About the Restore Verification Feature
For Image-based backups, CloudBerry Backup 6.1 provides the restore verification feature (beta version). When using this feature, CloudBerry Backup creates and runs a test restore plan that downloads a part of the backed up data required to start a test Windows VM created with Windows Hyper-V.
The restore verification feature lets you check the backup integrity before restoring the full backup to a real Windows machine.
Hyper-V is built into Windows as an optional component that is available in Windows 8 or higher. For Windows Server versions, Hyper-V is available in Windows Server 2008 or higher.
For instructions on how to enable the Hyper-V role for your version of OS, see Microsoft documentation. For example, appropriate instructions for Windows 10 are available here.
Before Using This Feature
Before using the restore verification feature, consider the following limitations:
- The Hyper-V role cannot be installed on Windows 10 Home.
- For Windows Server versions, you can use the Restore Verification feature on computers running Windows Server 2012 or higher.
- For the test VM, in the current user temporary folder, Windows creates the Virtual Hard Drive file (.vhdx file). By default, the user temporary folder is located on the C: drive.
For the test VM to work properly, ensure that the C: drive has enough space.
Using the Restore Verification Feature
To check an image-based backup integrity, perform the following steps:
- In CloudBerry Backup for Windows, navigate to the Backup Storage tab.
- From the backup list, select an image-based backup to check.
- Right-click the backup, and on the shortcut menu, click Restore Verification (Beta):
This creates and runs a test restore plan that will start a Windows VM using a part of the backed up data downloaded from the cloud storage. To check that the test VM is running, see the VM state in the preview screenshot:
TIP: Optionally, to log on into VM, click the Hyper-V Console link.