This topic describes how to restore a VMware virtual machine (VM) to an Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance.


Notice The VM that you want to restore is not a Linux VM whose system disk is created on a logical volume managed by Logical Volume Manager (LVM).

A VMware VM is backed up. For more information, see Back up VMware VM images.

Background information

To ensure the service continuity and stability of a VMware VM, you can restore the VM to an on-premises vCenter Server. However, if an infrastructure failure occurs, such as an ESXi host failure or a data center failure, we recommend that you use the Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) console to restore the backup VM to an ECS instance.


To restore a VMware VM to an ECS instance, perform the following steps:

  1. Log on to the HBR console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Disaster Recovery > VMware Disaster Recovery.
  3. On the VMware Disaster Recovery page, click the Backups tab. On this tab, find the backup plan and click Restore to ECS in the Actions column.
  4. In the Restore to ECS pane, select a VM that you want to restore, and click Next.
  5. In the Configure Restore Rules step, set the VPC, Switch, Instance Type, Instance Family, and other parameters. Then, click Create.
  6. After the restore job is created, view the restoration progress on the Restore Jobs tab.
    After the status of the restore job changes to Completed, click the link in the Destination column to view the information of the ECS instance to which the VMware VM is restored. restore3