT Infrastructure Specialist