Vmware Restore process for Exclude Boot disk and Exclude Data disk
Created: 07 Mar 2013 | 1 comment
We have VM machines getting backed up by 2 policy .1 policy backups up the Boot disk with Exclude Data disk option ( Storage unit - MSDP ) and other policy backups the Data disk ( Storage unit - Tape Library )
While we have to recover the Full Vm we recovered the boot disk using 1st policy and it recovered fine .
But when we recovered the data disk with overwrite option with 2nd policy , we were not able to boot the server .
Then we have to restore again the boot disk , then the Data disk vmdk with a diffrent name and attach data disk later with the orignal VM
And also tried restoring boot disk and then restoring data disk using file level backup
But that requires a lot of manual work . Can anybody suggest how we can restore the full data and what would be the correct procedure .