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Restore of VMDK to ESXi Server

Created: 05 Oct 2012 • Updated: 15 Oct 2012 | 3 comments
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Is it possible to restore a vmdk that was backed up with Backup Exec 2012 vmware agent, to a seperate ESXi server.

We have a vCenter Server with 3 ESX Hosts. The backup is of one of the VMs on this cluster, and we would like to restore it on a ESXi server that is not in this cluster. This is mostly to test DR scenario, is this possible?


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lmosla's picture

So yes, you would just need to do a redirected restore using the options available in the restore wizard and define the stand alone host and one of its local datastores as the target.

NOTE: this post has been edited to remove an attached file that would usually be under the control of Symantec Education

Colin Weaver's picture

In addition to Lmossla answer above, you would still need the appropriate vStorage licensing from Vmware itself enabled on the ESXi host

Crazy_Excalibur's picture

Thank you. This is was what I was looking for.