Altaro backup: installation and use with Hyper-V

Instant Restore: Boot From Backup

This feature of Altaro Backup allows you to boot a virtual machine directly from its backup location, allowing you to restart a virtual machine in a very short time.

This feature has two mode:

  • Verification Mode: this mode starts the VM since the backup and does not save the modifications, it is to use to check the good functioning of the backups.
  • Recovery Mode: this mode is to use to start a VM quickly which will then switch to production.

Prerequisites to use Boot From Backup:

  • Unlimited or Unlimited Plus license
  • The ISCSI initiator service is enabled on the restore host.

1. From the menu go to Restore 1 / Boot From Backup 2 then click on the button Boot a VM from Backup … 3 .

Altaro backup - boot from backup

From this page, you can also manage VMs running in Boot From Backup mode.

2. Select a 1 Boot mode and click Next 2 .

Altaro backup - boot from backup

3. Choose the location of the backup 1 and click Next 2 .

Altaro backup - boot from backup

4. Select the virtual machine 1 and click Next 2 .

Altaro backup - boot from backup

5. Choose the restore point 1 , the computer name 2 , the Hyper-V server 3 , the storage location of the 4 files and click on Boot 5 .

Altaro backup - boot from backup

6. Wait while starting the VM …

Altaro backup - boot from backup
Altaro backup - boot from backup

7. The virtual machine is started 1 and can be managed in the Altaro Backup console (Restore / Boot From Backup).

Altaro backup - boot from backup

8. Go to the Hyper-V server to check that the VM is working properly.

Altaro backup - boot from backup
Altaro backup - boot from backup

9. Return to the Altaro Backup console (Restore / Boot From Backup) and click on Discard VM 1 to stop the Boot From Backup.

Altaro backup - boot from backup

f the VM is in Recovery Mode, you will have the option to restore the VM in production.

10. The Boot From Backup is canceled.

Altaro backup - boot from backup


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