The objective of single VM Restore is to full restore one of the VMs which are previously backed up.
Most restore tools present a menu of backed up repositories to the admin and permit the ability to restore. The repositories are sorted by backup-name, backup-date, and time.
- During restore, ensure that you connect to the VC, which controls the VMware Telco Cloud Operations. And, your tool can connect to all the VMware Telco Cloud Operations VMs.
- For an in-place restore, make sure that the production VM being restored is shut down. The Veeam tool, detects the VM which are being restored in-place was shut down or not, and it even shut that down before doing the restore.
Note: Based on the IT policy of the organization, you can restore on a staging VMware Telco Cloud Operations setup. You can test first and then switch the production operations to use the staged and tested setup. You can also restore directly (that is a in-place or in the production environment).Example of an in-place all-VM restore, using Veeam:
- Ensure that instantaneous events are enabled or simulated from the smarts domain to VMware Telco Cloud Operations during the process of restore.
- Verify that, statistics are displayed on the UI dashboard.
- Select the VM in the restore UI of Veeam tool.
Note: Restore requires a Kafka VM-power-off. And, shut down Kafka-VM before starting restore.
- Start the single VM Restore.
Progress and successful completion are monitored on the Veeam dashboard.
- After successful restore, do the following:
- Start the KafkaWorkerVM.
- Join the cluster and KafkaWorkerVM.
Note: Ensure all the VMs and simulation are running.
- Connect to the UI.
- Notifications summary must match, as before.
- Ensure that you have your old data in the UI, which was created and stored in elastic before taking a backup, that means the elastic search also restored properly.