To restore virtual machines in vCloud Air by using the Data Protection Service, you choose from backup images of your vApps. When restoring a virtual machine, you have a choice of performing the restore in the following ways:

An in-place restore—you choose a backup image and restore that image onto the same vApp.

An out-of-place restore—you choose a backup image and create a new vApp out of that image. You can create the new vApp in the same data center used by the original vApp or in a different virtual data center.

Note

Performing an out-of-pace restore, does not restore the following items for a vApp:

vApp configuration data

Virtual machine configuration data

Virtual machine networking configuration

If a vApp contains more than one virtual machine, you can select which virtual machines to restore from that vApp.

Note

When performing an out-of-place restore, you must create the new vApp in the same cloud service (Dedicated Cloud service or Virtual Private Cloud service ) where you are currently subscribed to the Data Protection Service. You cannot create the vApp in another cloud service; for example, if you have subscribed to the Data Protection Service for your Dedicated Cloud service, and you have also subscribed to a Virtual Private Cloud service, you cannot create the vApp in your Virtual Private Cloud .

If you delete a vApp by mistake, you can use the out-of-place restore option to restore that vApp. You must have virtual administrator privileges in vCloud Air to restore deleted vApps.

To restore a virtual machine from a backup, see Restore a Virtual Machine from a Backup.

To restore a virtual machine from a deleted vApp, see Restore a Deleted vApp.