Before you can import a VMware Data Recovery (VDR) backup, you must restore the backup in vSphere Client.

Log in to the vSphere Client with administrator privileges and connect to the vCenter Server system where you installed VDR.

1

In vSphere Client, connect to VDR and click the VDR Restore tab.

2

Click the Restore link.

3

Select the database backup to restore.

a

Expand your database group's resource pool.

b

Expand the Backup resource pool.

c

Select the check box next to the backup to be restored.

d

Click Next.

4

Click through the inventory list to select the location for the restored backup (the datastore of the virtual machine and the data.vmdk file that you want to restore), and click Next.

5

Review the restore settings, and click Restore.

The restore begins. The process can take some time to complete. When the process finishes, you can see the restored backup virtual machine in the vSphere inventory.