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Instant Restore query

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We have recently been looking into Acronis Instant Restore (booting backups as VMs). We have been able to get the backups to boot as VMs and this is working great, however we are confused about the process once the VM is up and running.

For example, one day a customer's server has a major fault and we need to recover their backup to a new server. The first thing we can do is get the backup booted as a VM so that users can access files from the "server" VM. This allows the users to get on with work while we resolve the issue.

Once we have the new hardware in place, how would we get the data from the VM onto the new hardware? Obviously users would have been saving and changing work on the "server" VM since we booted it from backups, so any changes would need to be copied over too.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Hello Matthew!

When you are running the backup as a VM the changes are persisted in the backup. When the new hardware is ready just restore the backup you have been running as a VM.

-- Peter

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Hi Peter,

Thanks for responding.

Wow, that's a lot easier than I thought it would be!

Thank you for your help :)
 

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It's nice, but you can't recover until you turnoff the VM, so you'll still have to suffer the downtime for however long recovery takes.