Can anyone tell me what the preferred method of restoring a VM is?
I am using Backup Exec to backup my VM's to tape (I am testing with both sparse files and monolithic files)
If I attempt a restore from the tape by copying the backups onto my ESX hosts (/vmfs/volumes) and amending the catalog file and vmdk file names I get errors suggesting that I have manually edited the files.
Should I be just using vmconvertor or VCBrestore to restore the vm and not attempt to manipulate the VM file manually?
Any best pratices would be useful.
i would agree that Converter is the way to go, i would also expect that Symantec as the vendor would have support process documents available to advise on potential/supported methods for restores.
thianks for the responses, I am testing the restore with vm convertor and it does seem to be the simpliest method.
Symantec do publish a restore procedure but it is around restoreing the file from tape back to disk then using vcbrestore.