You can restore a CVD after hard-drive replacement, file corruption or format.

Install the Horizon Mirage client on the client machine. See Installing the Horizon Mirage Client.


In the Horizon Mirage Management console, select Common Wizards > Disaster Recovery.


Select Replace Hard Disk and click OK.


Select the device you want to use for the restore operation and click Next.

Only devices that are recognized as connected to CVDs and are pending restore are listed.


Select a restore option.

Select the Restore System Only check box (default) to restore system files only, including the base layer, user-installed applications and user machine settings.

The user area content is not affected and any new files in the user area are not erased. User data in this option pertains to files and directories listed in the upload policies User area. See Working with Upload Policies

Deselect the check box if you want to restore the entire CVD, including the user area, from the CVD snapshot.

Any application, setting, or document in the current CVD that does not exist in the snapshot is erased from the endpoint.


Click Next and Finish.