Boot VM from a backup image

Boot Settings

  1. [Destinations] Specify the location where the backup image is located.
    If the backup image file is located in a network shared folder, please enter the path to the network shared folder in [Enter the path to the folder…].

    Select the folder in folder tree. The client and the latest recovery point are displayed in [Clients & Recovery Points].
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  2. To add a hypervisor on a different host, add the hypervisor in [Add New Hypervisor].

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    This button is not displayed on Windows 10. This button is displayed when using hypervisor configured on local host.

    When adding Hyper-V, the role of iSCSI target server is enabled on the host which this product runs on. After the uninstall of this product, please disable the role if not required.

    When adding VMware vSphere, the role of NFS server is enabled on the host which this product runs on. After uninstallation of this product, please disable the role if not required. {: .alert .alert-info }

  3. Select a client in the above [Clients & Recovery Points] and use one of the following procedures to display the [Configure HyperBoot] dialog box.
    • Drag and drop the hypervisor to run the virtual machine.
    • Select [Configure HyperBoot] in the right-click menu.

  4. Configure the settings for the virtual machine in [Configure HyperBoot].
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    Item Contents
    Target Hypervisor Specify the hypervisor to run a virtual machine. If selecting [Configure HyperBoot] in the right-click menu, specify the hypervisor.
    If selecting Hyper-V on a local host, the [Enable Migration feature (vMotion) of Hyper-V] option is displayed. Enabling this option allows to migrate the booted virtual machine to a local storage or a storage on the Hyper-V host in the same domain. For more detailed migration procedures, please access here.
    If selecting ESXi under vCenter, the [Enable Migration feature (vMotion) of vCenter] option is displayed. With this option enabled, a booted virtual machine can be migrated to an ESXi host under vCenter. For more detailed migration procedures, please refer here.
    Virtual Hard Disk Type This option is displayed only when selecting Hyper-V on a local host in [Hypervisor]. When selecting [Fixed], the virtual hard disk of the migrated virtual machine is created in the disk size.
    VM Name Specify the name of the virtual machine to create on hypervisor.
    Firmware Specify the firmware for the image to boot up if not already specified.
    If EFI is specified for firmware and Linux distribution for OS, [Change boot entry of EFI system] will be indicated. If enabling this option, the boot entry may be changed when booting up the image of EFI-boot Linux LVM system. Before using this feature, please download the patch program.
    Operating System Specify the OS of the backup image file to boot up. If no value is specified, please specify the OS.
    CPU/RAM Specify CPU and RAM to assign for the virtual machine to create and boot from the backup image file. When booting a virtual machine from a backup image on Hyper-V, [Enable dynamic memory allocation] option is provided.
    Save HyperBoot Recovery Point to Changes made after booting the backup image file are saved in differential image file (*.aix).
    Enable the [Save to the same location with original image set] option to save the changes in the same location as the backup image file set.
    When enabling the [Do not delete the HyperBoot recovery point when deleting boot settings for an image] option, the changes made while a virtual machine is running are not deleted but saved even when boot settings are deleted.
    Disk Assignments Specify the disk to attach to the virtual machine for running from a backup image file. [Boot] is automatically specified. Select a specific disk, if multiple disks of bootable systems are included.
    Network Specify the network to access the virtual machine to run from a backup image file. If the network driver of the hypervisor is not configured in the system of the image, configure the network driver after booting from the image.
    Recovery Point for booting Specify the recovery point for booting the virtual machine.
    Enable [Always Use Latest Recovery Point] to run from the most recent-time-stamped backup image file.
    When enabling [Do not boot up from HyperBoot Recovery Point], the virtual machine is booted without reflecting the changes made from the last time the virtual machine was running.
    Save changes to Specify the location for saving the changes made after a virtual machine is booted from a backup image. The changes are saved in a differential file (in “*.aix” format)
    When enabling [Save to the same location with original image set], the created changes are saved in the same location as the image set.
    When enabling [Do no delete HyperBoot recovery point when deleting the boot settings for an image], the changes made while a virtual machine is running are not deleted but saved even when boot settings are deleted.

    Enabling [Auto-launch the connection console when booting VM] launches the connection console when VM boots up.

    Click [Save], and the boot settings will be listed in [Hypervisor] list.

    When booting as a virtual machine, the software, services and features set up on the backup source computer will continue to work. The virtual machine may be connected to the network and booted only after careful consideration of the impact.

Boot

  1. Use one of the following procedures to boot from the backup image file.

    • Click the Replay button shown in the thumbnail of [Hypervisor] list.

    • Select [Power on] in the right-click menu in the thumbnail.

  2. When the image boots up as a virtual machine, the [Status] changes to [Running]. Then use one of the following procedures to display the Connection Console.

    • Double-click on the thumbnail.

    • Mouse-over the thumbnail and click [Open Connection Console].

    • Click [Open Connection Console] in the right-click menu in the thumbnail.

    When issuing [Ctrl + Alt + Delete] command in the connection console to a virtual machine running on Hyper-V from a different host, focus on the system of the running virtual machine in the connection console and press [Ctrl + Alt + Delete] key. {: .alert .alert-info }

    The status of the virtual machine on the VMware Workstation Pro/Player is not displayed in thumbnail. {: .alert .alert-info }

    If a backup image of an EFI-boot Linux LVM system does not boot up, then enable the [Change boot entry of EFI system] option and retry booting up the image. When enabling this option, after the system for changing the boot entry automatically boots up, the system will boot up from the image. {: .alert .alert-info }

    The keyboard layout in the connection console of the virtual machine running on ESXi can be changed. However, the keyboard layout in the connection console of the virtual machine running on Hyper-V on a different host cannot be changed. {: .alert .alert-info }

Shut-down

  1. Shut down the system of the virtual machine. If shut down the system fails, then follow these procedures to forcefully shut down the virtual machine.

    • Select [Shut down] in the right-click menu in the thumbnail.

    • Mouse-over the thumbnail and click [Shut down].

    When using this feature, all of the changes saved after the settings are configured will be discarded. Please refrain from using this feature except in an emergency.

  2. The virtual machine created when booting a backup image is deleted on the hypervisor. The differential image file(*.aix)is created as the most current image file in the specified destination.

    Move or copy the differential image file to the location where the original image set is saved. Then, use the differential image file for a variety of operations in ActiveImage Protector.

    When using the differential image file for the initial boot-up of the virtual machine, the changes are saved in the image file selected when booting up.

  3. If booting up from [Hypervisor] list again, the image boots up as a virtual machine from the state the virtual machine shut down for the last time.

    If the [Always use the latest recovery point] option is enabled, the virtual machine boots up from the most recent recovery point of that image file.

Edit the configured setting

Use one of the following procedures to edit the configured settings.

If changing the settings configured for the following items, then delete the settings and configure again.

If the changes are made while the virtual machine is running, the changes will be applied from the next boot.

Delete Setting

When deleting the unnecessary boot setting, mouse-over and click the [X] button displayed at the right corner. The boot setting can be deleted only in shut-down state.

Deleting the boot setting deletes the saved changes.
If changing the destination for saving the changes from the default location, the saved changes will not be deleted.